Mitchell Estep; phony special forces

| December 5, 2016


This fellow, Mitchell Estep, or Mitch Estepona as he is known on Facebook and “Corvette” to his biker buddies, was on the old POW Network, but he figured that it was safe to venture out into the world in his phony special forces persona once again. We heard about his asshattery just a few weeks ago from someone who was unfortunate enough to bump into him. Estep works at the FAA now.

Estep POW Network

Uniform Estep

Uniform Estep2

Of course, the National Personnel Records Center doesn’t remember his career like that. He was a personnel clerk for his entire career. He made Master Sergeant working in the Pentagon, but he has no deployments to Vietnam or to Desert Storm, but he thinks that he deserves the accolades. I see he has a Soldier’s Medal in his records, but I can’t find him on any roster of recipients. I wonder how a personnel clerk could get a Solder’s Medal;

Mitchell Estep FOIA

Mitchell Estep FOIA2

Mitchell Estep FOIA Assignments

Mitchell Estep FOIA Training

And yes, of course there is a motorcycle, a tattoo and a vest;

Estep Motor

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    Covert of the covert of the covert…..a thoroughly dangerous man.


  2. Doc Savage says:

    Shit biscuit.

  3. Just An Old Dog says:

    What an ass-lord!! He was highly decorated in his field. He legitly has 8 awards much higher than I ever had.
    Plenty to be proud of. But no he seems to be ashamed of his real service. What a fuck stick.

  4. ex-OS2 says:


  5. Jay says:

    Hell, this calls his whole stack into question now. I’ve never seen an E8 with a Legion of Merit, but I’m not Army either. He was personnel and worked at the Pentagon, he could’ve thrown any and everything in his record.

    • SFC D says:

      I once saw a SGM receive a LOM on retirement, I think that’s the only time I’ve ever seen it awarded to an enlisted Soldier.

      • Kevin says:

        I went to a Green Beret retirement ceremony a few months ago. This GB retired as a Sgt Major and he received the Legion of Merit upon his retirement

    • Claw says:

      J. Max Taylor, AKA “The Iceman” got the LOM as a Buck Sergeant.

      Legitimate listing on his FOIA.

      Of course, he was also running covert ops in Viet of the Nam from his hooch in Korea, so read into it what you will.

    • MrBill says:

      In my last reserve unit, we were able to get a LOM for a Master Sergeant who retired with well over 30 years of outstanding service.

    • Skippy says:

      I’ve never seen one awarded in my almost 9’total years of Army and NG service
      Now my adopted dad received a BSM x2 and I believe a )(; at his retirement
      As a full bird from the Air Force but I’ve got to find his 214, the BSMs are for service
      In Vietnam, I was always under the understanding you had to be a officer
      Retiring to get anything like that,
      But what the hell do I know ??

  6. Mick says:

    Let’s pause for a moment here to review the TAH Poser Checklist, shall we?

    – Motorcycle: check!

    – Leather vest covered in Poser Bling: check!

    – Unearned Special Forces tattoo: check!

    – Unearned SF sticker on windscreen: check!

    – Bogus military awards: check!

    – Unfathomable inability to be satisfied with a perfectly honorable career as a high-ranking Army SNCO/personnel clerk: check!

    Totally legit.

  7. Green Thumb says:

    What a fucking turd.

    Someone should just kick him in the nuts.

    “Corvette”, huh?

    No one in there right mind would go by that nickname.

    I bet he hangs out with that other turd “Whispers” in the break room of All-Points Logistics.

    • Sparks says:

      “No one in there right mind would go by that nickname.”

      Four on the floor, high speed cocksuckers would. “Cock taker and ass giver”.

      • 1610desig says:

        He has now been downgraded to “chevette” that iconic Detroit lemon of the 80s

        • David says:

          have a friend who once told a stripper he was picking up that his “‘Vette was parked outside”. She came out after work and yeah, a Chevette. He says she was unhappy for some reason.

          Somewhat unrelated – he has a 6th Good Conduct, which should mean 18-20 years, but retired out after 24 – shouldn’t he have more?

          • Claw says:

            David, the FOIA service time is somewhat misleading as it indicates only one start date and one end date.

            By looking at his 2-1, he actually only put in right about 20 years active duty within a 24 year period.

            From 1972 to 1981 he had two breaks in service and only did 4 years, 11 months, and some (15?)days of active duty.

            Once he reentered on 16 Oct 81 until he retired on 31 Oct 96, he did straight active duty time of about 15 years and 15 days.

            Somewhere in all the calculations, he wound up with 20 years and retired.

            So only having six GCM’s for 20 years active duty would be correct.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          Chevette, the car that started falling apart when one drove it off the Dealer’s lot!

  8. Sparks says:

    On his uniform, after the Soldier’s Medal is a Bronze Star, not a Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Please correct me if I am seeing this in error.

    • Sparks says:

      I was looking at his Facebook photo.

    • Claw says:

      Nope, you’re not wrong. I saw it also. As well as a VSM/VCM.

      This is what happens to people, who in 24 years service, only ever had to go once to the CIF and draw TA-50.

      Talk about being a homesteader at the big house. Geez-Louise.

    • Claw says:

      According to my count, he has eight extra ribbons in his rack he doesn’t rate.

    • ex-OS2 says:

      What is the South Korean Badge under the right breast pocket?

      What is on the bottom of the right sleeve?

      I think there is a CIB creeping out of the left lapel too.

      Cocksucking cocksucker.

      • Claw says:

        Those things on the bottom of his right sleeve are Army Overseas Service Bars.

        Each bar indicates that a soldier has served six months in a combat zone.

      • Claw says:

        I think that South Korean Badge is one of those “My wife drives a KIA” badges/smile.

        • ex-OS2 says:

          So it would be safe to say that the Army Overseas Service Bars are an embellishment?

          • Claw says:

            You are correct.

            No time in Viet of the Nam. (He didn’t enlist until October 72. Last combat troops left Viet of the Nam in March 73.)

            No time in Desert Shield/Storm. Too busy keeping the Pentagon’s morning coffee making duty roster straight.

            Hell, he should have stuck around another couple of years and made E-9. He could have given PV9 “No Slack” King a run for her money on being the only E-9 in existence without a “combat” tour.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          Or the Daewoo/Hyundai Expert Driver’s Badge.

      • 1610desig says:

        I earned that badge in Itaewon one Saturday night…two hooks and a lot of soju

      • Headhunter says:

        The Korea badge is for Combined Forces Command and both US personnel and ROKs assigned to CFC may where it but most US personnel in CFC did not wear it during my time in CFC/USFK

  9. Martinjmpr says:

    So when there was actual shooting going on, he hid in the pentagon, and now he’s claiming he was “in the shit?”

    What a dirtbag.

    As for the awards, I would guess that those could be called “proximity awards” as in, they came about as a direct result of his proximity to high rank.

    As a senior NCO in the 5 sided puzzle palace there were probably plenty of field grade and flag officers and senior noncoms who basically have nothing to do but write each other up for awards.

    At first I was thrown by the references to the CCF – which AFAIK means “Correctional Confinement Facility” but quickly realized that even if that’s what it meant, it doesn’t mean he was a prisoner there, it means he was a clerk assigned to the MP unit there.

    But after 20+ years of hiding (and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he was one of the guys who BRAGGED about how they avoided field duty) now he wants to be Rambo because in the civilian world, there’s not much respect for the guy who puts cover sheets on the TPS reports.

    • charles w says:

      He did have to work Saturday once.

    • Hondo says:

      CCF at Fort Meade may well have been the Central Clearance Facility. Believe that was the organization used to process all US Army security clearances during the 1980s.

      I also wonder about those 3 awards of the OSR. I only see one assignment in his record of assignments that qualifies – for Germany, 1981-1983. But the OSR was retroactive, so if both of his previous AD periods (72-74 and 75-77) included an overseas tour those could be legit. All his assignments from 1983-1995 appear to have been in the NCR.

      Looks to me like he homesteaded in the NCR for 12 years. Nice if you can stomach that, I guess.

    • NormanS says:

      As a Pentagon POG, wouldn’t he have worn the MDW patch on his uniform? I wore that patch in the 561st MP Co. at Ft. Myer, Virginia (’71-’72).

      • Hondo says:

        His record of assignments indicates he was assigned to USAE (US Army Element), OCJS and OSD. I’m pretty sure OCJS and OSD are Joint organizations. From at least the early 1990s on, personnel assigned to joint organizations w/o a defined Army SSI wore the Joint Agency patch – which is indeed the patch on the left shoulder of his greens coat.

  10. Daisy Cutter says:

    He is out standing in the field.

  11. BigHead Tom says:

    He puts the special in Special Forces with the long tab on the wrong side.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      You know, that’s one thing that posers always seem to get wrong and it’s baffling.

      I’m not even SF and I know that the SF tab never, ever, under any circumstances, goes on the right sleeve.

      • BigHead Tom says:

        I remember an assclown back in the day sporting a long tab on both sleeves. He was a new guy in the Guard and I honestly think he just purchased a uniform and started showing up at drill. He was promptly exorcised from the command.

    • Green Thumb says:


  12. Tony180a says:

    Nice Special Forces tab over your combat patch asshole! You’d think an E8 PSNCO would know 670-1 a little better when putting together poser bling!

  13. AZtoVA says:

    New language in the 2017 NDAA:
    905a. Art. 105a. False or unauthorized pass offenses
    —Any person subject to this chapter who, wrongfully and falsely, makes, alters, counterfeits, or tampers with a military or official pass, permit, discharge certificate, or identification card shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
    —Any person subject to this chapter who wrongfully sells, gives, lends, or disposes of a false or unauthorized military or official pass, permit, discharge certificate, or identification card, knowing that the pass, permit, discharge certificate, or identification card is false or unauthorized, shall be punished as a court martial may direct.
    —Any person subject to this chapter who wrongfully uses or possesses a false or unauthorized military or official pass, permit,
    18 discharge certificate, or identification card, knowing that the pass, permit, discharge certificate, or identification card is false or unauthorized, shall be punished as a court martial may direct.’’.

  14. HMCS(FMF) ret says:


    Jonn – he got that Soldier’s Medal the SV way… he altered his records

  15. He is scrubbing that Facebook page right now. The smell of Bleach and Lysol is overwhelming. He has pulled the uniform photo, and is scrubbing comments.
    Too little, too late, bitch. You’ve been screen capped.

  16. He has either closed the account now or has blocked me. Can anyone else get through the link? I did get to message a couple of his friends and let them know that his is a poser.

  17. NormanS says:

    I left a comment on his FB photo of his uniform. I received an FB notice of a response to my comment; but the photo, and counter-comment are now gone. He seems to be sanitizing his FB page. Oh, and now I am blocked from commenting, as well.

  18. Sparks says:

    Mitchell Estep…diamonds are forever. So are Facebook screen shot captures and the internet. Welcome…to Google!

  19. Guard Bum says:

    I know a MSG who retired in 2013 that did exactly 20 years, never served a day overseas, and had awards like that because he was a house mouse or something at the Pentagon.

    Those guys think they got over but now in retirement they get endless questions asking about why they didnt serve in OIF or OEF and it must eat at them every single fucking day. I wouldnt trade a campaign medal for any of that guys personal awards even if they are legit.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      And the thing is, as I said above, being in MI, I’ve known guys who bragged about how they’ve never been issued TA-50 or seen the inside of a tent since basic training.

      Like they were so important to the Army that they couldn’t be “wasted” on field exercises layout inspections or the M-16 range because their “real world” mission was too important.

      Wouldn’t surprise me if Estep was one of those guys who thought that skating from one cush billet to another was a sign of his superior intelligence.

      And now that he’s out, he’s pretending to be the very thing he studiously avoided being for his entire career.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        My S-1 section was assigned a new PSNCO that came to us from Division HQ. He bragged about not having fired a weapon in 14 years.

        Not a smart thing to say in an Infantry battalion. 8 – )

  20. Graybeard says:

    Mitchell Estep
    made a misstep,
    tripped and fell
    in This Ain’t Hell.
    Can’t take mocking
    he’s FaceBook blocking,
    hides and cries
    but he still lies.

  21. 26Limabeans says:

    Mitchell Estepona. (E-STEP-ON-A)
    Man, this is too easy. I’m gonna leave it for someone else.

  22. rgr769 says:

    This little leg professional REMF POS poser sure makes his Harley look big in that photo. I wonder if after he had the SF DUI tattooed on his arm, he also had the CIB he never earned tattooed on his tiny dick. Just another dope with no rope.

    • rgr769 says:

      Also, the fact that he put that SF tab on his right sleeve and he retired in 1996 tells me he never dared to wear that uniform as adorned anywhere on duty. What he has done with that SF tab is the same as sewing a Ranger tab on your right sleeve.

  23. Stashiu3 says:

    I did know a 75C with a legit Soldier’s Medal back in 1984 while in Korea. Saved a little girl from an oncoming train IIRC. That said, I am skeptical about this one. It’s likely just one more lie from this poser dirtbag. Means, motive, opportunity.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Well, the guy was a personnel clerk at HQDA.

      Asking how he could have inserted a soldier’s medal into his records is like asking how the guy who handles money for the mafia drives a new car every year, IOW it ain’t hard to figure out.

      But a Soldiers Medal ought to be like the MOH. There ought to be a locate-able citation online somewhere, unless the Army like the CIA gives out “secret medals.”

    • Claw says:

      Just looked at the Military Times Soldiers Medal listing for the entire time he was on active duty (and a few years after, just in case it was awarded after retirement.)

      Seemed to be a fairly comprehensive listing.

      He wasn’t listed. Big surprise, huh?

  24. Wilted Willy says:

    After this ass clown served all of that time and didn’t step on his dick, then retires and resorts to this? I just can’t understand the mentality? I served my six years, didn’t go anywhere except to training, but hey, I still enjoyed myself. I can’t even find a picture of myself in uniform! I did own a Harley once, but I didn’t have the poser vest and bling, but I did have a puppy, so you have that at least? Enjoy your google fame cocksucker, you have at least earned that! Oh how I wish they would charge my brother under that false statute business? Enjoy your time in the poundemintheass prison!

    • 11B-mailclerk says:

      Purely on a hypothetical basis, and assuming at least one other person returning a favor, what content of a DD-214 could -not- be altered by a highly placed long-service personnel clerk at HQ Department of the Army?

      I mean, a 20+ year E-3/E-5 yo-yo could probably gin-up an E-8, a handful of ribbon-bling, etc. Also, delete any… unfortunate downward changes to rank, memos, or other less than nice paper.

      Purely for a future work of hypothetical fiction, but what -couldn’t- be … edited?

  25. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Dear Mitchell,

    The AlGoreNet knows all, sees all.

    And NEVER fucking forgets.

  26. sapper7 says:

    Love reading motivation on fuckstains

  27. Skippy says:

    Enjoy your re-born Google fame ass-hole

  28. TankBoy says:

    I love how there is always a motorcycle and a vest. You would think by this time that someone would have approached Harley Davidson about a discount program for posers. They could sell all of that Gucci Harley licensed apparel and accessories with appropriate special forces insignia, valor medals, and such to posers who sign up for this special club. There is a fortune in the making for Harley, as they seem to be the bike of choice to the posing community. Probably due to their image tie-in to the rugged manly man culture.

    • Wilted Willy says:

      Tank, I think the reason there is always a motorcycle as part of the poser dress code is because that is the only way these limpdick cocksuckers can have anything exciting between their legs? knowwhatimean Vern??

  29. NotaLeg says:

    Soldiers medal is possible even for a clerk. If he was driving to work, came across a car wreck and helped save someone inside the vehicle, typically that would earn him the medal. The rest of his embellishments are pure nonsense for which there is no excuse.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      But if that were true there would be a publicly available citation somewhere. The SM is the highest award that can be given out in peacetime, so the Army has a tendency to publicize these awards when they happen.

      The fact that there is apparently no available record of such a citation, combined with Estep’s proximity to HQDA, makes the award highly suspect.

      I assume the LOM is legit but the SM? Not buying that unless it can be connected to a specific date, time, and place with Estep’s name prominent in the article.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      There needs to be a significant risk to the life of the Soldier for the Soldier’s Medal. If I recall correctly, the risk is comparable for that of a Bronze Stare with V or Silver Star. (It is between those two in precedence.) Lesser acts of rescue or no-risk lifesaving (ex: CPR) would receive an ARCOM.

      Award of the Soldier’s medal is quite rare, and usually quite noteworthy. I cannot imagine the Public Affairs team of any unit failing to toot such a horn in local papers, etc.

  30. CB Senior says:

    Says he operated in Korea. As what, a Bush Bunny?

    • Martinjmpr says:

      I’m assuming the only thing he “operated” in Korea was a keyboard, a bottle of Soju and a short time girl on Hooker Hill. 😉