Richard Patey; phony SEAL

| June 27, 2017

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this Richard Patey fellow who, of course, claims to be a US Navy SEAL.

On his LinkedIn profile, he claims to have served for more than 23 years in the Navy;

Of course, the Navy doesn’t remember his career like that;

He had a little over three years, he served on the USS SARATOGA as an Airman, Aviation Ordnanceman Striker (AOAN), an E-3. But, no SEAL training. Surprised? Yeah, me neither.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. AW1 Tim says:

    You know, real Ordnancemen would beat this guy like a rented mule for bringing such disrespect to their Rating.

    Fuck this guy. I hope this makes him famous on the interwebs.

  2. CB Senior says:

    Real hard charger. E3 in 3 yrs.
    9-9-6: 9 months E1-E2. 9 months E2-E3 and 6 months E3-E4. You do have to take a test but AO is sign your name and pass.
    Status: Discharged, now that is a ringing endorsement.

    • MSGT_RET says:

      No kidding! I made QM2 in just a little over 2 years.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      He went to “A” school. Maybe things were different in the 1980s but when I went through “A” school, promotion to E-4 was automatic when you had enough time for it as E-3.

      • AO2(NAC) says:

        naw you still had to pass the rating exam with a high enough score to advance to PO3, provided you had the appropriate time in rate (9 mos as an E-3 back in the 80’s).. You could PNA (passed, not advanced) which gave you points the next time you took it.

    • JimV says:

      I made SP4 (E-4) in six months, but I also graduated first in my class during AIT.

  3. IDC SARC says:

    Phony SEAL and studied 2 programs at a University that don’t exist according to their website.


    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      He barely graduated A school in a rating hardly known for its mental prowess. That alone should tell you something.

      • IDC SARC says:

        yeah, but Forensic Psychology claims are red flags. There aren’t that many Forensic Psychology programs, Forensic Criminology is even rarer. lol

  4. LiRight says:

    It seems as though there are more phony SEALs out there than the real thing.

    This guy was destined for an astounding E-4 at 20 years….lol.

  5. IDC SARC says:

    On the Saratoga…ok, maybe just a case of Mayport Madness

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Seriously? He couldn’t even make PO3?

  7. Graybeard says:

    Richard Robert Patey – not a SEAL in the Navy.
    Richard Robert Patey couldn’t even advance on time.

    Maybe someone ought to make him prove he was a SEAL; take him 7 miles offshore, dump him in the water, and make him swim in.

  8. 1610desig says:

    He does have that steely thousand yard stare….like he’s focusing on a bottle of El Toro

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Or having flashbacks of Macho Grande if not his time in the jungles of Paprika.

  9. SARC88 says:

    Mama says “Posers are so mad because they got all that space on their uniforms, and no badges”.

    Although I tend to dismiss the Facebook bullshitters, this guy seems like he was letting the snowball grow. He doesn’t even have a grain of truth to salt his lies with.

  10. SgtMass says:

    Well ball licker went in and cleaned up his FB profile but he’s still spewing jizz. Cause now he changed his TIS to September 1981 to October 1986.

    • IDC SARC says:

      He’s gonna hafta do better than that if he wants to keep claiming he was also SWCC since they didn’t exist as a community in that 81-86 time frame.

      • NavCWORet says:

        IDC SARC, reported your post by accident (sorry).
        He saw “Special Warfare” and didn’t bother to read the rest. Doesn’t realize that SEAL and SWCC are two different things. Probably saw Act of Valor and thought they were the same.

  11. Sandman says:

    I blasted his page with the MP BoS yesterday, he blocked me,,I’m hurt, but I’ll be ok.

  12. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Yet another cream puff of a candyassed no-load pus-nuts Sparkle Pony of a purple fart waffle.

  13. Mick says:

    Oh boy. Another phony SEAL. Here we go again.

    — sigh —

    Over at the Military Phonies website linked above, they believe that this assclown actually lives in Florida, not Jamaica.

    So once again, it’s Florida.

    Anybody see any sign of a motorcycle or a leather vest?

  14. Andy Kravetz says:

    The Trident is named after a beer? I get that SEAL training is called BUDS though I thought one of the letters was lower-cased. Either way, I can’t imagine the SEAL community would name a part of their pin after a domestic beer. right?

    And no, I am not ignoring his other claims. Just amazed at that one.

    Andy Kravetz, reporter
    Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star

    • IDC SARC says:

      It’s colloquially called a Budweiser because the eagle was basically liberated from the Anheuser Busch eagle logo and affixed to a trident and pistol. IME I hear SEALS refer to it most often as either a Budweiser or just a bird more often than a trident….though I think I heard Trident more often in the late 80s-90s than I do today.

      No more odd than an EOD calling his insignia a crab, submariners calling their insignia a dolphins, ESWS being called cutlasses, someone referring to a dive bubble etc

      • IDC SARC says:

        ugh…pardon the typos…I’m posting on the fly

      • IDC SARC says:

        You wanna hear some funny and confusing MilSpeak, just listen around any gathering of operators at a Joint SOF Command.


      • CB Senior says:

        Mine is called a Bug.
        Or bug on a Salad.

        • Andy Kravetz says:

          I have been around various things and heard a lot of milspeak. I get crab and dolphins but Budweiser just seemed kinda off the cuff. Thanks for explaining it to me. I guess if you go through the hell to earn it, you can call it whatever you want.


  15. thebesig says:

    Richard Patey is a phony Navy SEAL veteran, he never was a Navy SEAL. And Richard Patey, phony Navy SEAL, if you think that you’re not a phony Navy SEAL, come over here and prove that you were one… if you were one. We all know that you weren’t one. Your failure to come here to present your case will just be more proof that you’re a phony Navy SEAL.

    You should’ve just clapped fake flippers, said, “Arf arf arf,” and tried to balance a spinning ball on your nose, all at the same time. You would’ve had better luck convincing people that you were a seal. 🙄

  16. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:


  17. Mark Lauer says:

    I’m wondering how SEALs learn how to retrain a part of their brain (the amygdala) that is basically runs instinct, and is located in the most primitive part of the brain; the Reptilian Complex (R-Complex).
    You can’t retrain instinct. Just can’t be done. But this reptile brain seems to think you can.
    Well, I’d like to see him explain how that’s done.
    I’m pretty sure some real SEALs would like to know too.

    • Graybeard says:

      Liberal applications of mind altering substances not necessarily bought at the local drug store.

    • IDC SARC says:

      “I’m wondering how SEALs learn how to retrain a part of their brain (the amygdala) that is basically runs instinct, and is located in the most primitive part of the brain”

      The same way everybody else does as they work their way through life, by gaining experience and using your frontal lobe connections to tell the whiny little bahstid to STFU.

      Everybody trains their amygdala. 🙂

      • IDC SARC says:

        Of course you can retrain instinct. Everybody that has a tattoo, wears contacts lenses, learned to hold their breath, follow the path of Linda Lovelace in fellatio, rappel, parachute, don a Scott Pack, bunker gear and run into a burning building etc etc has done so.

        • IDC SARC says:

          heck one of the first things we learn early in life is to ignore the instincts and reflexes to pee and poop when our stretch receptors tell us to do so. Those receptors are attached to neurons in the brain stem and unless overriding neurons in the frontal lobes say, “Not right now” we would do just that. 🙂

  18. Toasty Coastie says:

    Damn, he looks like he stole Chewbacca’s hairbrush and glues the hair on his face…

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      It looks like something an opossum puked up after eating shit out of a hairbrush!

  19. Airdale (AW) USN ret. says:

    He would have to do better, back then NO Airdales where going to be a Seal!

  20. Chief says:

    As if IYAOYAS weren’t already window lickers, this guy comes and makes them that much worse!

  21. Green Thumb says:

    I missed this loser.

    Oh, well.


  22. Bobo says:

    26 out of 28 in his AO “A” school class. There’s a ringing endorsement.