Juan Romanov-Pena; fake SEAL

| July 19, 2017

Someone noticed this fellow, Juan Romanov-Pena on LinkedIn over a year ago. He was claiming to be the aide to the Ambassador to Austria as well as a Navy SEAL officer;

At the time that he was claiming that, Alexa L. Wesner was the ambassador to Austria, but the post is unoccupied at the moment. The profile seems to be gone, too, but needless to say, in case it reappears, he wasn’t a Navy SEAL, either;

He was probably claiming that he was the heir to the Russian throne, too.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Romanov? My, how those bad boys did scatter their seed! Is he a bleeder, by any chance?

  2. ChipNASA says:

    Delusional fuckstain.His parents dropped him on his head way too many times.

  3. Jay says:

    Navy SEAL AND Ambassador. At least he went big. I’m sure the ambassador wears a vest, doo rag, and has a service dog too….

    • Mick says:

      And he drives himself to and from the embassy on his own motorcycle without a security escort.

      He’s such a badass that he doesn’t need a security detail.

  4. Thunderstixx says:

    One would think that people would be aware of TAH when they decide to put their crap up on Linked-In…
    Imagine all the poor waif illegals that could be served with the money that the NPRC uses for postage replying to the thousand or so requests for fakers to TAH each and every year…
    Don’t do it posers, don’t do it for the children…

    • Don says:

      They’re like the pervs who keep showing up at houses thinking they’re going to molest a kid. SURPRISE MUDDAF’ER YOU’RE ON CAMERA! NOW OFF TO JAIL!

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I get a big kick out of watching those pervs getting arrested, especially the ones that scream like a jailhouse BITCH!

      • rgr769 says:

        I always loved the look on their faces when Whathisname Hansen of Dateline was waiting for them, when they thought they were about to meet the 12 or 13 year old they were going to have sex with.

  5. Doc Savage says:

    Someone feasted at the paint chip buffet as a child.

  6. Nicki says:

    It looks like he claims to have been an aide to the US Ambassador to Austria Swanee Hunt from 2005-2006, not that he was the Ambassador himself. But problem is she was ambassador in 1993, so maybe he’s claiming he worked for her company Hunt Alternatives LLC?

    Not sure. Font is really small. Am I missing where he actually claims to have been Ambassador?

    • Combat Historian says:

      I’m reading it the same way as you, Nicki, that he claims he was Swanee Hunt’s aide and Deputy CofS at Hunt Alternatives LLC.
      But he seems to confuse everything by mentioning her as “Ambassador Swanee Hunt”, using the “Ambassador” moniker as an honorific for her past ambassadorship service in Austria. This confuses things, but perhaps the confusing phrasing is intentional on his part to make himself appear to be a bigger shot…

      • Nicki says:

        Oh crap! I accidentally hit the “report comment” rather than reply, because it’s been that kind of month.

        Sorry, Jonn et al.! Just ignore that!

        CH – generally the honorific is used, even when the individual leaves post, so I don’t find that all that uncommon. But the lies about the military service… that’s something else entirely.

  7. Martinjmpr says:

    Maybe he was actually the King’s Emissary to the Habsburg Court and also a time-traveling SEAL.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Next he’ll be sending emails asking for help in getting his Nigerian Lottery winnings back to the States!

  8. Commissioner Wretched says:

    He could, theoretically, be an heir to the Russian throne. He’d also be somewhere toward the very back of the line. There are some Romanovs who are much, much closer to the (still non-existent) throne.

    At one time, a retired Marine officer down in Florida was one of the higher claimants, but I can’t remember his name or how far along the line he really was. He also was most emphatically not interested in the idea.

  9. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Bet you that he can work balls and tickle taints with the best of them…

  10. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Didn’t he sit on the Russian throne from 1762-1796. He doesn’t look that old unless he moved down to Boca Raton, Fla. and had a Botox job on his face. I wonder if he’s the same guy I saw in the Town Center Mall.

  11. Lee Martinez says:

    I know (knew) this guy. He was a friend until the stories became so unbelievable that I had to start listening to my gut (that had been sending signals for so long). I last saw him when he worked for the former ambassador who was running a non-profit from her home in Cambridge. That part of his story was true (I met her while visiting him for lunch). He told me he got the job because, when he interviewed, he mentioned that he knew some politician from the south west that had a connection to Ambassador Hunt. Anyway, in the few years I knew him, he claimed to be a seal, first responder in one of the great quakes of Mexico City, worked for or knew royalty, just too much “luck” (“There a picture of me in the newspaper handing a baby up to an EMT after digging her out of rubble”). He was like a Spanish Forest Gump. He always knew the name of the paper, the name of the small town,, the name of the actor, dates, anything…he was a fountain of info. Anyway, I felt bad that I turned my back on him because he didn’t have many friends and had to care for an ailing relative. So I call him at S.Hunt’s non-profit and the person who answered the phone said he left the non-profit and implied it wasn’t by choice. That was the last I heard of him. This was about 2006/2007? Anyway, someone reminded me of him today and I had to do a google search. Seems like the BS meter was correct.