Vincent Battaglia; Phony SEAL

| March 5, 2018 | 111 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies share their work on this Vincent Battaglia fellow. He claims to be a US Navy SEAL in his social media discussions. He gives advice like a life coach;

He claims that we won’t be able to find his records because he was adopted by his stepfather and Vinnie changed his name after he graduated from BUD/S;

However, according to his own Facebook page, his step father’s name is Hutton;

His war wounds are so bad, and he’s so disabled, that he can’t even afford a T-shirt to honor his fallen fellow SEALs, so, please, won’t you buy him one;

Battaglia was indeed in the Navy, he spent two-and-a-half years as a signalman. He was discharged as an E-1. Not a SEAL;

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  1. Boxrdadd says:

    Good God, I just spit my morning coffee out at that smiling Mophead picture

  2. Mason says:

    Is that an ROTC or an officer uniform he’s wearing in that period photo?

    Anyone who posts a picture with a mullet like that obviously has no sense of shame.

  3. Jay says:

    Oh man, that mullet just made my Monday. Someone please start a #mulletMonday. This NEEDS to be a thing.

  4. AW1 Tim says:

    He’s apparently confused “SEAL” with “Meth”, and I’m not certain about which buds he’s claiming, though I suspect, from that pic, that it ain’t the one associated with the Navy…….

    Just sayin’…….

  5. 26Limabeans says:



  6. Claw says:

    Jeepers, Vincent Battaglia is Facebook Friends with himself.

    He has another Facebook profile titled Vincent Battaglia Jr. and the intro says “X-Seal”

    That FB page is wide open for comments if anybody cares to indulge themselves.

  7. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Hollowed out face, distinctive under fed crack head look…in for three years and earned nothing in the awards section?

    This guy has been a fuckstick for a long time apparently…

  8. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Hobo mid-life adopted, tee-shirt selling, mullet hair style sporting, wrong BUDS class announcing … hillbilly Ex-E1!

  9. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Whoo-Ya + Com Rads = TOTALLY LEGIT!

  10. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Meth or AIDS…AIDS or Meth…It’s a toss-up.

    • The Al says:

      It’s times like this I follow the advice from another website I visit- get both

    • Bim says:

      If you look at the FB comments for that mullet pic, you’ll see a friend begging to buy weed from him to go to a Pink Floyd concert. Other comments talk about painkillers.

      Yeah, sounds like he likes to channel his inner Pil l Rogers: never met a drug he didn’t like.

  11. Instinct says:

    Looks kinda glassy eyed in that shot. Wonder what he shot up with before taking that photo.

  12. OldManchu says:

    He said Shipley has a thick head. Lol.

    All the better to head butt ass crackers like this phony!

  13. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Here’s another of his Facebook profiles. This one is open to comments, for the time being.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Skinny little shit when he stands next to a

    • Claw says:

      And Vincent Battaglia Jr. is already going into the damage control mode over there.

      Comments are being deleted as we speak.

    • IDC SARC says:

      “Studied Drug Science Abuse an(sic) Recovery” at Stockton University

      Interesting, but I don’t see any undergraduate, graduate or certificate programs offered at Stockton University with such a title. They don’t even offer a degree in counseling. Why am I not surprised?

      • Martinjmpr says:

        Or perhaps “University” is a euphemism for the California Health Care Facility, Stockton (CHCF), which is described as ” an intermediate-level medical and mental health care facility for patient-inmates within the California state prison system. “

      • Kat says:

        It’s a terrible, terrible thing when you abuse Drug Science. Just say no to math.

        • E4 Mafia For Life. says:

          I’m trying like hell to get my daughters to realize the importance of Math and Logic.
          Older daughter is a combat medic. I tell her, “Uhm what if you gave someone 100 milligrams instead of 10? Or you gave the same dose to someone who is 140 lbs as a person who is 240 lbs?”
          Other daughter is going to be a physical therapist.
          “So. Uhm you might want to study physics and geometry cuz your body parts are i proportions and they rotate certain ways.”

          • Kat says:

            Nice! Math is in /everything/. BBC had a fascinating article on the math & physics behind the Triple Axel. Very cool stuff!

            Totally off-topic, tho. Back on topic: I have a hard time, given the way that this person’s quoted writing is constructed, believing that he was actually involved with serious academics. Like Azygos said downthread, I think he’s giving himself credit for “life experience.”

  14. David says:

    Can’t cut/paste URLs on the phone, but do a search for the South Austin Jug Band’s “Ballad of Eddie Mullet. (GREAT band, gone but not forgotten…)

  15. Azygos says:

    “Studied Drug science abuse an recovery at Stockton University”

    It was a comprehensive how too course.

    He also said he is very religious and attends church regularly. He said he is a devout Chrystal Methodist.

  16. Ret_25X says:

    Another pencil neck geek has appeared….

  17. thebesig says:

    Vincent Battaglia is a phony Navy SEAL who never was a SEAL in any capacity. He did 2 years, 3 months, and 5 days in the Navy, leaving as an E1.

    Poor judgement, doing what he wants to do at the expense of what he’s supposed to do, having a need for control, etc., is a common theme that one sees reading his posts, looking at his records above, his claims of being a SEAL etc.

    He tells people that there’s no shame in not being a SEAL, and he implies that he has a negative outlook on those who aren’t what they represent themselves to be.

    Jealus of his not living up to his last name, to what I think it means? I wouldn’t be surprised if his poor judgement contributed to his only achieving E1, and not being at least an E2 for that time frame, and for the string of poor “career attempts” that list his resume.

    In order to make up for that, Vincent Battaglia creates a phony persona. All that mumbo jumbo about SEAL this, SEAL that, hero this, hero that, all these mentions of valor?

    He’s attempting to convince himself of his lies, just as he’s attempting to convince others of his lies. The later gets him the admiration attention that he craves.

    This hints at the possibility that he was a “never was”, as opposed to “has been”.

  18. Snotcrow says:

    Coma and never walk again – 25% disability.

    Sounds reasonable.

  19. Combat Historian says:

    Vincent Battaglia is a meth-head who gives career advice about joining the SEALS when he couldn’t even finish his initial non-SEAL enlistment and got kicked to the curb as an E-1…

  20. AnotherPat says:

    Is this the same guy in this New Jersey mugshot? (A bit heavier in the picture):

  21. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is a good lesson in how NOT to waste your life.

  22. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    WoW, A Skivvy Waver/Seal. I wonder if he can semaphore Manila Milkman like a co worker who used to do it with his fingers and kept a set of semaphore flags on his open party boat he ran out of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn and used to use them when Ships were coming into NYC harbor.

  23. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Seals in the lead this Monday morning at the TAH starting gate. By the way, does anyone know where he is from?????

  24. Old Trooper says:

    This fucker has some serious crazy eyes shit going on.

  25. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Pencil-necked shit-for-brains has a meat gazer’s grin that makes me think “Keep him AWAY from Children at all times”. He looks like the type that lives in a van down by the river.

  26. Perry Gaskill says:

    I’m disappointed. While Battaglia was going on about being on the Jersey beach patrol for six years, I kept waiting to hear how he once saved Snooki Polizzi from a bad relationship and a nasty sunburn…

  27. HMCS(FMF) ret says:


    Only ops that old “BALLSACK” use to engage in were SQUEAKHOLE ops… at Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance in the Rear) as a Junior Apprentice Towel Boy.

  28. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    On one of the screen shot chat sessions of his, he wrote: “this Navy Seal and a few Rangers were coming back from a mission and by accident a Ranger pulled his pin by accident [sic], grenade hit the ground and a Seal by the name of peter Smith jumped on it and saved 40+ lives of his com rads…. When they buried him all the Seals took off their TRIDENT’s and slammed them into the mahogany as a tribute to their fallen HERO!!”

    First off, the photo of all the SEAL Tridents and the Special Forces flash is from a photo taken at a funeral of one of the Team 6 members who died in Afghanistan. The only story that comes close to a SEAL sacrificing himself on a hand grenade is Petty Officer Michael Monsoor, not “Peter Smith”.

    Fuck this guy for fabricating a story about a Ranger… and for using a photo taken at a funeral; minimizing the loss of those who perished with Team 6 and for diminishing what PO Monsoor did in Ramadi, along with all his other bullshit.

    • rgr769 says:

      That is not an SF “flash” in the middle of the coffin lid. It is the Special Forces patch with Ranger and Special Forces qualification tabs. Rangers don’t pull pins on grenades “by accident.” Many of my troops in the Viet of the Nam were draftee infantrymen. We all carried live grenades in the field; we put OD 100 mph tape (pre-curser to duct tape) over the pin rings. It was SOP in every unit I was in. Never heard of a grenade accident like this in over 15 months. Although, it did happen to that Georgia Congress critter (D), Max Cleland; but it was a Vietnamese that accidentally pulled the pin on the grenade that got him. And Vince is definitely a lying POSer who never even threw a practice grenade.

      • Perry Gaskill says:

        I always liked the old Hollywood version where the hero pulls frag pins with his teeth. In real life, you would probably be shopping for implants…

      • sj says:

        A no shit story: in ’65 when the 82nd invaded the Dominican Republic for what ever reason (most of us could not find DOMREP on a map) the Div CP was in a hanger at the airfield. All of a sudden there was a shit storm that started at one end of the hanger and went to the other. Everyone hitting the floor and lock and loading.

        Turns out a trooper wearing LBE with grenades attached approached the checkpoint and one of his grenades came off his LBE and hit the concrete. Someone called “GRENADE” and the shit storm commenced.

  29. Mark Lauer says:

    He can’t be a SEAL; he doesn’t have a $75 hair cut.

  30. HMC Ret says:

    It’s bothersome that many unsophisticated lurkers reading his FB BS actually think that’s the way ‘things’ work. Falling on grenades. Become an Army Ranger if you can’t make it through Navy SEAL training. All the other shit about my brothers, I love you, blah, blah, blah. A nice touch is the tip cup begging for donations for a Navy SEAL Tee so he can wear it to honor his brothers. This guy really has done a disservice to the military in general and the SEALs and particular. What, 24 months and he rocketed to E1? This guy is an excellent example for how not to live one’s life. He has been a failure at every turn. I could live with that, but not with his “look at me, I’m a hero” bullshit. Toad

  31. 11 Bravo says:

    Ass hamster 1st class.
    Can’t stop telling stories about things he never did.

  32. lily says:

    We should buy him a T-Shirt that says “Thisainthell busted me as a phony Navy SEAL”. Just pretend to be sending him the other T-Shirt he wants.

  33. Daisy Cutter says:

    He kind of looks like the Master Chief (Viggo Mortensen) from “G.I. Jane” … on meth.

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