Robert Kenneth Hume; warrant issued

| April 28, 2018

The other day we talked about Robert Kenneth Hume from San Diego, California who applied for a job as chief of the Marietta, Georgia Fire Department. Of course, he saw a need to pump up his resume with some phony military service and a forged DD214 discharge record. Hume also applied for a similar job a year ago in the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District (NACFD) but he couldn’t be bothered to answer his phone for the telephonic interview. He also applied for a chief job earlier this year in Escambia County, Florida where he had to compete with 76 other candidates. He applied for a fire chief job in Harlington, Texas in July 2014. Hume really wants to be a fire chief – even in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this year.

Anyway, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, there is now a warrant issued in Georgia for Mr Hume;

An arrest warrant for Robert Kenneth Hume accuses him of submitting paperwork to officials in Marietta, Ga., showing he’d earned military honors — including a Silver Star — that he did not actually receive, and showing that he’d achieved a higher rank than he did while serving in the U.S. Army.

An email to Hume on Thursday was met with a call from attorney David S. West, Hume’s lawyer in Georgia. West said his new client will go to Georgia to surrender himself and address the matter.

“Right now we don’t have any comment on the reason this occurred or what may have happened — but I can tell you that he retained me, and we are going to appear and address this,” West said.

“He’s not running away from this. He wants to deal with it. Within the next couple of days we are going to have a chance to get the warrant taken care of.”

Maybe all of those places where he applied for a fire chief job should compare his resumes.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Claw says:

    Dear Esquire West:

    The reason “this” occurred is Robert Kenneth Hume is a fucking liar.

    Feel free to soak him for as much money as possible before losing your case.

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Oooh, this is gonna be fun to watch unfold. Popcorn, anyone? I bet Robert Kenneth Hume will be grubbing around like the Bony Eared Assfish that he is! (Google that, it’s actually safe for work)

  3. Claw says:

    The funniest part of the story is that the Human Resources Director in Georgia (that Robert Kenneth Hume sent his resume to) is a Retired Army PAC NCO.

    May Robert Kenneth Hume have many, many NPDs (No Pay Due) until the end of time.

  4. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    “Right now we don’t have any comment on the reason this occurred or what may have happened — but I can tell you that he retained me, and we are going to appear and address this,” West said.
    Translation: I am billing this dumb sonovabitch about $150 an hour, received a health up front deposit, and will milk this shit for all it is worth.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Stupidity should be painful. And expensive.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        ROBERT KENNETH HUME’S squeakhole is going to be when the boys at the BTJT Deli (Home of the WORLD FAMOUS Cockmeat Sammich) get a hold of it…

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Another translation, “I will speak for and defend him all the way to his last dollar.”

  5. Planet Ord says:

    I’m with MPD. And was a detective there for 6 years. This wingnut didn’t understand that most of us are veterans. Either that or are in the reserves or guard. One detective is a CPO, another was a Blackhawk crew chief for many years. The detective commander was in the guard and his spouse is currently serving. There’s a few Marines in there and one airborne guy that made the 173rd combat jump in Iraq, but you have to wave a green light in his face to get him to do anything.

    Home never stood a chance. This was interesting to watch and see how it played out.

    • AW1Ed says:

      PO, you’ve just made my day! Thanks for posting, and please keep us up on the ensuing festivities.

      • Planet Ord says:

        Will do. As the article said, our HR director was a human resource officer in the Navy. We actually hired him on retirement, I believe. He is a great guy to work with and not your typical HR scary person. He’s a team oriented kind of guy. I’m glad to see that he doesn’t have any tolerance for this crap.

        The charges that were secured are the same types of charges that Shane Ladner was convicted of last year. But this is Cobb County, not Cherokee County. Big difference.

  6. Currahee John says:

    I ran across a mention that he faked his fire service as well, listing only one department on his applications and resume that no longer exists, and that he could not possibly have belonged to. Like Jonn frequently says, SV is usually only the tip of the iceberg.

    I’m also in the area on occasion (waves hello to Planet Ord – wave back whenever you pass Bldg 447 at the CNGC!), work with a couple of retired CCFD and MFD guys, and they are flabbergasted that this loon even sent in paperwork for the position. They’ve had their share of weirdos and idiots of rank, of course, including a breathtakingly incompetent FF who was run up the ranks quickly to keep herself from being KIA on a fireground, and ended up as the FC of a foreign nation’s department, but never one that didn’t start out in their own rookie schools. Or at least someone else’s for-real department rookie school!

  7. 26Limabeans says:

    Guy wants in bad. Must be some under lie ing reason.

    • Currahee John says:

      It’s a job that pays big and looks semi-cushy to the uninitiated, but which is darn difficult and highly stressful if its done right.

      • Ret_25X says:

        that depends on the system. The fire chief in my home town did precisely dick for his salary. I suspect that may be true in many jurisdictions.

  8. Gravel says:

    3 to 1 odds that he doesn’t show up in Georgia to take care of the warrant as his attorney claims.

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      3-1? Who’s your bookie? That must be the in-state odds. Mine has him listed at 500-1 if he’s still in California, 100-1 if’s two or more states north or west of Geogia but not in California, and 25-1 if he’s in a border state.

      • Hondo says:

        Hmm. Wonder if taking up a collection and offering it to the appropriate LE office in Cobb County to fund Hume’s extradition would be allowable?

        If so, count me in for at least $50.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I’m sure his Lawyer will gracefully bill him $150-350 and hour for his efforts, my question is WILL Robert Kenneth Hume actually cough up the money or will he skip out and swim off like the bony eared assfish he truly is?

  9. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Client retains atty and the check clears.

    Client tells atty he’ll surrender on a warrant.

    Atty tells world client will surrender.

    Client does not surrender.

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      In a letter to the Marietta, Georgia PD the Atty. could write;

      To Hume it may concern, my client is an idiot.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    How can he apply for the position of fire chief? Don’t you have to work your way up to it? Or does that only happen in cities like Chicago, where you also have to know a lot of people, especially on the South Side?

    • Planet Ord says:

      Around here, PH2, they hire police and fire chiefs from the inside and the outside. A lot of highly qualified people make it to just below the top. Then they apply to other jurisdictions to be chief.

      That being said, you cannot get hired into any other leadership positions. You have to work your way up from the bottom. I’m not sure why it’s different in other places, but it works.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    What a loser.

    Lock him up!

  12. ElPinchePelon says:

    I grew up in Campo and still have family there. This guy, aside from being a bag of shit with feet and eyes, is woefully unqualified to be dogcatcher, let alone a Fire Chief. He was, if I remember correctly, a Captain on the Campo Volunteer FD (served a population of maybe 3000) which has since been absorbed by the SD County Fire Authority. He even, at one point, sued the Fire Department for having let him go from his volunteer position for costs associated with having to drive to another location to volunteer–I forget the exact reason they let him go, so I’m not going to say why lest I get it wrong. The judge was unimpressed and made the logical ruling that Mr. Hume doesn’t *have* to volunteer anywhere and doesn’t make a living doing so and therefore, Campo FD (a small non-profit with very little money) owed him nothing (go Judge!). I was in the courtroom for this, so this isn’t hearsay on my part.