Rusty Berry – Yet Another Phony Navy SEAL

| January 18, 2019

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Russell Dean Berry, who goes by “Rusty” but has also been known as “Jimmy Lee Cooper.”

Rusty sports a lot of U.S. Navy bling on his riding vest – U.S. Navy SEAL trident and a U.S. Navy Polaris Patrol Pin…

The sub pin can be seen more easily here…

Compared with…

It was also discovered that he went by Jimmy Lee Cooper.  More about that in a minute.

After Jimmy could not be identified in the BUD/S – SEAL database, his records were ordered through a freedom of information act request.

No mention of BUD/S or SEAL training.  No U.S. Navy Polaris Patrol Sub duty.   He was an FTG – Fire Control Technician, nothing wrong with that but it’s not anything like being a Navy SEAL.

Rusty/Jimmy supplied somebody with his DD-214 and it seemed to match the FOIA results summary page, but there is no indication of SEAL training on it either.

Russell Berry / Jimmy Lee Cooper has had some run-ins with the law.  The name Jimmy Lee Cooper seems tied to him.  He has a burglary charge around the time he went in the Reserve, but he was released from the Navy for having a mental condition.  He didn’t earn the right to wear a Navy SEAL Trident – but he did earn himself a reenlistment code of RE-4, which means he could not serve in any branch of the military again.

We wonder if there are any felony convictions in his past because we doubt he should be playing with things that go bangy – bangy.

Category: Fake SEAL, Navy, Navy Poser, Phony SEAL

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    Obviously lied about being a SEAL. He did go to basic sub school, but then served on USS GARCIA, which was a frigate. Was he dropped from sub school and then served on a surface ship? I’m an Army doggie, so you gobs can fill me in on the dope on this douchebag…

  2. NHSparky says:

    Fake SEAL and submariner!

    Go hard or go home, fucker.

  3. QMC says:

    He’s legit. All SEAL’s wear rifle or pistol ribbons on their motorcycle vests to let bystanders know how deadly they are. Kind of like a secret code sign to each other.

  4. Daisy Cutter says:

    Russell “Dingle” Berry – you were never a SEAL.

    Stop lying and get rid of the bling on that vest.

    Show some honor.

  5. Keepin' It Real says:

    Discharged with “PERSONALITY DISORDER” – maybe he thought he was somebody else?

    Just throwing that out there.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Bed wetter or the umbilicus didn’t stretch long enough from Mom to him on a ship/sub.

      Probably love to work him some balls and “fluff” while working at Brucies Baht House (Entrance in the Rear) as a Junior Apprentice Towel Boy…

  6. Contractor1803 says:

    If he’s got a felony rap, with 366 or more in the can, he’s in violation of 18 USC 922 (g)(1) and that’s a ten year rap.

  7. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    What’s with all these assclowns taking pictures of themselves all the fucking time? I see it on the Book of Face all the time as well…people changing their profile photos every damn day with another stupid picture of them smiling into their bathroom mirror….we know what you look like, update that shit once every five years or so…that’s enough.

    Is that “mental” condition mean he’s an actual retard or just another weak minded fool?

    • HMC Ret says:


      I particularly enjoy those who feel the need to post pictures of their chow. Got a friend whose wife died three years ago. He now eats all his meals away from home. He posts daily. I think I know what a Whopper or Big Mac looks like. Thank God I no longer post on FB.

      • rgr769 says:

        These effing food posters on the book of face are really mentally ill. Most of us don’t give a shit what they ate yesterday, last week, or ever.

  8. JacktheJarhead says:

    Wonder if he was given a choice back in 81, Jail or Military.

  9. Sapper3307 says:

    Facebook go POOF!

  10. Mick says:

    That’s a snazzy leather vest.

    Nice doo-rag, too.

  11. OldManchu says:

    It’s quite obvious. He was one of them seals that launches himself out of those torpedo tube thingies. With only his skivvies and a knife. Holding the knife in his teeth.

  12. OldManchu says:

    Rusty Balls.

  13. AW1Ed says:

    His Rank/Grade at Discharge Was N/A? E-0?

    • Sapper3307 says:


      • SFC D says:

        Navy didn’t just take the rank off his sleeves. They took the sleeves, too.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        HE-812. He might of pulled it off if he’d a had the dog. (HT to 3/10/MED/b) As it is, he prolly made a good seal on something down at Brucie’s Bath House (entry in the rear).

        Also I’m with VOV on all this picture/selfie thing. That’s another thing I’ve never done. A remodeled watering hole here locally just ran an article on their upgrades. They emphasized that the rest room’s mirrors were “selfie ready.” Dahell?

        • 26Limabeans says:

          Remember the mirrors in the Barber Shop? In front of you and behind you.
          I think that is what they are going for. Infinite selfies in a world of recursion.

  14. 3/10/MED/b says:

    Where’s the poor, unfortunate dog? There’s gotta be a dog.

  15. 26Limabeans says:

    Pussy shooting stance. Looks like he shot the ground.

  16. Ex-PH2 says:

    He needs two names?

    How about this one: IDJIT 1ST CLASS!

    Which name is he using to purchase personal weapons?

    And that whole “look at me!!!” thing with these attention hunters is a dead giveaway that they want to be caught… and punished.

    Anyone else think he was a troublemaker while at sea?

  17. DinoSquid says:

    His SEP code is JFX:
    JFX – Personality disorder (See also JMB)
    JMB – Character or Behavior Disorder

    Unless he was discharged for being gay, the RE-4 that he earned makes him >>
    “Ineligible for reenlistment”

    He’s got “issues”….100% sure that this guy was a PITA at sea, no-load, useless, complaining POS.

  18. Mustang Major says:

    How many times have you heard Harley riders often include lawyers, doctors and other biker types? You never hear that Harley riders include doctors, lawyers, and ass-clown posers.

    Sadly, ass-clown posers riding Harleys are a dime a dozen. I guess with $2,000 down for a Harley, $200 for a vest and another $40 for patches and pins, these posers must think they can reinvent themselves.

    Total discredit to the Harley brand to say the least.

    • STGCS Ret says:

      I agree – I ride and at large events I see these guys sporting all this crap on their vests ( I don’t wear a vest) I just can’t get over how everyone that served was “special forces” – I met this HMCS at a veterans ride and his wife I actually ran into the wife signing in for the ride and she told me the special forces story but when I met him he said he spent his time with the Marines and did not claim seal status. I feel like if I confront everyone of them I will be arguing all the time 🙂 You are correct a total discredit to HD.

      • Dustoff says:

        ^^THIS^^. I know it’s off topic but I had an appointment at te VA yesterday and saw at least three “Special Forces” ball caps…I guess that’s the three of the hundred men they tested that Barry Sadler was referring to.

      • Mustang Major says:

        Just wondering, but has there ever been any sightings of an Army Driver/Mechanic badge on biker vest? How about an Air Force Administrator badge? (Assuming anyone with an Administrator badge would ride Harley.)

        • Dennis - not chevy says:

          Does it count that I wear my USAF Transportation badge (proudly worn by Aerial Port, Traffic Management, Vehicle Operations, and Vehicle Maintenance types) on my fishing vest?

          • 26Limabeans says:

            It should. I wear the orange Signal Corps patch on my hunting vest.

          • Mustang Major says:

            It is great that you don’t feel the need to embellish. Wish more felt the same way. Right on!

            Does it help with the fishing? If so, where can I get one?

  19. Hondo says:

    Hopefully whatever group he rides with reads this – and gives him the “heave-ho” and passes the word about Rusty “Dingle” Berry here.

  20. Kind of late in the week for a Seal poser. there slowing up.

  21. Dustoff says:

    As I was Army, Iam ignorant to the ways of our esteemed colleagues in the Sea-Faring branch (Navy), but with all the SEAL posers running around, you’d think the Navy has like whole Divisions (Army term-between 10,000-20,000 soldiers)of these guys..who knew?

  22. Grunt says:


  23. Green Thumb says:

    I bet this loser’s two-hole is not rusty. Far from it. It is probably a well-lubed and oiled cock-eating machine.

    I also love that picture at the top with the smile and doo-rag.

    All kinds of weakness there.

  24. Daisy Cutter says:

    He looks like the actor Tracy Walker.

  25. RGR 4-78 says:

    What does “NRD Nashville, Tenn; Knoxville, Tenn;” mean?

  26. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Rusty Berry looks like he has sucked many dicks in many different highway rest areas.

  27. Where is his Peary Polar expedition medal.

  28. Mason says:

    I know he’s a phony cause one of his pieces of flair is a marksmanship ribbon. Who does that?

    And what’s that embroidered penis with “classic” under it all about?