Emmett Mills Jr – Phony Navy SEAL Captain

| January 25, 2019

This case was given to us by Military Phony – Emmett West Mills Jr , 62 y/o  72 y/o provided music support to an event held in the Villages, FL.

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It was clarified through the Senior Warden of the Lodge if Mills was wearing a costume for Halloween or not but the answer was that “the uniform in question was worn to honor, not only his military service but his father’s as well.  He is a member of SEAL Team 2.”

The Navy gave results on an Emmett Mills with a completely different Navy background but this man is one and the same.

A former Navy SEAL with access to the SEAL BUD/S database was contacted and asked to verify Mills’ name. His findings stated, “From 1943 to the end of 2012 there were only TWELVE (12) men with the last name “MILLS” who graduated from BUD/S. NONE of them show either a first name or middle name EMMETT. Only ONE (1) of those men was an officer at all. That one man was an ENSIGN in BUD/S and only reached LIEUTENANT as a final rank before leaving the Teams. His name is/was ENS/LT ALDEN MORRIS MILLS.

The Senior Warden of the lodge was contacted regarding the findings of the SEAL BUD/S database search. There was no response.

After contacting the UDT/SEAL archives, the Naval Special Warfare Center and checking the UDT/SEAL database we found that there is NO record of Emmett Mills ever completing BUD/S Training or being assigned to a SEAL Team.

Emmett Mills Jr. retired after serving from Dec 1965 to Sep 1972. He retired at the rate of CTR1 (Cryptologic Technician E-6).  His awards and decorations are listed as the National Defense Service Medal and the Naval Good Conduct Medal.

The FOIA summary does not reflect that Mills is authorized to wear the SEAL Trident, O-6 rank, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, or Vietnam campaign medals.

The Purple Heart may put him in violation of the Stolen Valor Act.

Valor Vulture excuse No# 3 is now “I was wearing it to honor…”  we have moved it up from the number 5 slot due to a recent drop in, “I thought it was put it in my records” and “that’s not me in the picture”.

In any event, if it’s all just a giant misunderstanding we are glad we could help Emmett clear up the confusion for the people that might have been under the impression that he was a Naval Officer and Navy SEAL.


Category: Navy Poser, Valor Vultures

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  1. chooee lee says:

    And the score rolls up another notch. Another valor poacher busted.

    • Green Thumb says:

      Another potato busted.

      Not only does he look like a potato, he probably has about the same IQ.

      Actually, probably more like “Potato Salad” as he looks like he is in to tossing salad as well.

  2. AW1Ed says:

    Was he shit-faced when he pinned all that bling on the shirt, carefully ironed with a rock?

    I’ve flown with CTR’s- those guys are walking emitter libraries, and well respected. This asshole had a perfectly good tour, and ruined it. Well done, Mills.

  3. PTBH says:

    Large medals vs. ribbons is odd as well.

    Collar rank + shoulder boards also out of place.

    • Dennis - not chevy says:

      That caught my eye and, as an Air Force type, it appeared strange. I can’t imagine why one would wear the Captain’s devices on one’s collar while wearing shoulder boards.
      Could wearing both be a clue to his phony-ness?

    • Tailhook Tom says:

      And wearing cover while indoors. Yes, he just screams out “poser”.

  4. Mason says:

    What a soup sandwich that “Beast” is. As big as he is, he still somehow finds an oversized shirt!

    He goes beast mode at the Golden Corral.

  5. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    Dave , Seeing that summary sheet reminded me of a question I’ve been wanting to ask but keep forgetting. So is the info transcribed straight from a 214 or another source ? Is it something that stays on file or does it take a FOIA for it to get written. ? Last question I swear bro. Why do older vets FOIAS get summary sheets whereas the more recently discharged you can get a redacted 214? No reason for the questions just stuff I’ve noticed over time being here. Thanks.

    • Non Cedo Ferio says:

      Actually anyone can answer the questions. I just know Dave is a SME on SV

      • AW1Ed says:

        He is indeed, which is why I’m directing you to the ‘Military Records’ tab on the header. Retrieving DD-214s and how to request a FOIA are there. As for your summery sheet question, I have no idea, except that those may come from a different archive accessed through the FOIA.
        Hope this helps.

        • Non Cedo Ferio says:

          Thank you for directing me just looked at it. Guess I need to explore this blog a bit better. Much appreciated again.

    • Hondo says:

      The information is transcribed from the individual’s official military records on file. For those who left service before circa 2000, those records are filed (paper copies) at NPRC.

      Around 2000, it appears that the individual services – having converted from papeer to digital records – began retaining custody of those digital records of those who left the service. (My guess is that it was easier to continue to store in-place than either print a complete copy or figure out how to store them digitally at NPRC.)

      So for more recent records, there’s another “dance step” involved in getting a FOIA – NPRC sends the request to the service involved, who then “answers the mail”. Don’t ask me why the services just don’t have selected NPRC employees execute appropriate NDA’s and access their systems remotely – that’s indeed possible with at least the Army’s digital records, and I suspect it’s possible with all branches’ records. Perhaps answering FOIAs “in house” helps justify someone’s (or someone’s subordinates) jobs at each of the services’ personnel commands.

      Regarding the why on DD214’s – dunno. Seems to me that it’s mostly Navy and USMC that provide a redacted DD214, but even then (as shown above) it’s not consistent across the board. I’d guess it just depends on how the tech preparing the FOIA reply chooses to send the info in response to a FOIA.

      • Non Cedo Ferio says:

        Thanks Hondo, really clears things up. So if I’m hearing you right even though HRC has a copy of my 214 I have to make a request through NPRC who then tells HRC to service it ? I’ve got my 214 just using this as an example.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Much of the difference has everything to do with what agency is issuing the FOIA. Service ending prior to the mid-1990s comes from one place and service thereafter from another. Generally speaking. The “information” requested comes from what is in their file. That includes DD214’s, what was in their official Service Record Book, and of course what was electronically stored. Now, add the fact that each clerk that does the FOIA can be slightly different. I have done a dozen on myself over the years. Some of those contain information that is either inaccurate or misleading to people with no expertise in reading records. Several of mine say I was stationed in Washington DC. I was never stationed there, but some of the things I did make it appear as if I was. My point is, each clerk has a different level of expertise. I am contacted all the time to give an expert opinion on records…because I have some official training and decades of experience at it. I can make a mistake, in theory anyway. Getting records through proper channels takes time. If you want the records to hold up in court, get them by using proper channels and requests. We do not blindly give people FOIA results on a veteran. It is very easy for veterans and particularly civilians to misunderstand what they are reading. The Joe Teti case comes to mind, he forged his records when he transferred from the Marine Corps to the Army. It looked to many people that they were legit…I knew they had been forged but refrained from giving an opinion until I had all the records from the lawyers. As was the case recently, several people called and or provided the records for Phillips and asked me questions to confirm his identity and service. Hope this helps, if you have further questions please feel free to email me.

      • Non Cedo Ferio says:

        It does help thanks. I’ve actually been doing research on a guy named Father Yod aka Jim Baker leader of a famous California cult in the 70s called the Source. Just watched a documentary on him and it says he earned the Silver Star during Guadalcanal shooting down 13 Japanese planes from a sinking ship. I’ve scoured the internet including his Wikipedia page I find the story a lot on different articles but nothing to back up the claim or award of a SS. He died in a hang gliding accident in 75. The cults disbanded. I’m no SV hunter but everything’ I see points to a fraud. It’s a fantastical war story in more ways than one. So I’m thinking a foia is the way to go. Actually hoping someone else might clear up this mystery. It’s not a bust per se because he’s dead. But I think the truth might need to come out . I don’t wish to be a SV hunter but I’m trying to learn how it’s done.

  6. 3/10/MED/b says:

    Holy fuckin’ balls.
    Ex-PH2, you out there?
    I’m looking for cover…

  7. DinoSquid says:

    What a mess. Actually he was a seal, a bobbing seal, served on the USS Castro Street. Somehow made Captain, low standards I guess.

  8. AnotherPat says:

    I believe this was his Dad:


    “Once Dad returned from the war, the family grew at a fast and furious pace. I am the first of 8 children born in the Mills family. Emmett Jr., or “Bubba” as we call him, was born a year after me…”

    Mills, Jr. came into the Navy in Michigan. His Dad passed away in Michigan.

    His Dad was a Captain in the Navy Reserves.


    So sad that he rode on his Dad’s coattails.

  9. SgtBob says:

    Was he not good enough to be a Ranger Recon Marine Sniper?

  10. IDC SARC says:

    Oh what fresh Hell is this? Bag Nasty MFer.

  11. 1610desig says:

    Oh Pops, how embarrassing…weren’t proud enough to be a CT…one just got killed in Syria and many others unfortunately went before her…

  12. 26Limabeans says:

    “Basic Electricity”

    That is probably the most useful thing he ever learned. What is really sad is that people believe these guys when all you have to do is look at them. If more people would pay closer attention to our military and how it all works we would not have fat stupid posers like this turd in white.

  13. Grunt says:


  14. Martinjmpr says:

    “Retired” at 7 years? I wonder what the story there is.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Ditto. How did he retire at 7 years?

      And if he’s going to play dress-up, he could at least get the right sizes for everything and learn how to pin things on correctly.

      • Hondo says:

        I’d guess he was medically retired. His record of assignments shows as assignment to Naval Hospital, Chelsea, MA.

        Don’t think there are many slots for the CT career field at Naval Hospitals.

  15. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Look it is fuchting Mr. McGoo playing dress up.

    I love the unbuttoned right breast pocket that holds a round tin of Tums.

    Yep … clear violations of SVA here.

  16. Green Thumb says:

    I wear dress with medals to the office.

    Don’t you?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Alway, yes, and I also wear them when I’m piloting my Fleet X-wing fighter AND when I’m acting as a certified Space Shuttle Doorgunner.

      I thought everyone did that!

  17. Combat Historian says:

    Please honor your dad by displaying a photo of him and telling his story. Fer god sake, DON’T WEAR his freakin uniform, rank, badges, and medals! A grown man should understand that even in the infantilized society we live in today…

    As for the Budweiser, his phony ass is toast…

  18. AW1Ed says:

    Paging MustangCryppie, phone call for MustangCryppie. MustangCryppie, please pick up on the white courtesy phone.

  19. 5th/77th FA says:

    What.a.piece.of.shit! If he is a member of the Masonic Lodge, they will toss his ass farley.

    99.69% of the Masons I know are very upstanding, honorable men. They don’t take to falsehoods well at all.

  20. Gordon Strople says:

    Nice mix of anodized/non-anodized medals fat fucktard!

  21. Comm Center Rat says:

    I just don’t understand a Meal Team 6 officer feeling the need to embellish his service. Bubba The Beast legitimately earned the highly coveted National Defense Service Medal. Make a hole for Bubba, he’s heading to the all-you-can-eat buffet on yet another special silverware (SPECSILWAR) culinary mission.

  22. USAFRetired says:

    If this guy was 62 years old, then depending on month he’d be born in 1956 or 1957.

    Navy service from 1965-72 would mean he was in from age 9-16 or 8-15.

    Something doesn’t compute there.

    • Yep, I think he also lies about his age. by 10 yrs

      • I found that strange also, I’m 63 for another couple of weeks then I add 1 more on to that tally, God willing, that makes me older than Emmet W Mills Jr. I believe.
        I did not go too Vietnam and I joined USAF at 18 in 1973, So how did he join in 1965 and get out in 1972, when I had not even enlisted yet ?????? This guy’s a soup sandwich to say the least, what a dicweed anal dipstick

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      If you go to the Military Phonies link it shows his age as 72, it is probably just a typo (TAH) when the post was shared.

  23. Daisy Cutter says:

    Is there nobody concerned about the ghost sitting next to him in that photo?

    Am I the only one that can see it?

  24. CWORet says:

    Dude, you need a “Bro”, bro.


    Oh, and GFYS.

  25. 26Limabeans says:

    I would love to see what’s scribbled on that front facing yellow pad….

  26. 3/10/MED/b says:

    I don’t know how anyone who has not been wounded in combat could even fathom even touching a purple heart.

    Maybe that’s just me…

  27. 3/10/MED/b says:

    Too many “evens”…

  28. CAPT Bones says:

    Even today I’ll pull off my ball cap when I enter 7-11. Just a habit from USN Navy. Once a fellow in line looked and said “former Navy..eh?”.Then introduced himself as a retired BMC saying he saw me instinctively remove my cover and new. Notice this fraud’s sleeves are mid arm ? I think I see a wonder bra also, if not he needs one.

  29. 3/10/MED/b says:



  30. 3/10/MED/b says:

    Even today…

    Thanks Doc.

  31. Walter Nizza says:

    the CT’s I have known in my navy career were all a little goofy, must be the pressure of the high security clearence

  32. Reddawg_03 says:

    He retired as an E-6 after 6 1/2 years? Doesn’t that seem wrong to anyone else?