It's a fact, that the very name 'Navy SEALs' opens a whole lot of doors for an individual. Frauds are not averse to proclaiming themselves to be Navy SEALs to cheat people or to get a job they don't truly deserve. It's very important that you check the antecedents of a person claiming to be a Navy SEAL. However, sometimes even the most rigorous cross-examination does not tell you whether the person is the real deal or not. Given below are 10 ways to spot a fake US Navy SEAL.
Camouflage Clothing Covered with Medals and Tridents Smell a rat when the person is dressed up in camouflage clothing replete with numerous ribbons, tridents, and patches. No Navy SEAL is going to walk around in this type of clothing when not on duty. Moreover, a Navy SEAL will always shy away from an 'in your face' display of his SEAL credentials. Always remember the fact that a trident has to be earned and a Navy SEAL does not have n number of tridents to his credit.
The same is the case with those patches and symbols. Doesn't Know His Class Number There is absolutely no way in the world that US Navy SEALs are going to forget their class number. Moreover, to cover up the person might tell you that he did not have to go through the BUD/S training routine. Team 6 Just about everybody wants to be in Team 6, the elite team within the elite. A fake Navy SEAL will always tell you that he was in Team 6.
Doesn't remember the Details When asked for pointed details about places, names, dates, etc, a fake Navy SEAL will always tell you that such information is top secret and cannot be given out. This is quite true but there is quite a bit a real Navy SEAL will be able to tell you about his tour of duty or some such details Emotional Glorification Fake Navy SEALs can weave a good emotional story glorifying their valor. Very often they claim to have been taken prisoner and have supposedly faced tremendous hardships. Moreover, another likely story could be the wiping out of his entire platoon and his having escaped through sheer determination and courage. Medal Talk Keeps talking about his medals and a few also claim to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Remember, that US Navy SEALs don't like talking about their accomplishments and the medals that they have earned.
Can't Remember the Names of His Superiors Forget about the names of his platoon officer or commanding officer, a fake Navy SEAL cannot even remember the name of his swim buddy. A sure giveaway! Advertising Killings Fake Navy SEALs think that this is one way they can appear to be brave. Yes, stay away from the people who claim to have killed scores of people on their mission. As can be imagined a real Navy SEAL will never take pride in having killed people. No Female SEAL You would be surprised at the amount of people taken in by a woman who claims to be or have been a US Navy SEAL. Bear in mind that there never have been any female Navy SEALs.
Know a Real SEAL to spot the Fake SEAL Know a true blue Navy SEAL so that you can spot the fake without batting an eyelid.
This Article is written by James Kara Murat, the contributor of US Navy Seal Store. More information on the subject is at 10 Ways to Spot a Fake US Navy SEAL, and related resources can be found at US Navy Seal Information Portal.