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Old 8 April 2018, 10:41
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Just a question; I have been out to long, It use to be if I remember right you wore the head gear that was authorized for the unit. When you left you could no longer wear it. just like a Ribbon that was awarded to the unit, some reason but you were not in the unit when it was earned. When you left that unit you were no longer authorized to wear it.
Depends on how long ago it was you're talking about. Green Beret, Maroon Beret, half flash, full flash, 18 series, everybody wears a beret, nobody wears a beret - all depends on the time period.

Things in Group have pretty much settles down. 18 series wears the Green Beret - everybody else wears the Maroon Beret.

Of course that is all subject to change if some touchy feely General gets a wild hair up his ass.
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Old 27 November 2018, 19:48
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That's GOT to be a small group of people.
I went through Dive and EOD school with a former SF Soldier who enlisted in the Navy, did a tour with EOD and then went back to SF. Initials are B.P. and school time frame was 2001-ish. I'm sure some here know him.

This is probably more common than people realize as I had a former 75th guy, a former SF Soldier and three former Recon Marines in my class. The appeal seemed to be (pre-9/11 anyways) that you could gain a new technical and marketable skill set while continuing to go downrange, do cool shit and collect all of those wonderful special pays like dive/ jump/ demo/ language/ etc. My first three bosses in EOD were all former Frogs.

With GWOT this sort of thing became almost unheard of although there is a former 75th guy on this board who was a student at EOD school while I was instructing but, God knows why, he stayed Army.
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Old 27 November 2018, 20:53
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So why did you post this under "Posers Busting"?
Did I miss something....
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Old 27 November 2018, 21:58
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So why did you post this under "Posers Busting"?
Did I miss something....
It was a reply to the below thread-

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Guys,

Sorry for massive necropost, how can I verify if someone was with group, and also saying he's a former 18D (Medic)

Also had a Navy EOD background
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That's GOT to be a small group of people.
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So why did you post this under "Posers Busting"?
Did I miss something....
Apologies, just realized this was the SF forum, did not mean to intrude. Stumbled onto this looking for another thread.
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I marched in the Veterans Day parade in Phoenix. While waiting, a Marine walked up and asked me whether a would pose for a photo with Colonel Littlehawk, a combat-wounded SF (OD-D) Vietnam vet. According to what I was told, Littlehawk was shot multiple times while getting out of a helicopter. The colonel is definitely disabled and Iím not Army (or SF) but Iím canít imagine that itís common to have an O-6 in a hot LZ. I asked my neighbor who was SF to nose around, and he came up empty. Can anyone verify?
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Old 26 May 2019, 00:19
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Any 7th group guys on around? Iím working with a dude that has claimed 7th group (and 3rd and 5th but primarily 7th). Iím a Bravo from 1st an19th but the dude avoids me like the plague. He holds a six figure position based solely on his SF stories. The time frame he claims is 2004 to 2001
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Any 7th group guys on around? Iím working with a dude that has claimed 7th group (and 3rd and 5th but primarily 7th). Iím a Bravo from 1st an19th but the dude avoids me like the plague. He holds a six figure position based solely on his SF stories. The time frame he claims is 2004 to 2001
2004 to 2011
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Old 11 June 2019, 21:50
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I was in A co. 1/7th during that time. Group is not a small place and most 6 figure jobs require a DD214 not just stories.
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I'm not sure how to best approach this one - a local company is having one of their employees (presumably hired due to his claimed credentials) giving a webinar talk, and blasted an email talking about his background, claiming time in 2/75, 1st Group, and SMU time. Feels quite off, and some contradictory stuff was in the email about his awards.
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I'm not sure how to best approach this one - a local company is having one of their employees (presumably hired due to his claimed credentials) giving a webinar talk, and blasted an email talking about his background, claiming time in 2/75, 1st Group, and SMU time. Feels quite off, and some contradictory stuff was in the email about his awards.
What is his name? Should not be too hard to verify here with those three units on his resume. Can you share what the email said? And was the email written about his background directly from him or some HR person from your company (in which case, especially if they are not a veteran, probably got a lot of things wrong).
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I'm not sure how to best approach this one - a local company is having one of their employees (presumably hired due to his claimed credentials) giving a webinar talk, and blasted an email talking about his background, claiming time in 2/75, 1st Group, and SMU time. Feels quite off, and some contradictory stuff was in the email about his awards.
In the meantime, please record the webinar and keep a copy of the email, just in case.
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What is his name? Should not be too hard to verify here with those three units on his resume. Can you share what the email said? And was the email written about his background directly from him or some HR person from your company (in which case, especially if they are not a veteran, probably got a lot of things wrong).
Happy to.


SDI faculty member John Nightraven has a list of accomplishments longer than we can put in one email. That's not going to stop us from trying though:



Nightraven has served in the U.S. Army as an NCO and Grenadier as an Army Ranger with the 75th Ranger Regiment 2nd Battalion, Charlie Company for 5 years. He then moved on to the 1st SFOD-A with the 1st Special Forces Group with the MOS 18B. Additionally, he has over 34 years of full time experience as a Firearm Specialist, while serving as an ATF agent, Chief Range Safety Officer, Firearms Instructor, ammunition and firearm manufacturer/builder, dealer, and collector. Nightraven has examined well over 100,000 firearms and even more pieces of ammunition. Heís been involved in numerous investigations concerning them, and he has testified in criminal & civil cases in State, Superior, Circuit, District and Federal Courts. He has also given numerous depositions in criminal and civil cases. As an ATF Agent, he was the commonly preferred Agent of the U.S Attorneyís Office, for testimony on firearm matters. He continues to serve as a firearm examiner, consultant and trainer.



His certifications have included the following:

U.S. Army Parachutist Badge
U.S. Army Air Assault badge
U.S. Army Military Freefall Parachutist Badge
U.S. Army Expert Infantry Badge
U.S. Army Expert Qualification Badge
CAB (Combat Action Badge)
2/75 Ranger Scroll- Ranger Tab
Special Forces Long Tab

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Rocking a CIB 3rd award was enough of a giveaway for me, while listing a Combat Action Badge. I have everything saved and will try to find a way to record the webinar. This was on his FB. I'll continue digging.
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Definitely some things that look off. And his photos all seems to be singular, no team photos or photos with indigenous personnel, etc. plus much of his kit looks civilian.

Did the company that hire him ask for a DD214?

If he is getting paid based on his self described credentials or wearing medals or awards he did not earn, he is committing stolen valor and should be prosecuted.

A CIB with 3 awards - he would of had to have served, for example IIRC, in at least two prior engagements prior to OEF/OIF. For example, Panama, Grenada, Somalia, Bosnia/Kosovo, etc.

And his whole ATF experience, along with the claim of 34 years looks pretty suspect.
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Rocking a CIB 3rd award was enough of a giveaway for me, while listing a Combat Action Badge. I have everything saved and will try to find a way to record the webinar. This was on his FB. I'll continue digging.
You can put all of the tabs you want on a uniform, but no self respecting SF guy would wear that kit. CIB with three awards? Iíve seen it once or twice, and the dudes were old, 10 years ago. And who would claim to be a grenadier? Is this 1559

This dude is as fake as Uncle Joe is creepy.
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WTF is 1st SOG? I was stationed on Torii Station twice and have never heard of it and I would know if there was such a unit...unless there has been a recent name change. The stench is increasing, time to put Vicks under the nose........

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SeraphJune 5, 2010 at 1:53 PM
Hi there: I was in the market for some serious training and came across Helix Tactical...I also came across John Nightraven's information through some Army buddies of mine and found out that he is definitely the source for some serious training. He know's his %$@*! as a seasoned operator. As for Mr. Harter and Mr. Nottingham having any experience as an SF Operator; this is zero to none. Looks like these two individuals are riding on the back of SFC Nightraven to carry this Helix Tactical through; to say the least. Back in Ft.Carson, Ft. Benning, and Ft. Lewis SFC Nightraven has competed in several tactical pistol, tactical carbine and sharp shooter competitions and has devasted many SF Operators especially with the aerial platform shooting. I am actually surpirsed that SFC Nightraven is part of Helix Tactical. I would advise to NOT screw with him as he is very deadly with his hands and mind, a real strategist. Be Forewarned.........

Seraph

AnonymousJune 23, 2010 at 5:23 PM
The Helix Tactical advantage is not clear…Although the Tactical Carbine and Handgun are classes that my team would enjoy. I also noticed that one of our high Bujinkan instructors, an SOG operator is listed as a Helix Tactical instructor. Is this true? If so, then this would give my School and Team a valid reason to train with Helix.

Shidoshi Nightraven has a vast knowledge of weapons and certifications in Shikengata. He has provided many of our schools with professional seminars and has hosted them worldwide. Having him on the Helix team is an added bonus and will certainly be advantageous in utilizing his experience and training.

Once again, I enjoyed your enlightened and in depth knowledge of effective training. I always encourage the commoner to continuously train and take advantage of the ongoing instruction that a well experienced operator can share.

Sincerely,

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It is clear from his FB that he's not who he says he is. He's also been exposed by some SF guys on there (one of them I know) that he's not SF
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It is clear from his FB that he's not who he says he is. He's also been exposed by some SF guys on there (one of them I know) that he's not SF

https://www.facebook.com/john.nightraven.9
Big data shows his email, address, cell, landline and address as well as his multiple past addresses. Not a single address associated to a location a SF guy with what he claims would have. He seems to have hopped around a lot, but almost all in AZ.

I call poser. Maybe even no .mil experience.
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This guy needs to be slammed hard if he is profiting from it !
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