- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The counseling director for a veterans’ organization in Houston specializing in PTSD turns out not to have been a much-deployed Special Operator as he claimed. Apparently he never saw one day of combat.
The odd thing is that these guys all tend to have had actually been in the military, but as a cook or, in this case, an MP.
I don’t get it. Checking out someone’s record is fairly easy, especially when claiming to have been a SEAL or Special Operator. My favorite is the guys who tell you they were in units so secret they can’t reveal their name…