Love the beard...sir....
10:15 CST TENTATIVE UPDATE:
The IMPOSTER appears to have a name, Michael Patrick MacManus. More Pics of this guy from his personal friendster.com account are HERE.
His LinkedIn Profile is http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeltenzin
This Ain’t Hell has the gory and rather obviously bovine feces laced details.
Have you seen this *ahem* gentleman?
Do you have any idea who he is?
Apparently…neither does he.
For those former service rats out there like myself please examine the uniform: the US Army dress Blues of a Brigadier General.
With a goatee. And soul patch.
But that’s just the start of it.
Not to even begin to start talking about violations of DOD Directive 1344.10 which is reinforced by Article 92 of the UCMJ, because while I think his appearance at the event in which he was photographed (The inauguration of Houston’s new mayor whom is also openly homosexual), I am not positive his wearing of the uniform breaches said Directive. But I’m willing to bet if the Department of the Army wanted it too, it probably could.
The Armorer sums up the details best:
Leave aside I can’t think of anyone with *two* Distinguished Service Crosses (the second highest valor award) and British SAS wings, and who wears a *CIA* liver badge (as we call those things that aren’t on the lapel… and that in order for him to have a Combat Infantryman’s Badge with *two* stars on it means he would have had to have earned his *first* one during the Korean conflict. In fact, I was rather unaware that there *was* a CIA liver badge. They usually don’t advertise that kind of stuff.
Only Colonels and below can earn the CIB. Which means he would pretty much had to have been, charitably, a brigade commander during the March on Baghdad… and given the need for Korean War era service, that would mean a combat brigade commander in his… late 60′s at best. If we’re being charitable and assume he earned his first CIB when he was 18. The criteria for subsequent awards are… byzantine. From AR 600-8-22, Military Awards:
f. Second and third awards of the CIB are indicated by superimposing 1 and 2 stars respectively, centered at the top of the badge between the points of the oak wreath. To date, a separate award of the CIB has been authorized for qualified Soldiers in the following qualifying periods:
1) World War II (7 December 1941 to 3 September 1945)
(2) The Korean Conflict (27 June 1950 to 27 July 1953).
(3) The Republic of Vietnam Conflict. Service in the Republic of Vietnam conflict (2 March 1961 to 28 March 1973) combined with qualifying service in Laos; Dominican Republic; Korea on the DMZ; El Salvador; Grenada; Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea; Panama; Southwest Asia Conflict; and Somalia, regardless of whether a Soldier has served one or multiple tours in any or all of these areas. The Republic of Vietnam Conflict Era officially terminated on 10 March 1995.
(4) War on Terrorism (Afghanistan, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM) and (Iraq, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM).
g. Subsequent awards of the CIB is not authorized for the same qualifying period, as outlined above.
In other words, he had to have earned that first CIB in by 1953 at the latest. The Auld Soldier, my father, was 21 when Korea started. He died last year at age 80. The liklihood of this gentleman being an actual Brigadier General of the United States Army with all that fruit salad and none of my usual pack of thieves and cut-throats knowing him and looking that good for the age required to have accumulated all that stuff… well, makes me wonder if he isn’t perhaps… padding his resumé?
I mean, all that iron – Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, 3 CIBs and… no Ranger tab? I guess *that* would have been going too far.
Lets not forget that general officers, are not branch affiliated, which means he should not have Infantry markers, or Quartermaster or any other type of MOS Branch identifier on his uniform. On top of the Distinguished Service Crosses we also have a Silver Star up there, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.
Here’s a Better picture via Ace of Spades
Hat. Ass Hat. Stirred not shaken.
This of course adds to the madness.
Now we can add the CBE, British Commander of the British Empire. Might be the Legion of Merit, either way he does not have the corresponding medal and its being worn wrong.
- Air Medal.
- Flying Cross.
- National Defense Medal (sometimes called the “I joined the Army” or the “Coke Cola” medal)
- Master Jump Wings
- Helo Pilot Badge
- Air Assault Wings
- Vietnamese Civic Honor Action Medal
- Good Conduct medal (which officers are also not awarded)
The list just keeps getting longer! Oh, and they are out of order as well.
If you have a name for this idiot, please send it to these guys.
There’s a whole list of we MilBloggers looking for this yahoo.
So if you know him or see him, drop us a line, would you?
By the way, in honor of Kiffingate, and this ass-clown, I’ve decided to start a new heading around here. This doofus, whomever he is will be the first awardee of the Registered Evil “What a Weasel!” Tag!