Jose Timoteo Qualls – US Marine Corps Force Recon, Two (2) Purple Hearts, Combat Action Ribbon, Blog of Shame14
“You can’t make fruit salad without having at least one fruit.” – Anonymous
“Ya can’t make ribbon salad with no ribbons” – Any legit veteran
Jose Timoteo Qualls, whose nickname is “Kevin“, claims that he was a Master Sergeant (MSgt / E-8) that served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A witness claims he has also been spotted in a USMC Captain’s uniform, but since we have no pictures of that debacle we will stick with the fake SNCO thing he likes to sport about in.
Qualls claimed that he served from 1988 to 2011 on his LinkedIn page. Besides being in Force Recon Military Intelligence SATCOM, he was also responsible for “Kicking ASS”.
On his Radaris resume, he claims that his service in the Marines was from 1988 – 2012. We are not sure of why there is a one year discrepancy.
He claims 15 years and two Purple Hearts on this tribute page to a fallen Marine.
In any case, he claims Force Recon, and the photo of him shows a “scuba bubble”, jump wings, a Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) and a Purple Heart (claims two). He may have two Purple Hearts in the photo since he claims two, but the photo is too grainy to tell if there is a second award designated.
However, he clearly claims two (2) Purple Hearts on his LinkedIn profile page. Having been awarded one in November 1992 and another in March 2003.
Which conflict in 1992 would have earned him a Purple Heart? Something didn’t seem right so Qualls’ official military records were ordered.
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According to the DoD Manpower Database, Qualls was not on active duty to be awarded a Purple Heart for either November 1992 or March 2003. His alternate name of “Kevin” was also searched and revealed no results.
Qualls was not in the USMC CAR database by evidence of “No search results”. This database has been known not to be accurate or all inclusive, so it is just one reference tool. However, which conflict would he have been involved with in 1988-1989 to earn a Combat Action Ribbon?
FOIA RESULTS – COMPLETE
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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY
Although Qualls could have been in the reserves since he claims 1988 – 2011 (2012 on one source), it is difficult to believe the Purple Heart claims since he was not on active duty on either of the dates claimed (i.e. 1992 and 2003). Where would he have been in November of 1992 to be in a position to receive a Purple Heart anyway? Nov 1992 was too early for Somalia.
These awards do not appear in his official military records, nor does the Combat Action Ribbon, nor is there any supportive qualification for a scuba bubble, jump wings or any assignment, training or MOS indicative of Force Recon. He was trained as a radio wireman.
According to his official records Qualls does not have many medals, probably a result of his such short stay in the USMC. His time in service is odd, just over one year at 13 months. Certainly not the 23-24 years that he claimed either directly in a resume or indirectly by wearing a uniform with service stripes of at least 16 years.
The claims of the Combat Action Ribbon and two Purple Heart awards, as well as the unauthorized wearing of the uniform make these claims rise to the level of potential Stolen Valor. Since the claims are made on Qualls’ LinkedIn page as he solicits work in the computer industry, it makes the claims even more noteworthy from the aspect of the Stolen Valor Act of 2013.
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PHOTOS and SOCIAL MEDIA
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