12/11/2017 by tangomike147
Mike came to us by way of a popular military page on Facebook. He made a claim that most took to be a threat to the VA.
It took very little time before two actual Navy SEALs that write for Military Phonies noticed the post and started asking questions. By asking questions I mean they called him out on the spot.
Mike is the only one in the thread that hasn’t a clue.
He did send a link to Navy NEC Codes basically proving my point that his talk of MOS was wrong. He did get around to sending what he claimed was his DD214.
Since we learned he spent most of his time as a Diver I would hope this isn’t a brag about how many of them he killed. Talk about a crappy safety record. I wonder if this means he brags about combat?
What the hell is Special Projects?
Here is a Vietnam Special Projects claim. So we have EOD, SEAL, and Vietnam veteran in his claims.
So now to the records that we requested with a Freedom of Information Act Request.
This is the DD214 he provided
As we wander through these records we can come to a few conclusions. We have found at least three Navy NECs awarded. He attended an EOD Scuba Diver school in Key West and was given NEC 5345 (Scuba Diver). A follow-on school called EOD/Technical Escort is next on the list but shows an N/A in the completed box with no NEC awarded. He then reports to the USS Bowen DE 1079 for duty as an Electricians Mate third class. Two years later (1973) Mike goes to Second Class Diver school and earns the NEC 5343. He was an E5 in 1975 and by 1978 he was earning NEC 5311 (Saturation Diver) and it appears his records show him as an E6. During that year his records show him receiving two blocks of dive training with one being 17 weeks long and the other 14 weeks in duration. That’s why its confusing that he would be released from the Navy the following year. Those types of schools usually require an extension of guaranteed service. His official records show he was discharged as an E4. The DD214 he provided to us shows he was discharged as an E6. We have no explanation for this discrepancy. There is no record of Kavanagh ever attending SEAL Training or even being near a SEAL Command. He shows no SEAL or EOD Navy Enlisted Codes in is records. He also shows no record of service in Vietnam.