Steven G. Swiertz – U.S.M.C. Recon, Scout Sniper, 16 Years Military Service, Blog of Shame7
01/14/2019 by militaryphonies
Steven G. Swiertz, who also spells his first name as ‘Stephen’, comes to us from Naperville, IL which is just west of Chicago. He is 53 y/o as of January 2019.
In the photo above, Steve shows a “scuba bubble” and jump wings that are indicative of U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaissance.
He also claims on his Facebook page that he was a Scout Sniper and Military Police…
He also claims on his Facebook page that he served 16 years from 1984 to 2000, and he was retired/disabled…
He also posts a photo of him back in the day…
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Steve Swiertz’s military records were requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE – MANPOWER DATA CENTER (DoDMDC)
NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER – NPRC
USMC COMBAT ACTION RIBBON (CAR) DATABASE
In addition, the USMC Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) and the Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM) database was checked under both ‘Steven’ and ‘Stephen.’ It showed no results under either name. This database has been shown to be missing data on occasion so it is important to understand that no conclusions can be drawn from this.
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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY
Swiertz claimed the rank of LCpl (E-3) on his Facebook page and oddly enough, his military records do not address his rank.
TIME IN SERVICE
Both the DoD Manpower Database and the NPRC military records indicated a four-year enlistment. Since he is claiming 16 years and medical retirement, there could be a medical list he was on while being evaluated and he counted that service time. However, it does not seem likely that would have stretched on for 16 years.
RECON AND SCOUT SNIPER
Nothing in Swiertz’s military records support him being a Scout Sniper or going to Scout Sniper school. His records also do not support his claims of military police or recon. He did not have a “scuba bubble” or jump wings listed as earned badges.
The official military records for Swiertz does not support his claims of military service. If these claims are being leveraged for something of value, Swiertz may be in violation of the Stolen Valor Act.
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PHOTOS and SOCIAL MEDIA
May the Swartz be with you, I think this guy was the space shuttle door gunner?
They just keep popping up. You guys are the best!
You can get your teeth fixed on ship and is why no one ever wanted to.
16 years and one Service Stripe? 16 years and only one Good Conduct Medal? This dickwad is so f**ked up even “his” National Defense Service Medal is unauthorized…..They stopped awarding the NDSM on August 14, 1974, and it wasn’t awarded again until August 2, 1990 (with NO retroactive backdate).
Shit Sack is a disgrace to the uniform I once proudly wore
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He’s also wearing the wrong buckle on his belt for a LCpl. Looks like an NCO buckle; and it looks like he shined it with a wet-wipe. Going to go out on a limb and just guess the trousers have a blood stripe.
CNFT = “Confinement”, yes? GCM = “General Court Martial”, yes? I’m not sure, so those of you with Marine records experience, could you unpack those acronyms? Thanks!