04/10/2019 by tangomike147
Mr. Burris comes to us from the state of Indiana. Military Phonies was contacted by some people up there that were told by Burris that he had been a SEAL at SEAL Team Four.
It is relevant and interesting to point out that Burris is a member of the UDT/SEAL Association. It is possible to be a Member of the Association if you were never a SEAL. Support personnel to the Teams can join as Associate Members and Children can be Legacy Members. There is also Sponsored Members for people who have supported the Association and its Charities. Only SEALs can be Regular Members.
We found this picture where he has labeled himself as SEAL Team Four. He was asked if he was at Four and he followed with “details sent”. A simple yes or no probably would of worked.
That picture was so popular it actually made it onto an unofficial SEAL history page.
He also talks to the community about his service. Here is a claim from the Veterans Day Program he spoke at. In the programs it claims that Burris completed Sniper School, on a Search and Rescue team and completed 16 years of service.
Here is the link for that.
We also found this.
Here is the link. If you click on his name in the link it goes straight to his LinkedIn account. On that account in his history its interesting to note that his civilian work would have overlapped 16 years of service.
Since we have had several requests for verification from both Law Enforcement and citizens – Military Phonies requested a check of the UDT/SEAL Database for Eric Burris. Military Phonies found no such person has ever graduated UDT/SEAL Training. His records were requested with a Freedom of Information Act Request.
The first thing that jumps out at us is that Mr. Burris was in the United States Navy Reserve. He could not have gone to BUD/S as a reservist. It’s for Active Duty only.
His list of schools does not show BUD/S, Search and Rescue, or Sniper School. It shows Basic Aviation Training and AD A School. That would have been the Rate for Aviation Machinist Mate. Aviation Machinist’s Mates are United States Navy aircraft engine mechanics that inspect, adjust, test, repair, and overhaul aircraft engines and propellers. Not much call for snipers around jet engines.
There is also the fact that the records show 4 years of service and not 16.
The official military records do not support the claims.
The UDT/SEAL Association was made aware of this blog before it was published. There is no need to fill their mailbox with copies of the blog or calls to inform them of it.