David S. Bennett – USAF Col, Fighter Pilot, US Navy SEAL Co-Commander, Blog of Shame


04/29/2019 by militaryphonies


David Stephen Bennett comes to us from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bennett is 64 years old as of April 2019.

David Bennett – Facebook

Bennett has made numerous claims on his Facebook page and other sites that he was a US Air Force Fighter pilot and was a USAF Special Operations Officer – which did “Special Operations Globally and with the White House and Joint Chiefs, Including F.B.I, C.I.A. and N.S.A.”

David Bennet – Facebook

Besides having a U.S. Navy SEAL for his profile picture, on an earlier version of his “Work and Education” section of “About” Bennett spoke about his time with the US Navy SEALs…

Here are more accomplishments listed from this main page on Facebook.

David Bennet – Facebook

In a section of his LinkedIn profile, the claims are repeated… of note on his LinkedIn profile – he claims to have completed the 12 week USAF boot camp in just 11 days at Lackland AFB. Promoted 3 times in 90 days as an Officer in the USAF.

David Bennet – LinkedIn

Then, a posted Facebook timeline that lays out Bennett’s career.

David Bennett – Facebook

Then, there are lot of random claims… Here Bennett is friends with Bo Gritz and they used to plan missions together…

Bennett – Post about Bo Gritz

Here Bennet speaks about his friendship with author Tom Clancy…

A post about his SEAL brothers…

Bennett – SEAL Trident and SEAL brothers

This was Bennett’s reaction to a phony SEAL being “posted and roasted” online…

Bennett – Facebook post about fake SEAL

Post about SEAL Team Six and the movie “Act of Valor”…

Bennett – Post about SEAL Team Six and Act of Valor movie


Bennett was challenged on some of his claims. He was warned about Senior Chief Don Shipley, a retired US Navy SEAL who verifies SEAL claims. Bennett became defiant…

Bennett – Post about Don Shipley

Bennett even issued a challenge to anyone questioning his claims. He even offered his home address in the challenge…

Bennett – Post “In case you don’t know where I live”

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After contacting the UDT/SEAL archives, the Naval Special Warfare Center and checking the UDT/SEAL database we found that there is NO record of David S. Bennett ever completing BUD/S Training or being assigned to a SEAL Team.

David Stephen Bennett’s military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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FOIA Result – David Bennett – Summary Sheet


There were lots of criminal records related to DWIs… too many to put here.

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David Bennett’s official military records show that he was in the US Air Force for a few days over six (6) months. He was discharged as an Airman First Class (E-3) which is enlisted vs. the Colonel (O-6) officer rank which he claimed.

His records say he spent 6 weeks in basic training vs. the 11 days that he claimed.

There were no schools, qualifications or assignments that showed fighter pilot training.

There were no US Navy records found on him but to be fair we are not sure he was claiming to be a Navy SEAL, but had worked with them and was their Co-Commander, which certainly implies he was a SEAL.


We think there is a larger issue at play here. Mr. Bennett has and holds an impressive string of jobs. He just seems to have an issue with DWIs and perhaps drinking in general. That said, he has to be of sound mind and body sometime to know that these claims are all over his Social Media.

It does not stand to reason that this was one or two isolated incidents. The claims seem purposeful. Maybe there is another underlying reason for his behavior.

Here is another post he made out of defiance to someone questioning him. He claims he sent SEAL Team One to Beirut in 1983, along with some other claims.

We are not psychiatrists or therapists – we simply point out what may be Stolen Valor regardless of the underlying reasons. If Mr. Bennett needs help, we hope that he is able to get the help he needs.


If any of these claims were used to leverage work or promotions or anything else of value, Bennett may be in violation of Stolen Valor laws. State laws may also apply.

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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/david.bennett.9404362

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-bennett-110b01/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/davbenttus


17 thoughts on “David S. Bennett – USAF Col, Fighter Pilot, US Navy SEAL Co-Commander, Blog of Shame

  1. Nicholas Mottola says:

    I am entirely too fucking sick of these cocksuckers stealing valor on the back of the 273 KIA as part of the MNF.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    POS. 6 effing months and an E-3 wing wiping weapons repairman, not that there’s anything wrong with that. If you actually did the job you were trained to do, but noooooooo, you got tossed out. Screw you royally, you lying POS. Long way from doing what your lying ass claimed. TAH is gonna have fun with you. Enjoy your soon to be found Google fame…Bitch!

  3. Dennis Harless says:

    Pretty sure there is a mental illness, or at least a case of retardation that’s been aggravated by alcoholism.

  4. Robert C Zornes says:

    He quite obviously is a mental case. Perhaps too much alcohol poisoning.

  5. Gregory Romeu says:

    Family, friends, neighbors, employers, active duty and Veteran military will be stopping by your place to load up on the fertilizer you’re storing in Houston.


    I sincerely feel sad for your wife and kids having to face the hell they will live with their friends at school or work and on social media that their father is a lying sack of shit and not trustworthy to look up to for guidance and security.

  6. Steve says:

    This guy reminds me of that poser Jason Lang. Totally out there with his claims of being special operations. I don’t think this guy knows the difference between reality and make believe.

  7. RIck says:

    These guys are a disgrace. I love this Website

  8. John says:

    Navy SEAL, Air Force fighter pilot, this guys all over the board! What “red flagged” me was his mention of mission planning sessions with Col. Sam Trautman (from the Rambo movie?) and self-proclaimed and awarded “pay-triot” LTC James “Bo” Grits. Why do these wannabes always impersonate Navy SEALs, Marine Recon or Green Berets? I agree with Dennis Harless’ comment made on 04/29/2019 at 23:12 “Pretty sure there is a mental illness, or at least a case of retardation that’s been aggravated by alcoholism”. In closing its unfortunate that he bears a strong resemblance to “Newman” the mailman in the Seinfeld sitcom.

  9. T. Mercier says:

    8 hours ago he posted on FB that his father was number 2 in command under MacArthur during WWII. This “Fuck-Stick” is on a fricken roll. I might friend him to see if he can beef up my 20 years of SSDD!


    I am David Bennett’s Brother. He has schizophrenia since he was in high school. In the 70’s schizophrenia was not treated for most people due the times. David has battled this all his life. Sadly I have confronted him on his military claims. He just says it’s true and goes on. He is the kind that feels if he takes meds he is insane. If you don’t take the meds you not crazy!! Hence the alcohol was used as medication which is why he has DWI’s. I apologize to all he has offended. His is just in his own world where no one else exist except those he puts in it. So sad.

    • Thank you, Charles. It is also very sad that he brings your father into this world with the latest posts on his Facebook page. Many thanks for your perspective.

  11. William A Wright says:

    What is M.I.B. or am I missing something.

  12. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Wow, Fighter Pilot, SEAL CO,… he spreads it like a dozen farm implements at full throttle!!!

  13. AW1Ed says:

    The story also ran over at TAH; Snake emailed the brother’s comment to the usual suspects. Seems this guy lives in his own world, and nothing will change it. Sad, really. I feel sorry for him and his family.

  14. Walle, A. says:

    It appears he sees the world through piss-colored glasses.

  15. John says:

    Understood. Unfortunately there are many people out there that won’t take his challenges into account, but will simply unload.

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