Les Brown – Master Sergeant, Ranger, Special Forces, 20 Year Career, Blog of Shame


07/18/2019 by militaryphonies


Lester Kent Brown, or “Les” as he prefers to be called, comes to us from Spring Creek, Nevada. Brown is 59 years old as of July 2019.

Brown heads up a POW/MIA Chapter in Nevada but for some reason everyone around him believes he is a retired Master Sergeant that retired after a 20 year career in the military.

This is probably due to it being carried in the newspaper when they talked about him being an inspriration.

Also, the MSG rank is on his vest, along with a RANGER tab, Special Forces crests and a Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB).

He also has a patch designating him as a Desert Storm veteran.

Notice the CIB in the photo above and this one below…

Les Brown after speaking at the Spring Creek Christian Academy for Veteran Event

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Mr. Brown’s military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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Brown got out as a Specialist which is a lower enlisted rating than his claim of Master Sergeant (E-8).

It does not appear that he retired after 20 years. He was discharged as designated on his summary sheet. It would have said retired if he retired.

Brown does not have the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) under his awards and he does not have the medals or assignments that would support his claim of being in Desert Storm.

He also does not have assignment to any Special Forces units.

If Brown used these claims to gain anything of value he could be in violation of Stolen Valor laws. State laws may also apply.

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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/les.brown.712

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/les-brown-0601a040/


42 thoughts on “Les Brown – Master Sergeant, Ranger, Special Forces, 20 Year Career, Blog of Shame

  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Well Hell, would you just lookie here. We getting ready to serve up Lester the Jester…Kent get bent…downtown Brown. One each, embellishing POS. The Troops over to TAH will be frothing at the mouth and champing at the bit to bring a little storm to your desert. Be even better if some sock puppets show up for the sh^t storm fixin to reign o’er you. How about a chew toy too? Even MORE better…Les. Surprised you didn’t lay claim to the SEAL Team, after all, you did take a scuba class. Least you got most of the POSer bling, vest, fake awards, fake rank, shades, prissy chains, moto sickle. All you need is the arm candy and the comfort doggie. Not only bringing shame to yourself but to the entire E 4 Mafia Clan. When the boys and girls at the “Awareness Center” gets the truth on you, you may be able to start a new branch of Brucie’s Bath Houses (Entrance in the Rear)

    Perfectly seemingly Honorable Service just went down the tubes sonny boy. Enjoy your soon to be new found Google Fame, Dippy!

    • Gunnee says:

      Ot saddens me to see the level of harm that service members have stooped to.
      In football the kicker gets the same size ring as the QB.being a soldier in any capacity is special. I believe that this drama will only get worse.

      Good work with the gutter rats you’ve discovered thus far.

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  3. chooee lee says:

    Why only Master Sgt, What’s he got against Sgt. Major or Warrant Officer?

    • marinedad61 says:

      10 years ago, Les Brown “Grumpy” and “Lifer”, the top 2,
      wore O-6 COL and O-5 LTC on their hats and vests.
      When Tom Wulf “Top” (a real E-7) became #2, the hat rank vanished,
      and E-8 and E-7 became their vest rank.

  4. Bob Smith says:

    This phony maggot needs to be prosecuted!

  5. Walle, A. says:

    “Les” isn’t more this time.

  6. Mike Wright says:

    what a fag

  7. ArmyATC says:

    Did that sorry sack of monkey spunk claim to be an officer at some point? There are several pics on his Facebook page where he’s sporting Colonel’s rank on his beret.

  8. Mark A. Lauer says:

    A fine, upstanding military record, and he shits on it.
    Way to go Les.

  9. rgr769 says:

    Lester here is a lying SOS POG who never did anything remarkable in his military service. Unlike those of us who have actually earned all the badges/DUI’s he is wearing on his uniforms and POSer vest, Lester was never Ranger qualified, never served in any Ranger unit, was never Special Forces qualified and never served in any SF unit. Moreover, he was never a combat infantryman, never served in combat or in any combat zone, never earned a CIB nor jump wings, and basically didn’t do squat. In addition, he has apparently been lying about his rank of Master Sergeant for years, since he was only an E-4 (not that there is anything wrong with that rank).

  10. Marlon Bowie says:

    What a total piece of shit need to put this fake bastard in the stockade.

  11. Gary L Evertsen says:

    he’s your typical px ranger

    • PhoeniX says:

      Huh boy, where do I even start?
      If you want to criticize this Soldier for claiming that he was in the military for 20 years, you’ll need more than what you have. I see a newspaper article saying that, but nowhere do I see any evidence that MSG Brown himself claims it. I personally know that he was in for 20 years, but that’s beside the point. Is he responsible for what the newspaper prints?

      Now as regards MSG rank, several Special Forces crests, the RANGER tab, a Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) and a patch designating him as a veteran of Desert Storm, you don’t have sufficient evidence here to refute any of that. His 2-1 form would of necessity be incomplete because the Army stopped placing entries on this form many years ago. When that occurred for him is dependent upon his Major Command at the time, not all of them ceased entries at the same time. My personal 2-1 contains less than 1/4 of my data, for example.
      Even if you had a copy of his DD-214 here (you don’t), you would have to prove that you have ALL of his DD-214’s in order to conclusively refute any claims. I personally have six (yes, I said SIX) DD-214’s because certain changes in status such as going from Title 10 to Title 32 require a separate DD-214. Not one of my DD-214’s cover all of my awards, schools, qualifications or service. Many Servicemen like myself and MSG Brown have portions of our records that are classified and would not be released in response to a FOIA Request. This is even implicitly stated on the form where it identified this as “Information releasable under the Freedom of Information Act”. There are many things in a Serviceman’s record that are NOT releasable.

      Finally, where is the regulation that covers what can and cannot be displayed on a POW*MIA vest? I have both Navy and Army rank on mine, indicating the highest rank achieved in each service. Can anyone produce a regulation that says I cannot do this?

      If you want to actually make a case against this Soldier, here’s what you need:
      – ALL of his DD-214’s, Classified and Unclassified.
      – A sworn document listing those DD-214’s and a statement to the effect that this is all there are.
      – A documented regulation that describes what by law can be worn on a POW*MIA vest and what cannot.

      As soon as you get all of this together, get back to me.

      • ” I personally know that he was in for 20 years, but that’s beside the point.”

        You do not offer nor do you provide proof… yet you demand more proof from us.

        “Even if you had a copy of his DD-214 here (you don’t), you would have to prove that you have ALL of his DD-214’s in order to conclusively refute any claims.”

        Although true, the NPRC rarely provides DD-214s. They provide the NA FORM 13164 Summary Sheet which is transcribed from the DD-214s and other areas of the records. We do not and cannot dictate policy to the NPRC, but we recognize their position as an authority on official records. You seem to be implying that this is flawed so I would ask that you take that up with them. We do due diligence and a part of that process is to request official military records from the NPRC.

        “Many Servicemen like myself and MSG Brown have portions of our records that are classified and would not be released in response to a FOIA Request.”

        This is where a red flag went up. You promote yourself as some kind of authority but this statement has to be directed at civilians that may not know any better. Records are not classified. Missions maybe, but not records. You have just revealed yourself to be an uninformed hack.

        “ALL of his DD-214’s, Classified and Unclassified.”

        A “Classified” DD-214? Read the previous comment. You’re showing your ignorance in regard to military records.

        “As soon as you get all of this together, get back to me.”

        Get back to you? That’s an arrogant statement. Do you have some authority that you have not told us about? If you’re Lester, you need to get back with us and post a “Classified DD-214” so we can all have a good laugh.

      • mrbill321 says:

        As soon as you come up with evidence that he was ever promoted to E8 – or E7 – or E6 – or even E5 – why don’t you get back to us? If not, why don’t you and SPC Brown shut the hell up?

      • passingthru says:

        “where is the regulation that covers what can and cannot be displayed on a POW*MIA vest?”

        It’s called honor.
        It comes from the heart.
        You wear what you earned.(period).

  12. I just stumbled across this article from last month where it says he retired in 98 as a master sergeant. https://elkodaily.com/lifestyles/local-inspirations-les-brown-on-bringing-back-the-forgotten/article_fe520b20-846d-59e9-9ddb-631b04c8d3ea.html

    I am not a military person but I truly respect all of you who have served to protect me and my family so we have the freedom in this country that we do. May God bless you and your families for the sacrifices you all have endured.

  13. Gary L Evertsen says:

    i was pltoon sgt in the guards he was never a msg sgt. he his records are not sealed I’ve seen his records and he never was awarded half the stuff he claims only the diver badge. was never a sgt let alone msg. he couldnt even show up for guard drills then the pics of him in mp garb. he’s a total fake.

    • rgr769 says:

      I predicted he was going to double down, and he did. Remember you can’t believe anything a Progda propagandist writes, even if writing for a local paper. Lester wants everyone to believe him; you should not believe your lying eyes as you read the two DD-214’s Lester himself recorded in Placer County, California and in Elko County, Nevada. One has to wonder how Lester earned any of the badges and DUI’s he claims in the National Guard during the period from 1992 until he claims he “retired in 1998..” His list of assignments from his Personnel Record show his last unit in 1993 was a National Guard Chemical Battalion in Elko, Nevada.

  14. L says:

    UPDATE – OH OH !!! The secretary of the ELKO POW / MIA has commented today, Saturday, July 27, on the Elko Daily Free Press Facebook page. —– (Paste) [Laura Adams] As an association this will be our only written statement about the false accusations against our Director Les Brown. First of all, we as an association stand behind him fully. We have all seen the documentation proving that all the claims against him are false and were made by people with limited information. If you are personally interested in seeing this documentation please attend a meeting or contact Les Brown personally. We do not feel it is necessary to provide personal information to the internet. We fully understand that there will be claims that this documentation does not exist, is fake or is altered, and that is their prerogative. The people that need to have it or need to know this documentation is authentic, already have it and already know. Our vests are another point we would like to talk about. Many of us have things on our vests that were given to us in memory of someone. We have pins and patches that we didn’t “earn” and we have never claimed to. We are NOT a Military ran organization and our Veterans are not in uniform. No laws or codes have been broken. Many of our members are not Military and have never claimed to be. We would also like to point out that we are not a motorcycle club or chapter. We use motorcycles as a tool to grab the public’s attention to bring awareness to the POW/MIA mission. Many in our association do not own bikes. Our goals as an association are clear: To bring awareness to our POW/MIA Military personnel and to help support the National League of POW/MIA Families and other local charities of our choice. We are guided by the principals of Freedom, Sacrifice, Liberty and Brotherhood to ensure that we maintain our focus on the issue at hand. Thank you…POW/MIA Elko Awareness Association. (end paste)

  15. nrkmann says:

    Give him a personal tour of the inside of Leavenworth for a few months.

  16. Mario L Aericko says:

    I only see two count them two actual military badges on that vest.THE C.I.B. and the S.F. beret flash.I personally do not know the man so I remain neutral till somebody actually proves something.

    • francositalianarmy says:

      He also has jump wings with star and wreath as another badge. There also is a picture with a ranger tab. COL rank also appears on a beret, not really a crime, but just pretend. Also, nothing is a higher precedence than CIB badge on heart side. I realize no regulation covers its placement on a vest, but those who have it would have it highest even on a vest. The CIB below the desert storm patch would raise a few eyebrows. Les didn’t do his homework.

  17. Mario L Aericko says:

    Oh and I did see something in his 214 that makes me ask all you nay sayers to think ,How in the hell do you get a Bronze star without being in combat?

    • He doesn’t have a BSM. He has a NDSM with a bronze star. Which means he got the firewatch medal under two different time periods that you were/are eligible to receive that medal.

      • francositalianarmy says:

        I’m not sure how he managed two different time periods based on his dates of service. looks like gulf war is only one served during

  18. 130 LM says:

    did he retire? have him show his retiree ID card. What is the rank on it? If he’s retired, then anyone should be able to give him the benefit of all he says. If he doesn’t have one, then everyone should question (and I mean everyone) anything that comes out of his mouth. (I type that being fairly sure he doesn’t have one. prove me wrong Les).

  19. marinedad61 says:

    RIP US Marine LCPL Bravo. —- I have been informed that LES BROWN and the Elko POW MIA group performs an annual Bravo Memorial in Elko…. AND… that LES BROWN repeatedly spins LIES about his own (non-existent) combat at these memorials. It disgusts an Iraq Vet in Elko who has been visiting these memorial services each year, now sees all this going on with Les, and has reached out to me. — Shame on you, Les. — STOLEN VALOR — Perhaps someone ELSE should be holding these annual memorials for a heroic US Marine. — https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18261465/raul-samuel-bravo

    • Charlie 1/2 USMC says:

      RIP US Marine LCPL Bravo ‘ God Bless’

  20. passingthru says:


    “Those who were not present at the time of his disappearance cannot and should not claim knowledge of an event they did not witness,” said Les Brown, Northern Nevada state coordinator. “OK. We’ve got a lot of speculation going on right now, a lot of rumors. Is there anybody in this room that was there at the time Sgt. Bergdahl disappeared?”

    hmmm…I sense a pattern here…

  21. marinedad61 says:

    Facebook is slowing down on the Les Brown posts,
    but I see this plastered around today….

    Please ——- Learn about STOLEN VALOR, from Retired Navy SEAL Master Chief Don Shipley. Notice in the Stolen Valor video below, the very 1st person in the video is a POW*MIA guy.
    We are trying to show you, the people of NEVADA, that this happens. It’s not impossible.
    It really happens. — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCS7VKCRazc

    • marinedad61 says:

      (Diane Shipley) –
      “You’re a liar and an embarrassment, out here with the POW”

      (POW*MIA bling vest Seal Team Six SUTHERLAND) –
      “You know, Maam, I have proof of everything I did.”

      How appropriate is that?

  22. marinedad61 says:

    Game, set, and match on LES BROWN
    and the ELKO POW*MIA Awareness Association.
    Thank you and compliments to militaryphony.com
    for bringing Les Brown out into the open.

    • rgr769 says:

      Also, not depicted in this photo, our hero is wearing a 75th Ranger Regiment scroll as a combat patch on his right shoulder. Which is consistent with his wearing of a 75th Ranger Regt. DUI on his vest. This dude is a total fake, except for being a reserve component E-4 MP.

  23. marinedad61 says:

    The POW*MIA page on Facebook (132,971 members)
    just clicked LIKE on this comment.

    “I am a fan of POW*MIA, and (also) a fan of veterans who run Stolen Valor websites that expose Military Phonies. The group in Elko, Nevada needs NEW LEADERSHIP, and likely more VOLUNTEERS, to ensure the long term survival of the Elko POW*MIA Awareness Association.”

    (The comment includes the STOLEN VALOR photo of
    Les Brown with the yellow arrows,
    and a sub-comment to July 23’s “Les Brown’s DD-214: This Ain’t Hell”)

    It may reach a lot in the POW*MIA community.
    Take a look at the link below.
    Thank you.


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