Douglas Reeves – U.S. Navy SEAL Diver, Participated in Persian Gulf War, Blog of Shame

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07/18/2021 by militaryphonies

BACKGROUND

Douglas Robert Reeves comes to us from Hialeah, Florida which is in Miami-Dade county.  Reeves is 64 years old at the time of this writing – mid-July 2021 – but will be 65 years old later this month.

Reeves currently works as a real estate agent / realtor.  On one of his profiles, Reeves claims he was a “Navy SEAL diver” as well as being a “participant in the Persian Gulf War.”  This profile is written in the first person.

On another one of his profiles, the same claims are made that Reeves was a “Navy SEAL diver” as well as being a “participant in the Persian Gulf War.”  This profile is written in the third person.

A similar profile with the same claims exists on Zillow.

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ACTIONS CONDUCTED BY MILITARY PHONIES

After contacting the UDT/SEAL archives and checking the UDT/SEAL database we found that there is NO record of “Douglas Robert Reeves” or any other variation of his name ever completing BUD/S Training or assigned to any SEAL teams.

Douglas Reeves’ military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Due to his age and claim of service dates, we filed with the Department of the Navy which maintains records from the mid 1990s-present.  The Department of the Navy indicated that Reeves’ records were kept with NPRC due to a release from the Navy in 1988.

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FOIA RESULTS

NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER (NPRC)

NPRC FOIA Results – Douglas Reeves – Summary Sheet

NPRC FOIA Results – Douglas Reeves – Assignments 1976-82

NPRC FOIA Results – Douglas Reeves – Assignments 1986-88

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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY

BUD/S – SEAL

There is no record of Douglas Robert Reeves graduating BUD/S-SEAL training and no record of him serving with a SEAL Team.

There was an entry in Reeves’ assignments that was not legible, and it corresponds with a period that BUD/S Class 93 classed up in 1977, so it is possible that Reeves went to BUD/S training.  However, there is no indication that he graduated and as stated above, there is no record of him serving on a SEAL team.

As a side note – although used occasionally, the term “Navy SEAL diver” is a bit awkward if not odd and sends up a red flag.

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GULF WAR

Reeves makes the claim of being a “participant in the Persian Gulf War.”  Since this was combined with a reference to being in the Navy and in the context of duty stations, one would take this to mean Reeves was a Gulf War veteran.

However, there is nothing in his official military records to indicate that he served on active duty during the Gulf War.  There is a possibility that he meant that his ship was patrolling waters in and around the Middle East when there was some friction, but the statement is misleading.

Semantics aside, Reeves has no medals that signify he served during the Gulf War.

If Reeves has used false claims to gain anything of value – he may be in violation of the Stolen Valor Act at worst or represent unethical behavior at best.

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PHOTOS

 

Doug Reeves – Facebook

Doug Reeves – Facebook

Doug Reeves – Facebook

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SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/doug.reeves.9659 (personal)

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Simplyrealtyfl  (business)

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23 thoughts on “Douglas Reeves – U.S. Navy SEAL Diver, Participated in Persian Gulf War, Blog of Shame

  1. KoB says:

    Going by the records presented, it appears as if Douglas Robert Reeves is an embellishing POS. From the meat gazing smirk, I’d venture to say the only diving he did was on a man meat sammich (the kind that cums with its own special sauce). Does the embellishing POS Douglas Robert Reeves count making a seal on taints at Brucie’s Bath House (enter thru the rear) as being a Navy SEAL? Methinks not. Methinks that Douglas Robert Reeves embellished his service to pad his resume’ as a wanna be Real Estate Rep, bringing shame upon himself, his family, and the company that he works for.

    Hey Dougie boi, what else have you lied about? Welcome to you upcoming GOOOOGLE Fame, you POS. The inherwebz are forever.

  2. Douglas Reeves says:

    I never said I was a Navy Seal. I said I was a Navy Seal diver. There is technically no designation for that, and it’s a fact I completed 2nd phase dive training. I have my training records to prove it. Yes, I should have stated, I have had Navy seal dive training, that would have been more politically correct. Would have, should have, could have. It was not that big of a deal to me.
    I have never been so egregious to state that I was a Seal, period, end of story, and you are a damn liar if you say you can substantiate this fictitious rumor. The people on this blog who have bothered to tar a feather me have upgraded my status to a Navy Seal Imposter. Nice job guys. I was a rollback and after my injury at the demolition pits I was dropped to the class behind me. I was at Coronado for 18 months, almost half my navy career.
    While your were raising the body count on people I got my college degree (BSNRN) and for 23 years worked in the capacity of an Emergency Room RN, saving lives, not taking them. Yeah, what a strange turn of events.
    Your facts about my Naval service are all screwed up for staters. I don’t know who is fact checking you, but they are dead wrong on a lot of things. Even Don Shipley would have done a better job. I don’t believe any self respecting Navy Seal worth his salt would take issue with my service record. When I was in the Gulf of Oman I attempted to save Navy pilots whose planes had crashed in the Indian Ocean, because I was the ships rescue swimmer.
    Apparently there are a lot of seals, retired or not with a hell of a lot of time on their hands.
    Get your facts straight before you go head hunting. I very nearly could have served with a number of Seals, but just like in medicine, there are always a number of pompous asses. I don’t miss them at all! Ces’t La Vie.

    Get a Life!

    Douglas R. Reeves

    • Be honest – you have carefully chosen words that lead people to believe that you were a Navy SEAL. There is no official Navy term that designates someone as a “Navy SEAL diver.” If this is your own manufactured term, then of course you can defend what it means and how it is appropriately used. We go by official Navy records. Your *official* records do not say you were a Navy SEAL nor do they say you were a diver. A diver is also an official Navy designation.

      With effort, you have put it out on your biography to imply that you were a Navy SEAL, “diver” or otherwise. We feel it is important to make people aware that you were not a Navy SEAL – you should feel this way as well and make this clear on your biography.

      We call it a case of leading a horse to water and not taking any responsibility for it taking a drink. I can’t speak to your intent, but to many it appears that you are deliberately taking on a title that you did not earn. It was admirable that you attempted BUD/S, you should be proud of that – but it is not admirable that you mislead people about becoming a Navy SEAL.

      Hopefully you can understand the desire to clear this all up and make people aware that you were not a Navy SEAL – something you should have made clear on your biography.

      Is there anything unreasonable about that?

    • That Guy says:

      “I never said I was a Door Gunner on the Space Shuttle. I said I was a Space Shuttle Hatch Gunner. There is technically no designation for that……”

    • KP says:

      ‘When I was in the Gulf of Oman I attempted to save Navy pilots whose planes had crashed in the Indian Ocean’

      What Navy pilots did you attempt to rescue? There appear to be no US Navy plane crashes in the Indian Ocean from 1 November 1977 to 27 September 1980, the time period you served on the USS David R. Ray;

      https://fas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/NavalAccidents1945-1988.pdf

      • That Guy says:

        That’s cuz’ they were stealth aircraft on highly classified GUTS missions (Galactic Ultra Top Secret). As such, stealth aircraft when they crash don’t leave visible wreckage and GUTS missions are conducted without documentation or paperwork! So there!

  3. Douglas Reeves says:

    Hello,
    To whom it may concern:
    You stated that I received no medals during my term of military service.
    I beg to differ, I received the NAVY EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL for service in the Gulf of Oman.
    In case you forgot why that is awarded let me refresh your memory:
    The Navy Expeditionary Medal is a military award of the United States Navy and Marine Corps who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operation against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition for which service no campaing medal has been awarded.

    Like I said, I don’t know who is fact checking things, but they don’t know what the hell they are doing.
    A retraction is in order because what you have done amounts to SLANDER, at the very least.
    And you have made other mistakes as well.

    Douglas Reeves

    • Douglas Reeves – We did not say that you had no medals, we said “Reeves has no medals that signify he served during the Gulf War.” We still stand by that statement. You claim on your profile page that you were a “participant in the Persian Gulf War” but we can find nothing in your records that support that claim.

      Wikipedia states that the Persian Gulf War was from 17 January – 28 February 1991 (1 month, 1 week and 4 days). One can split hairs over the meaning of words and phrases, but there is recorded history that defines these things. We could not find anything – awards or duty stations – that indicated that you were on active duty at that time or even participated in the Gulf War.

  4. He sure does have a Purty Mouth says:

    Dude wasn’t a SEAL, maybe a SQUEEELLLL!!

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  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Is this Dougie throwing a tantrums because someone is questioning the “veracity” of his stuff he posts about his self? Isn’t that something like being a Karen?

    Really, Dougie, at your age, your behavior should be a lot more appropriately modest.

    I could say I “participated in the Vietnam War”, and I have “proof” on my DDs, but that don’t mean I ever got there, does it? I even have a photo of me in my dark blues, answering the phone because the Yeoman stepped out for lunch. Good times!

    Dougie, stop being a Karen and grow up. You aren’t fooling anyone except yourself, you sap.

  7. That guy says:

    Mr. Reeves, if you’re trying to dig a hole in the ocean using a bigger shovel will not get the job done. You clearly stated that you served in the “Persian Gulf War” (a total poser term cuz’ everybody who actually took part in that conflict calls it the “Gulf War”, “First Iraq War”, or “Desert Shield/Storm”). Dates kinda matter and since you exited the USN in December 1988, you aren’t off by days or months but years. As a former company commander who was BOG and invaded Iraq in Desert Shield/Storm it kinda amazes me when guys like you fake participation in that conflict. I say that because when you compare the 1st Iraq War with the nasty, brutal, meat grinder which was the 2nd Iraq War there isn’t much to brag about much less lie about. But you have given me food for thought. I once did a Hollywood jump from a C-130 over Germany so if it’s just a question of dates and minor details I’m going to start telling people I actually did a combat jump out of a C-47 in Operation Varsity.

  8. Jeff says:

    Guy is a POS. After reading these for awhile now I’m convinced better records of service were kept from June 15, 1775 to April 9,1865.

  9. The Grunt says:

    Your words…”I never said I was a Navy Seal. I said I was a Navy Seal diver. There is technically no designation for that, and it’s a fact I completed 2nd phase dive training.”

    To the uninformed this implies you were a USN SEAL. The way you worded it leaves plenty of room for interpretation and to those who would not otherwise know the interpretation is you were a SEAL. As stated in the reply by the Admin for this blog there is no designation for a “Navy SEAL Diver”. You don’t make that known to people though.

    Your words…”You stated that I received no medals during my term of military service.
    I beg to differ, I received the NAVY EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL for service in the Gulf of Oman.”

    The actual statement was…”Semantics aside, Reeves has no medals that signify he served during the Gulf War.”

    Those medals would be in your military file and there are none. Nowhere was it stated you didn’t earn any medals simply that you didn’t earn any for participation in the Gulf War. This is true and factual as it is proven in your official personnel file.

    Your words…”A retraction is in order because what you have done amounts to SLANDER, at the very least.”

    Definition of slander… “the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another’s reputation”

    Nothing posted on your blog entry is false or misrepresented in any way.

    You show no remorse for your “sleight of hand” descriptions where your military service is concerned so you choose to go the same route that many before you have tried. You try to imply that what is posted amounts to slander or libel when in fact it is neither. Doug your entry is not the first for this blog and you are not the first to try and intimidate the Admins by using those claims. Sorry chuckles but your sad attempt at intimidation failed just as it has for others who tried before you. Your best bet is to make it clear what you did in your military career and that begins with making it clear you never served in the Gulf War and you were never a “Navy SEAL diver”.

  10. larrythecat5 says:

    I think the problem is that he said the words “Navy SEAL”. If you don’t have the SO rating, if you did not complete SQT, if you did not receive a Trident, you do not say the words “SEAL” and “I was”. This is so obvious. It is exactly what Senior Chief Shipley talks about with all the guys he has posted about over the years. Reeve’s words in here, which are meant for the admins who posted, and who served, suck.

  11. Bombstopr says:

    Hey Dougie, how come there is no record of a US Aircraft lost in the Indian Ocean during the period you said you, “Attempted to save the pilots “? Care to elaborate on that lie too?

  12. Hatchet says:

    Doug Reeves – It’s time to ‘fess up and that time is now. Oh and Doug(while you’re working on your next game-play) , keep in mind – THE INTERNET NEVER FORGETS.

  13. Roland L says:

    Based on the article, Mr. Reeves might have written his biography in a manner that does not meet the criteria of the self-appointed investigators of this webpage, as well as visitors. What concerns me is that the owners of this page are dragging this man’s name through the mud because of their own personal criteria for how veterans should represent themselves. His livelihood and reputation are at stake, and this article has opened him up to a lot of abuse. Would I have written my bio differently? Sure. The author of this article obviously would have. But Mr. Reeves has decided to write it his way. Now, you have basically publically shamed him based on your own standards. I find this approach lacks justice for him, and gives the appearance that you are a group of headhunters in the night looking for your next victims. Big thumbs down.

    • You presume to speak for Mr. Reeves, yet you do not. Reeves was given several opportunities to explain his claims and he was defiant, so I don’t think he would have written it differently. Although you may have, we didn’t post the article on what someone may have done differently, we post it on what is out there in the public – and still is, I might add.

      We don’t expect you to understand, but those men that have earned the label Navy SEAL do so at great personal sacrifice to themselves and the brothers they fight and die beside. This is not like burping and asking to be excused, the transgression is a deep one and Reeves should fully understand this.

      When you say “dragging a man’s name through the mud because of their own personal criteria for how veterans should represent themselves” please take note of our format. A = here are the claims the individual is making (with screenshots) B = this is what the official military records say and C) A does not equal B. Very simple and in the person’s own words.

      So why do you have an interest in this case vs. the many others that we post?

  14. Skivvy Stacker says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that “Roland L” might be a sock puppet, covering the cold, clammy hand of a former Navy SEAL Diver…

  15. A Proud Infidel®️™️ says:

    Ooh, a sock puppet? I hope it comes to TAH! Panama

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