Jose Carlos Montanez – Navy Chief, U.S. Navy SEAL, BUD/S Class 176, Panama 1990, Blog of Shame11
12/07/2021 by militaryphonies
Jose Carlos Montanez (-Nazario) comes to us from Chesapeake, Virginia. He is originally from Bayamon, Puerto Rico and appears to still have a residence there in addition to Virginia. Montanez is 50 years old at the time of this writing – Dec 2021.
Notice in the above post that someone, presumably a friend, is under the impression that “Monty” is a Frogman. Montanez does not correct him.
On a Facebook account that bears his name, there are several posts that show him wearing a SEAL Trident. One person commented that the Trident looked Photoshopped on his Navy uniform, the medals were not the proper size and he did not have Jump Wings (i.e. a Parachute Badge).
In the following photo, there is a Navy SEAL Trident on the ball cap.
On Montanez’s Facebook page there are frequent postings of Navy SEAL images. Although not representative of direct claims, some could read this as an implication.
There was another posting where Montanez commented about a photo taken on a 110 camera in 1990, allegedly in Panama.
One way to read this is that there is an implication that it is a Navy SEAL in the photo, possibly even him, and it was from the U.S. efforts to remove Manuel Noriega. The overall operation was Operation Just Cause but there was an effort by the U.S. Navy SEALs named Operation Nifty Package which was an operation launched by Navy SEALs to prevent Noriega’s escape. They were able to sink Noriega’s boat as well as destroy his jet. Unfortunately, four U.S. Navy SEALs were killed and nine wounded.
So, one can imagine how emotions run deep with someone claiming to have been there. Montanez has been called out many times on several Facebook discussions, but images and implications persist on Social Media as to SEAL claims.
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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 “Jose Carlos Montanez” or any other variation of his name ever completing BUD/S Training or assigned to any SEAL teams.
Jose Martinez’s 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.
It should be noted here that Jose Montanez has several variations associated with his name and he was identified as serving under “JOSE C. MONTANEZ-NAZARIO.”
ALIASES ASSOCIATED WITH JOSE CARLOS MONTANEZ:
JOSE CARLOS NAZARIO, JOSE CARLOS MONTANEZNAZARIO, JOSE CARLOS MONTANEZEZ, JOSE CARLOS MONTANEZ NAZARIO, JOSE L MONTANEZ EZ, JOSE CARLOS MONTANEZ EZ, JOSE C MONTAEZ, JOSE CARLOS MONTA EZ, JOSE L MONTANEZ, JOSE CARLOS MONTANEZ
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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DoN)
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER (SCRA)
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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY
BUD/S – SEAL
There is no record of Jose Montanez-Nazario graduating BUD/S-SEAL training and no record of him serving with a SEAL Team.
We did notice that in one of the discussion threads (Navy SEALS: Only Easy Day Was Yesterday) Montanez was called out on the SEAL claim, and he said that he went to BUD/S but didn’t finish. This still doesn’t sync up with the claims of being on a UDT/SEAL team as was claimed on his Facebook page.
According to his official military records, Montanez was discharged as an E-1 vs Chief Petty Officer (E-7) as claimed on his Facebook profile.
TIME IN SERVICE
According to multiple official military sources, Montanez served from 1989-1990 vs. the 1988-1997 as claimed. He served just over five (5) months.
There are several claims of being a disabled veteran. It is plausible that he got out due to an injury, but this would not have been a result of combat or there would have been a Purple Heart in his records. He did not claim to have been awarded a Purple Heart.
There is nothing in Montanez’s official military records that would support him being in Panama, but the claim is somewhat murky.
If Montanez 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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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jose.montanez.56481 (personal)
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-montanez-b047071b7/?fbclid=IwAR3IrjkP3Wr43rWXe40jh475JSIejSXAttRwgKqcIZ0v8aZhHLpA0Q92kqA (business)
Embellishing cocksucker punk! Looks like he did make the Gunga Din line so there is that. Nothing says Bad Azz Mofo like a bunch of sissy punk selfies taken in a mirrored bathroom.
Get ready Bitch. The Troops of TAH have been slobbering for a new phony seal (sic) chew toy. Enjoy your upcoming GOOOOOOOOGLE Fame. You’re as weak of a sauce as that lite beer you’re holding.
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So, if he is 50 years old then he is 5 years younger than myself and was born in 1971. Therefore, the earliest he could have enlisted would have been 1988 (I enlisted in 1983 at age 17) which basically means that there is no way he could have been a chief. As for the other stuff, you already disclaimed those things. There isn’t much more to say except if one lies about one thing, then all other things are suspect which includes him claiming to be a disabled veteran.
Silly rabbit trix are for kids
Jose, you will rue the day… And now the change-up, swing and a miss!!! And NOW you state that you did NOT complete BUDS Class. Official USN records entirely contradicts that. Bottom line PUTA – If you did NOT complete BUDS Class – you are NOT a United States Navy SEAL. Period. Oh and we’re enthralled to read that you’re claiming a couple of Purple Hearts and are Service-disabled as well? HELL! I barely believe you’re a Welder!! But one thing’s for sure – you sure are a FABRICATOR!!!! Got to s’cuse me Bruh, got to go and sharpen my scalping knife…
Having basic knowledge of photoshop the “shadow” section directly above the trident in the old photo has a sharp edge, as other areas to the right are grainy in appearance. This is called an, “artifact” and is indicative of manipulation. Often fakers concentrate on the area of manipulation and miss the borders where the new image is inserted. There is also a very slight horizontal line between the trident and the artifact section. Common when inserting a cropped image. I do have to say the trident is well done to match the same blurry appearance as the lower rack, but as stated by others appears to be incorrect in size. It does appear similar in size to the trident shown on the boonie hat in another photo. I am not saying the photo is fake only there are already indications that a proper mathematical analysis by an expert would be warranted.
Not only is it the wrong size, it is also from the wrong era. He claims it’s from his time in the Navy. However, close examination shows that two of the ribbons are from after 9/11.
The Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
Not to mention he shows a NAVAM with gold stars, but it’s not centered.
Plenty of people have had less than desirable times in the military, why couldn’t he just work harder when he got out to achieve greatness? Why lie?
That photo that he claims was taken with a 110 camera is extra bogus. It’s from some sort of GI Joe type of toys that are grouped together. Look at the figure in the back row that is flanked by the 2 in the front. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/blown-seal/
The “photo from 1990” is nothing of the kind. SEALs (and no other American military unit) had the equipment pictured in that photo in 1989 (the year of the Panama invasion). In fact, the PASGT helmets had only been introduced about 6 years before, and were still in the “Fritz” configuration at the time.
Also; they weren’t wearing Shemaughs in Panama.
The laughing face emoticom on his ‘splainin bout “S.P.I.E.” is all anyone needs to know.