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Another Marine Poser POS bites the dust…

February 11th, 2012 Posted in The SandGram v1.0

Another one…. This poser decides to show up at a Marine Recruiting Station in NY.  I mean, if you are going to pretend to be a Marine, go hang out with the Army, we are Greek to them and vice versa.  Hanging out with Marines who know the order of ribbons on your chest and something about OCS and have worked around Marine Officers enough to smell a phony is never going to end well.  I don’t have this posers name yet, but it’s only a matter of days and I’ll follow up on him.  In this case he was arrested by the local PD before he was able to do something that could hurt the Corps like abducting a High School Student or something weird… Feel free to leave a comment on this so when he gets out of jail and googles this, he’ll know how real Vets and American’s feel about Stolen Valor!!


His real name is Jorge Emilio Bermudez.  He was was hanging out talking to the Staff in the RSS when the XO came in for a promotion ceremony.  After the XO started asking him questions (It takes about 3 questions to drill down to spot a poser) Jorge fled the RSS.  The XO and one of the Marines followed him out while making a call to the police.  The PD showed up in about five minutes and arrested ole Jorge while the real Marines detained him.  He had a fake DOD ID card which I’ve seen and a pretty good copy I might add but it has no place on the web for others to duplicate so no picture.  The uniform was spot on except for the ribbons and a good to go DOD  Military ID until you held it, which makes this a dangerous combination.  This has far reaching implications for home grown terrorist attempting to breach a base or a wack job trying to pick up a gal to rape.  Hat’s off to the XO for snagging this poser/threat and getting him off the streets.  The State is going to charge him with a Felony for possession of a fake DOD ID. I hope he gets jail time and I for one will fly up to enjoy his trial… 

This pretend Captain showed up in Uniform to hang out at the local RS, I mean A fleet Marine on leave wearing his Dress Blue Charlie’s and hanging out
at the RSS?? How many times have you gone on leave, put your uniform on and went to “hang out” at a recruiting station, one that you weren’t even
recruited from?

Part of this is from the letter sent out from the Command, part my take…

The Turd claimed he is a member of some shady unit; in this case he was a cryptologist who works at the NSA in Washington DC.  (they always claim to be part of some secret unit.  As soon as someone says it’s Classified, red lights should be going off in your head)

There is something off about how the person carries himself. 

He refused to show his military ID, said he lost it. (This guy had an obviously fake military ID)

Once he took of his tanker jacket, he was wearing a scuba bubble, jump wings multiple awards, NAM with 2 stars, CAR, and others out of order.  (Usually they try to give themselves more bling.  His set up is not out of line for a Captain/03 rank which would let him blend in more.)

This last part from the XO is the take away all Military should heed no matter what branch or where you are!! Civilians, if you have doubt then there is no doubt, have the person checked out…

Marines, there is no one better prepared to identify an impersonator other than us. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask for ID, no matter what
rank. If you catch someone who you think is an impersonator, call the cops, take pictures Again, be vigilant…

Semper Fi,


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19 Comments on Another Marine Poser POS bites the dust…

John H said : Guest Report 2 years ago

I'd have made him take off the uniform before leading him out the door of the RS and into view of the public.....

Chris said : Guest Report 2 years ago

some people just have no idea what the United States Marine Corp is about every single day I still relive every horrible thing I did because of it I have PTSD and then I think I served my country but for some POS to go around and impersonate a marine in my opinion should have his balls cut off Semper Fi

The SandGram » Blog Archive » Going down the Poser Rabbit hole said : Guest Report 3 years ago

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john said : Guest Report 3 years ago

Taco I saw this first linked on Facebook page: Parris Island Alumni, a couple of other good pages are You know you are a Jarhead when. and U.S.M.C. Vets.

Melanie said : Guest Report 3 years ago

They say the highest form of flattery is imitation but when it comes to imitating us Marines it just pisses me off. We work hard to earn our title. Anyone that goes around trying to wear our uniform or EGA really needs to be knocked down. I'm glad they arrested the man. They should arrest more posers!

Taco Bell said : administrator Report 3 years ago

Hey Guys, Just curious what Facebook page you all are on? Would love to join the conversation. S/F Taco

Andrea said : Guest Report 3 years ago

This is crazy. I had a similar experience in NY. I am a Marine and I was at a Parade and saw an Army "Captain" that rubbed me the wrong way in a dress uniform. For a few reasons, but the one that stood out the most was that he was a black, openly homosexual man with blonde hair in a dress uniform. He claimed he was retired. I asked him several questions and it just didn't add up. I told him what I thought of him and things started to escalate. In his defense he claimed that he does a lot to help veterans. To me that was confirmation enough that he did not serve. I regret the way I went about it because I let my emotions get the best of me, but I snatched the medals from his chest (of which he only had two because he "didn't feel like wearing all of them"). It turned into a big ordeal where police was involved. In the end he said he did not press charges on me because he wanted to "look out for a fellow service member". Which pissed me off even more. He also had an obviously fake ID, but it was the blue retiree kind with no signature and a photocopy black and white pic on it. I wish I would have went about it a different way and got this fool investigated instead of putting my hands on him. He went by Captain Love. Anyway, next time he won't get away...

john said : Guest Report 3 years ago

I actually had drinks a few times with this guy and was Facebook friends with him, he had me fooled (I served USMC mid 80's)but always had a weird feeling about him.

Mike said : Guest Report 3 years ago

This is why I firmly believe that uniforms being sold on ebay and else where do NOT include ribbons, medals, awards etc...Scum like this can get their hands on them. I could go on ebay right now and buy a complete SSgt's dress blues with ribbons,awards.One site even sells Presdiential Service Badges and the quote" every time you see the President the Marine standing next to him is wearing one of these". then shave my head, get dressed and I am now a Marine unless you screw up like this scumbag did..Semper Fi

preston said : Guest Report 3 years ago


Moses Baez said : Guest Report 4 years ago

That's what happens when a poser pretends to be a Marine and a Captain at that. He is a disgrace not only to the Marine Corps but to hilymself, his family and anyone else who knows of him. Sorry Poser I had the honor of stepping on the Yellow foot prints in Parris Island S.C. and I became a Marine through blood, sweat and tears just like many of my brothers and sisters who completed the journey. Next time get a real job because you would not make it in the Corps. Semper Fi to all my brothers and sisters and my beloved Corps OOH RAH...

raymond Liebold said : Guest Report 4 years ago

Ivan was this at the Ridgewood office ? I saw this guy once in glendale...I'm sure it was him.

Frank said : Guest Report 4 years ago

Lost brothers who have worn our uniform. Every time I see one of these shitbags, I see red.

Ivan said : Guest Report 5 years ago

NO F**KING WAY!!!! I ADDRESSED THIS F***ER AS SIR? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? He's been at this for 2 years now, I always saw him at the Memorial day ceremony in Glendale/Ridgewood.... Shaking my f**king head.... He always had his tanker on so I never saw his bling.

Carl Carlsson said : Guest Report 5 years ago

I understand Bashar al-Assad is recruiting cannon ready fodder to defend his palace. Perhaps this posser can hangout in Damascaus.

Clayton said : Guest Report 5 years ago

You know the sad thing is, if you want to be a part of the military..... Join it! There is no excuse for anyone pretending to be a member of our Armed Forces. There are plenty of things we do and can do as civilians to be a part of our troops lives...... The biggest being SUPPORTING THEM!!!!! Secondly get involved with a veteran based organization and help them support our troops! I know I do and I don't need to pretend to be something I am not! I serve in another way! By Supporting those who keep me Free & Safe! I hope the dirt bag goes to jail, and I am being polite! And you wonder why!!! Semper Fi Marines Semper FI

Taco Bell said : administrator Report 5 years ago

Doesn't that crack you up Chris? WTH was he thinking??? maybe his litmus test or something??

Chris C said : Guest Report 5 years ago

Excellent! He wanted attention and the Marines obliged.

usmc89pi said : Guest Report 5 years ago


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