Thursday, November 10, 2005

Why join the military when you can fake it?

The number of people who lie about, exaggerate, or otherwise obfuscate their military history is growing. Sometimes it is just lower ranked soldiers that inflate what they did and which rank they achieved, but some guys just fake it completely. For example...In 2004, no less than six women revealed that they were romanced by a so-called Navy SEAL. The man was an insurance claim adjuster.

Although the Dept. Of Veterans Affairs does keep track of people who commit fraud while claiming veterans' benefits, it has no idea how many military impersonators are roaming the streets.

If the military is having difficulty recruiting, this does not help. If the military services want to maintain a good image, this does not help. Between Abu Gharib, Guantanamo Bay, and impostors running around, is the military's image in trouble?

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