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Old 05-26-2021, 13:41   #5
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Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
We had a guy (I won't name him here) that was SF/JM/Ranger/DIVSUP and running the SCUBA locker for 7th SFG sometime in the 90's.

He had never been to Dive school but did graduate DIVSUP. Apparently his picture from school disappeared when a certain SGM went to check it out.

The high functioning poser is out there, thankfully they are rare.
I was there at the time. The entire affair was an interesting insight into human nature. Definitely did not attend SFUWO; did attend and (just barely) pass Dive Sup. Though in all fairness he did attend the USMC equivalent of a PADI course before coming to SF (which did not prepare him for the duties assigned/expected hence why one of the guys his leadership style had alienated started digging and everything subsequently came to light).

To quote PT Barnum: "You can fool some people all the time and you can fool all the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." Eventually the truth will out.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (42B.C)
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