Fake Navy SEAL scores $300M security contract

Thanks to federal gun control laws, felons are not able to acquire assault weapons. (Image taken from ABC video)

Thanks to federal gun control laws, felons are not able to acquire assault weapons. (Image taken from ABC video)

War creates a lot of heroes, including plenty of fake ones.

A former Lake Tahoe bartender was so good at telling tall tales of military exploits he was able to score a $300 million security contract with the nation of Burundi.

ABC News reporter Dan Noyes in San Francisco brings us the exciting tales of 56-year-old A.J. Dicken, a former Lake Tahoe bartender who made a fortune off lies.

According to the article, Dicken was paid $50,000 by a documentary film maker for his fake life story.

To seal the deal, Dicken provided falsified documents (DD Form 214 discharge papers) saying he served 35 years as a Navy SEAL, participated in 291 classified CIA operations, and was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star, Navy Cross, two Purple Hearts, six counter-terrorist service medals, and nine presidential citations.

The documentary was to be called “A Soldier’s Story: The most highly decorated Navy SEAL in the history of the Navy SEALs.”

It’s a story all right. Dicken never served in any branch of the military, said Noyes.

The filmmaker knew he had been duped by the time Dicken told him he was the man who shot Osama bin Laden.

Noyes says Dicken’s tales of heroism got him free use of a Carson City, Nevada, airport hangar where he taught self-defense classes. The airport commissioner thanked Dicken for his years of service as a U.S. Navy Seal at a public hearing in May.

He made self-defense videos and trained wealthy hunters on how to use high-powered weapons. Two of the hunters invested almost $1 million in Dicken’s company — Global Security and Logistics.

That company signed a $300 million contract to provide security in the African nation of Burundi.

The lies became fully unraveled when the board of Global Security and Logistics noticed Dicken was trying to move company assets offshore to an account only he could access. Dicken was fired and company officers found receipts for fake military medals and documents.

When confronted by TV cameras, Dicken denied he ever told anyone he was a Navy SEAL.

Dicken is not a war hero, but he is a felon, said Noyes.

Since hours of “instructional” video exist with Dicken shooting guns he is not legally allowed to possess, the feds are now looking into his past a little more thoroughly.

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26 comments Add your comment


October 4th, 2013
8:10 am

Used to be you could take a man at his word. But in the age of Google … I mean really, come on. How hard is it to look someone up before signing contracts with them?


October 4th, 2013
8:21 am

Surely Aj Dicken is a DYE in the Wool Republican….They will LIE about most ANYTHING, to line their own Pockets!

Look for a Congressional Run very soon as a TEA Party Member from Lake Tahoe and expect a WIN!

Most of their supporters have never MET a LIE they did not LOVE!


October 4th, 2013
8:37 am

Hey Bernie, if you wanna see the ultimate lier (in chief), look no further than Barry Sotero. His ENTIRE life is one big lie, beginning with his fake social security card he got from a dead Vermont man, to his college career where he worshiped communist professors without any grades needed to graduate, to every time he opens his damn mouth while occupying the white house…you libs take the cake on lying and Barry the great has taken those exploits to a whole new level. God help us all.


October 4th, 2013
8:50 am

Leave poor Bernie alone, he still believes Obozocare is the greatest thing since Santa-Claus!

Van Jones

October 4th, 2013
8:53 am

Oh Bernie, the nice men in the white jackets will be here shortly to take you back to the institution.


October 4th, 2013
9:23 am

Anyone who talks about themselves as a hero is not a hero….others will do the talking if you truly are.

East Cobb Alpha Dawg

October 4th, 2013
9:56 am

Now I don’t feel bad for telling girls I was Pre-Med in College.


October 4th, 2013
10:16 am

Bendaho, you people must not have any lives and why do you have to refer everything to our President. It’s really sad that the make-up of your life. This guys needs to be tried and convicted for lying and making false statement. However, they probably believed him; because, he told them he didn’t like the President.


October 4th, 2013
10:33 am

Amen tinala50,
Van Jones and Joe, btw same person, must have been apart of this guy navy seal team. Since the statements are about as looney as this guy is. P.S. East Cobb Alpha Dawg, based on this guy example, tell girls you are Chief of Surgery.

Buckhead Benny

October 4th, 2013
11:49 am

Yeah, 15.00 for a basic criminal background check on lexis nexus – 24.95 u can pull almost everything u want – for an additional like 100 dollars they have programs or maybe a little more expensive that taylors to investors that thoroughly researches potential investment credit worthiness –

Even before u go on a date as get older u should invest the 15 dollars a lot of dirt bags guys and girls out there

Don't Tread

October 4th, 2013
11:58 am

The karma train is sometimes slow to get started, but it eventually catches up.

berry steve

October 4th, 2013
12:43 pm

Bernie, Bernie, Bernie, what a boob you are. Folks are laughing at you, you do know that, don’t you?


October 4th, 2013
12:52 pm

I believe he was involved in the Bin Laden mission, because it was probably his fat behind that caused the first chopper to crash land.

Tater Tot

October 4th, 2013
12:58 pm

LMAO. I know what this guy did was wrong but as i sit here and read it, i took it as one big joke he pulled on them and could imagine the crap rolling out of his mouth like a used car salesman. I about fell out of my chair with laughter and needed an oxygen tank to refill my lungs.

Auntie Christ

October 4th, 2013
1:19 pm

RE: joe October 4th, 2013 8:37 am

Someone would have to take a submarine to the bottom of the Marianas Trench to measure the depth of ignorance contained in that one short paragraph.

berry steve: October 4th, 2013 12:43 pm: Bernie, Bernie, Bernie, what a boob you are. Folks are laughing at you, you do know that, don’t you?

To be laughed at by a teatard is a badge of honor among intelligent people. Risibility is your worship of the likes of gomer gohmert, sara palin, michelle bachmann, intellectual giants all.

It’s amazin’ how teatards love nothing more than displaying their ignorance on these comment pages, but I guess it’s kinda like how Willie B used to love to masturbate for the crowds assembled around his cage. Apparently, advertising their ignorance is the only way they can get their rocks off.


October 4th, 2013
1:26 pm

A-Christ—we’re all praying for you! Smile, God loves you!!

The hidden agenda

October 4th, 2013
1:44 pm

People are always laughing at Bernie. Labeling folks as “teatards” because you don’t have sound economic arguments to back up your position and you don’t agree with theirs elicits lots of laughs too.


October 4th, 2013
1:47 pm

All posers should die.


October 4th, 2013
1:59 pm

You could never just take a man at his word. It had to be proven through known conduct and promises kept. If that wasn’t so, why do we have a couple of thousands of years of contract law to define what is and isn’t a legal contract.


October 4th, 2013
3:08 pm

Why does it seem like the “Feds” only look into peoples past after they do something that harms the country? Just seems like all these “security” clearances are not worth the paper they are written on if anyone can get them. Someone is not doing their job that’s for sure.


October 4th, 2013
4:56 pm

berry steve @12:43 pm – Just as I am Laughing at all the BOOBS like you as well. Because Moses (President Obama) is playing ALL of you like a Violin.

Not to worry Speaker spineless will CAVE before 10/17…You can count on it!


October 4th, 2013
5:04 pm

Tinala50, k_swain and Buckhead Benny,
You guys are nuts. Don’t believe everything you hear or see on TV or radio. The mainstream media lie all the time to make the Pres. look better than he really is. He and the Dems. in DC will not sit down with the Rep. and talk to them to end this stupid Gov. shutdown. The Reps. have written and sent up to the Dems. The Dems. want it their way or nothing at all. That’s way the Dems. and Obama put up the blockades in front of the open air Monuments to block the people from viewing them. Do Your Own Research.


October 4th, 2013
5:48 pm

If The Republican & Tea Party were around during the DAYS of JESUS! They would be the first to charge Jesus as being a Liberal Communist Socialist Marxist Traitor Muslim, who would give the Roman Empire’s entire Treasury to take care of ALL of The POOR & NEEDY.

The Roman Empire would be the Fox News Network–with JUDAS as Sean Hannity.

Crucify Him, NOW!…They would ALL scream. Crucify Him!


October 5th, 2013
12:01 am

I know a guy who gladly offers rides with his Harley to guys like this. He uses a brand new rope and drags them along behind until they stop complaining.


October 5th, 2013
6:23 am

mike @ 12:01 am – Words spoken like a TRUE Klansman.

A Riley

October 6th, 2013
2:11 pm

People like this really sicken me. This because I really do serve my country with honor and always notice these articles about people getting rich by posing as military. Well how about this , quit playing army and actually enlist so you can really feel what it is like to be shot at and to watch helplessly as your friends die. Freaking turd