AKA “Gunny Whalen”
– United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant
– Been to Combat (4) different times
• Combat Action Ribbon with (3) stars
– Silver Star recipient
– Drill Instructor
• With (1) stars
– Navy/Marine Corps Medal recipient
– Afghanistan (twice)
– Selected Marine Reserve Medal (twice)
– Has been in Force Reconnaissance Company since
March of 2009
– Is associated with a Col James Masterson
• He claims he is the Commanding officer of 1ST Recon
Batt (as he spells it)
– The Co of 1ST Recon Bn is not an 0-6, nor is it this individual.
1.) Silver Star – No record of a “GySgt or
SSgt, or Sgt, or Cpl, or LCpl” Whalen
receiving a Silver Star.
2.) Navy Marine Corps Medal – Out of all
the Marines I have ever served with I
have NEVER seen this awarded.
(including Marines who have received
Silver Stars and Navy Crosses)
3.) Combat Action Ribbon (with 3 stars) –
Given out for separate conflicts, i.e. (1)
for Iraq and (1) for Afghanistan, (1) for
Somalia, (1) for Gulf War, (1) for Grenada
– I dought this person is near 50 years
4.) Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
– he is not a reservist.
5.) Drill Instructor (with 1 star) not how
the ribbon is awarded, not a drill
6.) Also was a recruiter?
7.) National Defense Medial (with 1 star)
8.) Jump wings and Marine Combat Diver
breast insignia – Contacted those school
houses, did not attend.
-Out of Height and Weight standards.
-Belt length at least (3) inches too
-- Pants not fitted properly
--Broke d**k shirt that doesn’t fit
-Looks about 16 years old.
• This person is not who he says he is.
– Is NOT a Marine
– Not a Reconnaissance Man
– Is not a member of ANY Force Reconnaissance Company
– Did not go to Basic Airborne School
– Did not go to Marine Combat Diver School
– Did not receive Silver Star
– Did not Receive Navy Marine Corps Medal
– Was not a Drill Instructor
– Was not a Recruiter
– Is (10) years too young to be the rank he claims to be.
• All of the photos of the individual in question
were obtained from the individual’s Facebook
-His Facebook page states that he is
from and lives in Kingman AZ.
-Note the railroad abutment and fill.
-Note the small, square house.
-- Note the RV in the drive way.
-Small, square house
-- Appear to be an RV