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Ill. Chief Resigns After Claiming Fake SEAL Mission

July 02, 2013  | 

Waukegan (Ill.) Police Chief Robert Kerkorian resigned as top cop Monday after acknowledging he made false claims about his military career, including claiming he came under fire during a SEAL mission in the 1980s.

The chief, who served in the U.S. Navy from August 1986 to February 1987, maintained he was a "SEAL trainee," but acknowledged he never entered Basic Underwater Demolition School/SEAL training, known as BUD/S.

Kerkorian will remain with the department at the rank of commander, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Comments (8)

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Steve @ 7/2/2013 3:16 PM

Help me to understand this please. How was this fellow a "SEAL trainee" if he didn't attend BUD/S, which is the first phase of SEAL training? Is a Commander who plays fast and loose with the truth any better place than a Chief who does it? He should be ashamed of himself and find a different line of work. He could never testify under oath and be credible ever again.

Rick @ 7/2/2013 4:18 PM

Another poser caught. If you pay attention, it's not hard to find the flaws in their stories. I've punched holes in the stories of numerous people who never even served in the military or went into the reserves, only to be booted out. Those that served can usually identify the posers. People are stupid to claim to have been SEALs when they aren't; there is a website that debunks those claims that is run by former SEALS.

Boston @ 7/2/2013 4:29 PM

What is with people like this guy? You mean you were a seal trainor? Does your ego or testicles need that much pumping up to be a man. Now let me guess your 65 inches tall and own every Rambo movie too...

Trigger @ 7/2/2013 5:46 PM

In six months, he was only out of basic for a short time!!

Cool hand luke @ 7/3/2013 5:52 AM

Come on guy...

Jimbo @ 7/3/2013 6:28 AM


JP @ 7/3/2013 1:26 PM

Some guys just born to Bull $h1t. Next time say your ex-CIA. Those real Navy Seal guys dont take kindly to false claims like this. Matter of fact, the're pretty good at hunting them down and exposing them.

Eleven Bravo V5 @ 7/4/2013 8:17 PM

I have an acquaintance who lets all within earshot know that he was a Navy Seal.
Then one day he was complaining about not being able to sew a button on his clothing... <Red LIGHT!>
Does the USN not teach proper care of uniforms to all graduates of USN boot camp? Much less BUD/S.

The US Army taught me how to sew buttons, as well as mend tears in my equipment during OSUT in 1982.

30 + years later I can still preform rudimentary repairs to my clothing, although not as well as the seamstresses along Victory Drive.

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