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Navy: Iraq Vet Dorner Excelled In Pistol, Rifle Handling

February 07, 2013  | 

Photo via Facebook.
Photo via Facebook.

The ex-LAPD cop suspected of killing three people, including a police officer, is a decorated Iraq War veteran who won commendations for pistol expertise and rifle marksmanship.

Chris Dorner, who was last seen in the Big Bear area on Thursday afternoon, vowed to use his military training to wage a war of attrition against his former department. In a manifesto he posted online, Dorner wrote that he would "utilize every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance, and survival training I've been given."

He also threatened "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform."

Dorner joined the Naval service in 2002 and has served in San Diego, Bahrain, Nevada, and the mobile inshore undersea warfare unit, according to the Navy. He attained the rank of lieutenant in 2006, reports ABC News.

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Tags: Military-related, LAPD, Chris Dorner


Comments (9)

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GIOSTORMUSN @ 2/7/2013 9:10 PM

This isn't much of an accomplishment. Just get x number of bullets on target to score points needed for the marksman and sharpshooter. Anyone with good gun control and target acquisition can meet the requirements. O.k. he was a Naval Officers, I don't see SEAL trident on him, so just a regular O-3.

notmeofficer @ 2/8/2013 6:48 AM

This whack job will be like those before him...kill and injure others around until be is killed or gives up
He dishonored his life all of his own doing
I hope he dies a quick death at his own hand.... no need for a policeman having to deal with killing him
Better backgrounds lapd....this one slipped through

NavyVet @ 2/8/2013 6:58 AM

I served with him in the Navy and overseas in Kuwait - getting a marksman ribbon is the lowest - it means you qualified, which was a requirement of our unit. Furthermore, the Officer in our unit did shoot to qualify, but after that, rarely shot. The people doing all the dirty work was the enlisted (as anyone in the military knows). He was off doing whatever Officers do while we were participating in all the training - which didn't include any demolition or ordance training and very, very minimal survial training.

Trigger @ 2/8/2013 7:08 AM

Something more for the liberals to bring to the table for gun control.

Macdream @ 2/8/2013 5:38 PM

I am. Not condoning this ex police officers actions at all. He will be judged. In my research for the truth. At his tribunal the father and suspect, Dorner all gave the same testimony that the sgt used excessive force. All three were witnesses. Why did the LAPD fire him.you know what happens when you testify or go againist your fellow officer. Fired, demoted, hurt or dead. lapd has been mired in corruption and ? Since is was started.what is the cover up in Lapd.there is more to the story . What made him explode that kind of hatred does not come over night. His military and law enforcement record. His record, family back ground. etc..........
Please seek the trurh

Macdream @ 2/8/2013 5:39 PM

Driverx i agree with you some thing is not right

Tom Ret @ 2/8/2013 6:36 PM

Everyone needs to read Dorner vs LAPD before making any conclusion
about Dorner being fired for no reason. There appears to be a motive for him lying about the use of force by Evans, his training officer at the time.

John @ 2/9/2013 1:44 AM

From what I understand, Dorner is a lying rat who chose to be a professional victim.

Also, I wish media outlets would stop showing him in his navy uniform. It does a disservice to actual men of honor (non glory hounds who wouldn't even consider shooting innocent civilians).

Driverx @ 2/12/2013 1:42 PM

I can't help but feel there is more to this story than meets the eye. Why would a man of honor, a Navy officer, a police officer go off the deep end and why all the media hype? I am not saying he didn't do it... Could he be the innocent hero framed to look evil? Especially considering the "recent incidents" somethings don't add up. We have a school shooting with conflicting reports and cover-ups, a movie theater shooting with conflicting reports and cover-ups, we have 20 dead Navy Seals in a helo crash that was now reportedly shot down, we have Kyle, Noveske, and Ratliff all mysteriously killed... And now Dorner... Hmmmmm. Plus the Government wants to eliminate term limits, control the population, abolish the 2nd Amendment and "change" the US Constitution. Remember your Oath, Open your Eyes... Something is wrong with this picture.

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