UPDATE: I forwarded Page’s information to a well-known Stolen Valor investigator at This Ain’t Hell. They requested and received Page’s official active duty military records. They posted their results to their website. Read my update on the Page case and view the records yourself by clicking HERE.
Most of you may not be aware that I have been looking into the background of Sergeant Major Daniel Page since May. I was sent a link to his Oath Keepers speech in Missouri by someone who wanted me to look into the various conspiracies Page promoted during his conspiracy rant/bible study session. Page, of course, came to everyone’s attention during the upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri when he was suspended after allegedly getting physical with reporters.
Once I saw the video, I became more interested in finding out the truth about Page himself. You see, much of his story didn’t make sense. I don’t mean his nonsense conspiracy theories, I mean the story of his life. You can watch the hour long lecture below.
In the video, which I’m sure most of you didn’t watch (who has that kind of time?), you will hear many claims from Page. First, that he is a Green Beret – U.S. Army Special Forces. He also claims to have been drafted in 1969, served in the Airborne Infantry and Rangers, and joined Special Forces after his first tour in Nam (Source – Radio interview with TruNews, 7/10/2014). Then you will hear him claim that he was (a) Command Sergeant Major for AFRICOM and was in charge of all Special Forces and Rangers within that command. You will also hear Page claim that he has “fought in every war since Vietnam” and “I was the very first soldier – I was the very first one in Afghanistan. When the war started, I was already there.”
He also claims that Colonel Campbell, Commander of Special Operations Command Europe, told him (Page) about the attack of 9/11/01 before it happened. He was told this in August of 1999. And, again quoting Page, “30 days later you know what happened.” Page apparently doesn’t own a calendar. I’m still trying to find a “Colonel Campbell” among the many officers who have served with SOCEUR, but so far to no avail. The Commander of SOCEUR seems to be a Major General grade command, however. So, it is unlikely a simple Colonel held the post of Commander, SOCEUR.
Page also claims that there are 18,000 Spetznaz (Russian) troops at Fort Leonard Wood. Fort Carson has 25,000 Spetznaz and Fort Polk has 1,400. Page never explains what these Russian Spec Ops troops are doing or how it is important to the future of America.
So, our team began looking into Dan Page. Due to some very cool connections and sources, we were first able to confirm that Page IS NOT a Green Beret. Page worked in Civil Affairs. This was the easiest to assume because Page has posted several photographs of himself in uniform. A Civil Affairs patch is what appears on his uniform. Now, how does that support the fact that Page is not SF? You tell me one person who is SF qualified who does not wear that long tab on his uniform. Hell, I know a 65 year old Colonel who came out of retirement to serve one last tour in Afghanistan with an SFAT team and HE still wore the SF tab he earned when he was a much younger man. Also, Page wears the same CA patch as his Shoulder Sleeve Insignia – Former Wartime Service patch. That’s a “Combat Patch” for you guys who never read a regulation. That tells me one thing – that the CA patch was the only combat patch he ever earned. If, as he says, he was an SF super soldier who served in combat in every war between Vietnam and Iraq, at some point he would have earned a Special Forces or SOC combat patch. Soldiers HATE wearing their current unit patch as their combat patch. The uniform looks much better with contrasting, or conflicting patches. When they have the option, they don’t do it. Now, a Sergeant Major may do it to show pride in their current unit and to serve as an example to the underlings, but, truthfully, my battalion XO still wore his SF combat patch. Those who earned a Ranger Regiment scroll combat patch basically never take it off. I think they sleep in those things.
Aside from that, another contact confirmed that Page never went through selection or attended the SF Q-Course. He’s a fraud. He is a stolen valor jackass.
Since he likes to portray himself as an accomplished soldier who has, “Killed a lot of people” (his words) he would have also earned a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. At a minimum, a Combat Action Badge. The absence of this CIB tells me he never actually served in combat with any Infantry or SF unit. He also does not wear airborne wings, which a career Special Forces soldier would have.
Do regulations require that you wear all of these things if you earned them? No. It does not. It is optional. But, you show me one Sergeant Major in his uniform and I guarantee you he will be wearing at least something that indicates his wartime accomplishments. Hell, even the ones who received their awards under fraudulent circumstances wear them. No, I will not name names. But, I could.
A contact at AFRICOM very adamantly stated that Page was never a CSM of, or with, AFRICOM. Sources are currently investigating just what role Page may have played in Djibouti. Trust me, when a bunch of Sergeant Majors get pissed off at someone making claims that aren’t true, you need to hide under a very large rock for a very long time. You should take that advice, Dan.
As more information comes in, I will present it to the public. Dan Page is a stolen valor dirtbag and should be publicly shamed for the rest of his life. That process will start here. You’re welcome.
Stay tuned for part two.