Bill Hayden reportedly claimed to be a SEAL. Retired Navy SEAL says, “Nope!”

| February 29, 2024

Sussex County Commissioner Bill Hayden. (NJ Patriot News)

Bill Hayden, Sussex County Commissioner, stated that he was leaving the Republican Party. This comes in the aftermath of four of his fellow Republicans voting to censure him for misconduct. The censure also included allegations of stolen valor. Hayden claimed to be a Navy SEAL and he also claimed to be a Marine. The article mentions a veteran who claims that Hayden did not serve in the U.S. Armed forces.

From the New Jersey Globe:

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request obtained by the New Jersey Globe, the U.S. Nav [sic] said they were “unable to identify Mr. Hayden as a member or former member of the U.S. Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve. His name does not appear in the SEAL Database.

“William J. Hayden never completed SEAL training, and he is not now, nor was he ever a Navy SEAL or a Navy Underwater Demolition Team member,” a retired Navy SEAL who investigates people who make false claims of military service.

Other statements obtained by the New Jersey Globe state that Hayden had told them he was a Navy SEAL, suggesting that he was involved in the killing of drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar and that he was shot multiple times.

“He told me that he didn’t have a Purple Heart because it was a secret mission, and he doesn’t appear on the Internet because of what he did was a secret,” a former girlfriend said in a statement “He told me he was afraid of Escobar’s son, so he liked to keep a low profile.”

His stepson said he and his wife “heard Bill mention on numerous occasions his time in the military. He has mentioned on numerous occasions his time in the SEALS.”

Hayden claimed to have been wounded in combat and said he served during the Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu, a onetime friend said.

A veteran who knows Hayden confirmed that the county commissioner told him stories of his exploits as a SEAL team member.

“I have been informed that Bill was never in the Navy or any other armed force of the United States,” the veteran said. “If this is true, he should be ashamed of himself for his stolen valor. If true, the general public should be made aware of these lies, and he should suffer the public shame and humiliation of his wrongdoing.”

The New Jersey Globe is withholding names to protect individuals who came forward from retaliation.

Records show that Hayden took a veterans exemption on his taxes.

The New Jersey Globe provides additional details.

Category: Marine Corps Poser, Phony SEAL

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AW1 Rod

Is the fact that he’s an affirmed valor thief and all-around scumbag his reason for leaving the Republican Party? If so, I say, “Adios, shitbag! You certainly won’t be missed!”


What’s more shocking is that the Democrats won’t take him.

Old tanker

Are ya sure about that? I mean are ya really sure about that?


Chief Don Shipley Strikes Again!


a former girlfriend said in a statement “He told me he was afraid of Escobar’s son, so he liked to keep a low profile.”

Whenever I am trying to keep a low profile I run for public office just like Nicky Haley.

Hack Stone

If you want to keep a low profile, just start a proud but humble woman owned business that sells Red Hat Software to the Federal Government. There is a web design company in the National Capital Region who have been looking for Psul to pay his $8000 for close to 9 years now.


…But not so low profile that he wouldn’t tell every woman he met or picked up in bars or nightclubs. Or at work with random co-workers.


The sock puppets are what I miss the most from this site. They were glorious.


Jonn frequently exposed them as using the same IP address as the POSer. This may have deterred some of them from using the sock puppet ploy. They were fun to chew on.


I missed this on the first go round, but he claimed to be involved in the shooting of Pablo Escobar? He was killed by the Search Bloc and Los Pepes, and NOT some random wannabe SEAL.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

If I remember, escobar was capped on the roof after he went out the window and the American involved shot him as he was lying prone on the roof.


Looks to me like a pretty wide profile and I doubt he could
run at all.

Veritas Omnia Vincit

Never passed a fridge he didn’t open….

Major Tuddy

Senior Chief, according to Wikipedia:


We’re all quite familiar with Don “The Hair” Shipley. This asshat has far more reason to fear the Shipleys than any of the Escobar family.


We all enjoyed Don’s videos exposing the SEAL fakers before he put his content behind a paywall. The Shipleys were responsible for putting our beloved Bernasty behind bars.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

“….” a retired Navy SEAL who investigates people who make false claims of military service.”
I was wondering if that was Chief “The Hair” Shipley.

Commissioner Wretched

The Hair makes things happen!




With apologies to Don and Phil Everly, honorably discharged Marine veterans:

He’s a Turd Dog!

💩 🐕

Green Thumb

Or a huge, steaming pile of Phil Monkress.


Nothing says ‘low profile’ like running for public office.

Veritas Omnia Vincit

I thought the same…if you’re worried about retaliation from a cartel, appearing on the news while campaigning seems an interesting way of hiding in plain sight.


“I can no longer be a member of the evil opressive RethugliKKKan party because integrity is racist and discriminatory against morally challenged persons.”


Facebook is open but I was blocked as soon as I posted links to the article.

Skivvy Stacker

Here ya are Bill. Just fill in your name and today’s date…


And a little musical interlude to celebrate this achievement:


Obviously a member of Meal Team Six. Lead the assault on the Buffet Bar at the Golden Corral.

Lying POS, standing on the bodies and in the blood of True Warriors.



All the fat-assed phonies served in Meal Team 6. It also appears he never served which begs the question: who’s worse? The phonies that never served a day, or those that did and should fucking know better?


All lying turds fall ‘fore the mighty blade of TAH’s sword.

That being said, my vote is those that should know better, like Anthony John Benardello here.

Heck, even dudes who spend a whopping 36 days in basic! (forgot that MFer’s name…)

Green Thumb

I forgot about that loser.


The loser that Roh-Dog cited is Robert Danny (Maggot) Hay of Helena, MT. He spent a grand total of 36 days (7 Oct 70 – 13 Nov 70) in the Marines before getting kicked out with just an NDSM.
The Brotherhood weeps.

Green Thumb


He is a loser as well.


Not even close to the vaunted Gunga Dan Rather line of 110 days.

Daisy Cutter

What’s the record for the fewest number of days in boot camp for a phony? Anyone know?


16 days.


The shortest stint on active duty was rung up by Ron Etzig. He had 16 days total elapsed time (04 May 2009 – 20 May 2009) in the Army.
A close second was Sam Samford with 19 days in the Navy (22 Nov 78 – 11 Dec 78).

Last edited 1 month ago by Claw

This is why you have “TAH job ‘security'”, Keeper of All Things Data.

Ron Etzig


Yep. Same guy. Full name is Ronald Thomas Etzig.


Once again, shitbirds in basic continue as shitbirds and fraudsters/and or criminals in civilian life.

Green Thumb

Special kind of losers they are….

Hack Stone

16 days of Active Duty? They must have started the separation package as soon as he stepped off of the bus. Hack Stone will defer to those who did their time on the Drill Field, but it probably takes at least ten working days to do an entry level separation package. Let’s send this post to the booth for review.


I need to make a small correction to my statement above about Ron Etzig being the shortest stint on active duty record holder, as there is a co-record holder. Her name was Julee Johns and she also spent 16 days in Marine Boot Camp (06 Jan 97 – 21 Jan 97) before being shit-canned.

Mea Culpa

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Hack Stone

Did you check out that link to the news article where his fellow council members censured him? He showed up, ate a McDonalds meal, then beat flat feet out of there “due to a medical emergency”. He must have run out of Sweet & Sour dip for his Chicken McNuggets.

He is pulling his shit in North Jersey, he should head on down the Turnpike to Burlington County and hook up with Gunny Highway. They can drive “medical paint” around South Jersey.

(Last time Hack checked Gunny Driveway’s LinkedIn profile, he had a job driving “medical paint to their appointments.)

Forest Bondurant

Any time spent away from “home” or any other periods of unknown whereabouts probably means he was incarcerated somewhere.


Now THIS case definitely has the potential to attract a Sock Puppet or two.


From your mouth to God’s ears.


Let us pray.


Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.


Obligatory post:

Green Thumb

Fucking bad ass!


Some enterprising band really needs to do a metal version of that.

A Proud Infidel®™



“Pray for their souls as we destroy their bodies…a chicken could not live on that field when we open on it.” BG (CSA) Edward Porter Alexander statement during the Battle of Fredericksburg from Marye’s Heights.

To serve the guns…Artillery…The King of Battle! “Bringing dignity to what would be otherwise considered a vulgar brawl.”


I’ve been lucky in this life, doubly so to spend a good amount of time in F-burg.

Looking out from Chatham Manor you can still see the blackpowder smoke hanging in air.

May We never tread those roads once’gain.


“May we never tread those roads once’gain.” Testify!

  • “The fighting that took place in the houses and streets of Fredericksburg was the first major instance of urban warfare in the Civil War.
  • Bitter Union troops set about pillaging the town . As one civilian wrote: “Every unoccupied house was plundered and every piece of furniture destroyed…. They committed every species of outrage.” Many historians consider the 1862 sacking of Fredericksburg to be the worst instance of looting in the war up to that point.”

This time…We ride together!

During one of my history presentations, a number of years back, I was asked if we would see another “Civil War”. My answer was that we probably wouldn’t see another WBTS, but there was a good chance that a number of Americans would rise up against DC politicians and their imported terrorists and restore our Republic. And here we are…it’s coming.

Received another shipment of seeds from Sam’s Garden Accessories in the Sooner State this past week.


RGR 4-78

Who knew that shemaghs were to hold multiple chins in place.


That looks more like a tablecloth from Shakey’s Pizza.

Green Thumb

He left the Republican Party alright, to head to greener pastures at All-Points Logistics.


He must be the brother to meal team six

Green Thumb

This fat, ugly motherfucker got no love on Valentine’s Day but he did have some Mickey D burgers!


” As described by two members of the five-member board: “He was here, ate his McDonald’s, then walked out.”

So the board meets at McDonalds?
Was Chris Christie there? Seems Hayden should cozy up to him.

Green Thumb

Budget cuts.

Veritas Omnia Vincit

Lying rat bastard, I suspect Republicans are breathing a sigh of relief at the fact this fat fucktard has decided he’s too good for the party…

Seems like taking material items meant for veterans smells like fraud to some degree, perhaps some DA will be able to address this deception with the same vigor this turd told his tall tales of derring didn’t…


One of the major differences between democrats and republicans is that republicans tend to quickly purge the party of their crooks and frauds, while the democrats tend to re-elect theirs. This only my unscientific observation, and is not 100% accurate. Your milage may vary, subject to state and local regulations.


Any indications that there may be a motorcycle and a snazzy leather vest adorned with POSer bling involved anywhere in all of this epic dumbassery?


There is a good shot of him on a poor horse on his book of fake. The animal looks like he is about to collapse any second.

Last edited 1 month ago by 5JC

The Three Stooges are on it.
They asked for a horse, and got this.


Hmm, perhaps “Escobar’s son” is code for low calorie diet.

A Proud Infidel®™



Let’s see Mr. BigDog Bill Hayden match up with the Missouri hay-moving state trooper!

RGR 4-78


Mike B

Ok, what the hell is this exemption yall talk about?

“Records show that Hayden took a veterans exemption on his taxes.”

Is this a State Tax thing? I never seen a statement about it on my Federal Returns. And they just take your word for it without proof?

I’m in Florida so no state taxes for me. So a little uneducated here if it’s a State Tax thing.

USAF Retired


Arizona doesn’t tax military retirement pay, that’s the only “veteran’s exemption” I’m aware of.

Mike B

Found this for New Jersey. See link at end for more information.

“You are eligible for a $6,000 exemption on your New Jersey Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States on or any time before the last day of the tax year.”

Once you certify the first time with applicable supporting documents, you are basically grandfathered. DD214, ID Card etc.

Which begs the question that if he applied for and got the exemption what did he use as his proof? Plus if as the article states he had never served in the military, then

A) He had to have had a document showing he was honorably discharged,
B) If no military service a forged/fake document or did they just take his word?
C) He lied on a government document.

Lots of questions that’s for sure, and the more I think about it, the more pissed off I get.

USAF Retired

Last edited 1 month ago by Mike B

Mike B,
The same phony turds that eek out an illegal LICENSE PLATE
from their state DOTs….
can certainly pull the same phony doc shit
to eek out an illegal tax exemption.

I’ll guess the NJ tax office
will act on this much more effectively (now)
than the NJ DOT license plate desk.

NOTE – Photo NOT from New Jersey, but rather,
Phony Purple Heart Thomas Cole from Indiana.

Last edited 1 month ago by MarineDad61
Mike B

True MarineDad61.

Just fucking ridiculous how many politicians seem to be getting caught/accused of Stolen Valor as of lately. They need to make the punishment more severe and start throwing the book at these people.

Hell Florida says that to get a free vehicle registration with the Disabled Veterans Tag, property tax exemption, free driver’s license, free hunting and fishing license you must provide one of the following DD-214 showing disabled, or retirement orders showing disabled, or VA letter showing disabled. Locally they will only accept the VA letter with no explanation as to why, and will verify it with the VA. But other counties in Florida seem to make it easier, thus making it easier for these thieves.

Had the first two, but hadn’t done my VA paperwork at the time. So off to the VA to get a rating and letter saying “Hey you are 100% permanently broken, no need to come back”.

Yet these ass hats churn out fake documents and letters with no issues and get benefits that the rest of us have to jump through hoops to get.

Rant over, time to chill out with the fur monsters (Female Siberian Husky and Male Alaskan Malamute-Siberian Husky mix). They’ll calm me down with their goofy antics…..!

Grumpy Mike
USAF Retired


Deploying the Fu of Google 14 hours later, at 10:30pm.
It’s spreading around New Jersey,
and the beginnings of national pick up are underway.

PREDICTION – Phony SEAL Wild Bill’s page on the Book of the Fake
(linked above, and also here on the Fu of Google)
will shortly go POOF.

Mainly because Fu of Google / Page 1 / #2 Book of the Fake,
is just above #3, the NJ Globe article with a call to resign.

Last edited 1 month ago by MarineDad61

If he killed Pablo Escobar and the missions were so secret that there is no record of it, doesn’t that mean he is violating disclosure laws by telling people? Maybe we should charge him with spillage of clad information and watch him provide evidence that he was nothing to prove his innocence!

Daisy Cutter

Speaking of SEALs and being nothing…


UPDATE – More details…. including from the estranged wifey.

(Paste) Fantasia said that as Hayden’s stories seemed to get wilder,
some began doubting them.
“People began asking questions, especially when he began telling us he was part of the mission that took out Pablo Escobar,” she said.
“Then, one day, his (soon-to-be) ex-wife told me he had never served in the military, and I suddenly realized why he never touted the fact he was a veteran while running for office.”

Wife grows suspicious
Hayden’s estranged wife, Jocelyn, said her suspicions grew and eventually she contacted Donald Shipley, a retired Navy SEAL who makes a living exposing cases of stolen valor, when people falsely claiming military awards or medals they did not earn or service they did not perform.

“I was stunned to find out he had been lying to me for so long,” she said. “He even had scars on his body he told me were bullet wounds. For years, he told me had served in SEAL Team Six. It was always SEAL Team Six.”

Paul Breslin, who has been working on tax returns for three decades in his Montague office, said anyone claiming veteran status, as Hayden did on more than one return, is making it clear that they served in the military.

“Anyone who claims veterans exemption is telling the state of New Jersey that they are a veteran and their taxable income should be reduced by that veterans exemption as far as calculating the taxable income,” he said.

(BONUS) – In response to inquiries about his client’s service and income tax returns, Hayden’s attorney, Robert Kovic, said Hayden never claimed to have served in the Navy and that
“he doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone.”
(end paste)

[UPDATED: Hayden urged to leave officePOLITICS. Sussex County Republican Committee says he has not been forthright regarding his military service.]

A Proud Infidel®™

Maybe Hayden was a part of MEAL Team Six as a Buffet Assault Commando?


A Proud Infidel*^,
Hayden has a cuckoo for cocoa puffs PHONY DEFENDER
now throwing up idiotic defenses here on his “org” page.

He claims this page is a team (always saying “we”),
but it looks more like a solo effort.

Short scroll, and anyone can find the post,
and the long back and forth of comments.
(It’s the ONLY recent post with OVER 20 comments.)

Enjoy! 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by MarineDad61

Found, a 2nd page on the Book of the Fake, for “Bill Hayden”.
He’s busy posting, too.
Previous long post about “smear”.
And it appears,
he has cleaned out MOST of his photos on this account.
Numbers listed are large,
visible photos are few.

Forest Bondurant

I wish TAH could bring the Stolen Valor Tournament back.

(Those were always fun, and garnered some of the best comments I’ve ever read.)


Comment #100, at the wire.

UPDATE – Phony Navy SEAL Bill Hayden is SUING.

At the start of the Feb. 28 commissioners meeting,
Hayden had threatened to sue anyone
who spoke out against him during the public session.
Among the complaints are of “stolen valor,”
claims that he has falsely bragged of being a Navy SEAL
and even claimed veterans exemption on his state income tax return.
(end paste)

[[ Hayden to sue fellow Sussex County commissioners, others over censure ]]


Aw! Is tubby is mad?

Shoulda kept his c*ckholster shut about ‘AlL HiS sEcReT mIsH-oNs’.

Green Thumb

Surprised The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) has not spun up Lori Benton yet.

Phildo cannot this type of talent fall by the wayside.

All-Points Logistics forever!


Last shot, to take a shot,
before the 30 day egg timer trips.

Like sands through the hourglass,
so are the Days of our Lives…