Jerry Foster; the phony Navy Commander, Demented Magician

| February 23, 2016

Jerry Foster DAV

AverageNCO found this guy, Jerry Foster in the news in Simi Valley, California. He calls himself “The Demented Magician” and he entertains in the area with his little magic show. Magic is what his military career was. He claims to have spent 22 years in the Navy, retiring as a Navy Commander because of injuries he claims that he sustained in the Persian Gulf War and again in the war against terror;

Jerry Foster claims

Two articles at the Simi Valley Acorn have disappeared from the internet since AverageNCO talked to the journalist about Foster;

Foster put in 22 years, retiring as a commander in 2002 due to injuries he sustained during tours in the Gulf War and Desert Storm. The master EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) technician—a special operations job—has two Purple Hearts: one from a bullet wound and one from a land mine.

“The second one was the one that tore me up. That was a mine that I lost an EOD man to. He was ahead, I was behind,” Foster said. “It tore my legs to pieces.”

During his 22-year military career, Foster served several tours in the Gulf War and Desert Storm, where he earned two Purple Hearts—one from a bullet wound and the other from a land mine explosion—and a number of other medals and commendations.

When a mine check mission went awry in 2002, Foster’s dreams of becoming a naval captain, a position attained after 25 years of service, were shattered.

After spending three months in a coma, the veteran said, he felt lost and had no idea what to do with his life. On top of that, he had PTSD, a mental illness that can be triggered by experiencing a terrifying event like war.

Jerry Foster


First of all, the Navy EOD Warrior online Memorial doesn’t list any Navy EOD folks killed in 2002.

The National Personnel Records Center disagrees with his version of his career trajectory;

Jerry Foster FOIA

Jerry Foster Assignments

The Navy says that he was an E-5 Hull Technician – “HT’s do the metal work necessary to keep all types of shipboard structures and surfaces in good condition. They also maintain shipboard plumbing and marine sanitation systems, repair small boats, operate and maintain ballast control systems.” Nothing about explosives. His only award was a Good Conduct Medal – no Bronze Stars, no Purple Hearts. I don’t know how he squeezed in three tours of the Gulf War, it only lasted a few weeks – three years after he got out of the Navy. And if you don’t believe his records, he has a certificate for the war against terror;


But then, so does Average NCO’s dog;

Jerry Foster Certificate

The editor of the newspaper that did the articles about him says that Foster admitted that he couldn’t prove any of his narrative, so they pulled the stories. And, in case you’re wondering, The Demented Magician is planning on taking his stolen valor to the grave;

Jerry Foster Marker

Demented Magician

Foster gloves


Added 5-16-2016; Foster admitted to DAV that he was deceitful in the wearing of unauthorized awards and rank and he’s promised them that he won’t do it again. He hasn’t admitted it to us, but here;

Foster DAV letter

Category: Phony soldiers

Comments (383)

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    DAV still has by my count 6 pictures of Jerry Boi and his clown suit on their website. WTF…this should be a no brainer at this point.

  2. HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

    Jerry Foster must love showing people his “disappearing schnizengruber trick”

    “Look Ma, no hands!!!”

    Fuck yo9u Jerry “Turd Chaser” Foster

  3. EODJay says:

    They do indeed support poser pieces of shit. The cowardly bastards don’t even have the balls to discuss the issue. While we’re on the subject of pictures, I found some very, very interesting pictures of ol Jerry. Jerry is a very weird individual.

  4. EODJay says:

    Hey there, Jerry. Just wanted you to know that we haven’t forgotten about you and you’re still a turd.

  5. Jim Goodell says:

    I was stationed at the Naval hospital Pharmacy in Oakland, CA from 5/1991-2/1994. I worked in the pharmacy under the leadership of commander Jerry Allen Foster. Commander foster retired from the Navy in late 1992 or early 1993. By the law of large numbers it is possible for two people to have the same name and be in the Navy simultaneously. maybe the “Magician” Jerry knows this and is taking advantage of “Commander” Jerry’s rank of O-5

  6. Anonymous says:

    What the heck is this shithead wearing, an NYC fireman’s uniform?

  7. Thomas Rameritz says:

    Those are state DAV uniforms. The come in Eisenhower cut or suit.

  8. EODJay says:

    One of Jerry’s enablers has picked the scab and come to his defense. Again, after all this time. So, in light of that, I would like to say that I think you are scumbag, Jerry Foster. You’ve obviously been telling your lies again. I’m sure to good people that just want to believe. I feel sorry for them but have nothing but utter contempt for you. I really hope these people, that you have deceived, wake up and see who you really are. A liar.

    • ex-OS2 says:

      Is the enabler a member of DAV Chapter 55? Does the enabler know that he admitted his lies to the DAV?

      Jerry Foster, you are a cocksucker, liar, phony and disgrace, go fuck yourself.

      • EODJay says:

        He is indeed a member of DAV Chapter 55. If he didn’t know before that weirdo, diaper wearing Jerry admitted his lies, he does now. I posted the DAV letter in a response.