Dane Reason – Phony SEAL

| March 20, 2020

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Dane Paul Reason.  It seems we have another veteran with perfectly honorable service that had to embellish his career beyond recognition.

Reason’s Facebook page is covered with SEAL-related imagery.

Reason has answered questions about the images, confirming that he was a SEAL and went through BUD/S and SQT.

This last image, where Reason claimed to be the one in the middle, kneeling, was discovered to be from Operation Ocean Shield which occurred from 2009-2016.

SOURCE: https://i.imgur.com/Dfuc3YQ.jpg

Reason’s service time was checked and it was discovered he got out in 1997, so he couldn’t have participated in Operation Ocean Shield which was over 10 years after he left active duty.

. . . . .

So, the BUD/S-SEAL database was checked and Dane Paul Reason or any variation of that spelling was not found to be listed.

What did the Department of the Navy have to say…

. . . . .

Next, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) was consulted…


Dane Reason’s official military records from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) do not support many of his claims.


Dane Reason was in the MS rating. That stands for Mess Specialist (cook). He got out of the Navy as an MS3, which is an E-4.


The official military records do not support Reason having the SEAL Trident or parachute jump wings.


Reason’s records show no training as a Navy SEAL nor any duty assignments as a Navy SEAL. A good deal of Reason’s time was spent aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67).

Dane Reason was not found listed in the BUD/S-SEAL database when it was checked.

I once heard a Navy Captain tell Chief Cook Casey Ryback, “You know, if I had your ribbons, I’d wear ’em to bed.”   I don’t think Reason is anything close to being Ryback.  Nobody could ever make a cake like the one Casey did.  It was damn near perfect in every way.

Let’s hope Dane stops leaving a stain everywhere he goes.

Category: Fake SEAL, Navy Poser, Phony SEAL, Stolen Valor, Valor Vultures

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  1. Ret_25X says:

    poor fish…imagine being caught by this skid mark sniffing fool…how embarassing.

  2. SSG Kane says:

    Someone watched Under Siege way too many times.

    Sometimes it’s easy to see how these guys get caught up in things, and a comment snowballs out of context, until they find themselves riding the Stolen Valor train.

    I’m talking guys like a psyop’er who was once a part of SOCOM, deployed into support of JSOC, and finds himself lumped in the civilian mind with SF. It’s just easier to let it ride…no big deal..,and it’s a pain in the ass to try and explain and correct people who have it wrong…

    But with that comes attention, and so stories start getting embellished a little bit, small things told over drinks, which brings more attention, more respect, and the cycle continues until that guy is pretending to be a former green beret who’s seen shit in every part of the world…

    This isn’t an excuse or a justification for it, it’s as wrong as a preacher in a line at a cat house, but I can see how it started.

    This guy though? How get from cook to Navy SEAL without deliberately misrepresenting yourself from the get go I’ll never understand.

    • Daisy Cutter says:

      I think you are correct. Also, the “Vietnam Times” / Vietnam-Era veteran who has to correct someone’s assumption that they were in Vietnam just because they were in the service in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

      It is so much easier to let someone’s imagination fill in the blanks and you carefully word things so that this happens.

  3. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Dane Reason = Phony SEAL = COCKSUCKER

    The closest that Dane Reason ever got to a seal is when he was caught performing fellatio on a pinniped at Sea World.

  4. Timothy J." snorkle" Mac says:

    I once knew an E4 cook who wound Up a green Beret in africa… he was a Fine submariner, a fine cook, and from all reports a outstanding SF soldier…
    so ICan’t say this dicks story is impossible… But it is mearly BS
    ( he had to Make his own subdued Dolphins.)

    • Honor and Courage says:

      Had a PFC cook when I was in basic training in 1967, and when they had pay day activities he fell out in class A uniform he had a whole chest full of fruit salad, but most of all he had three stars in his jump wings! The Drill Sgt said he jumped in Normandy!!!He was a Drunk and mean as hell!

  5. RGR 4-78 says:

    Insane Dane is the Reason we can’t have nice things.

  6. Daisy Cutter says:

    Steven Seagal: 10 Hilariously Badass Things That Can Only Happen In His Movies

    1) A Multi-Talented Ass Kicker – Immunologist in “The Patriot,” Environmental Activist in “On Deadly Ground” and of course a Navy cook in “Under Seige”

    2) He Sliced Someone’s Throat with a Credit Card

    3) Blocking All Incoming Punches And Kicks… Even Knives

    4) Coma? No Problem

    5) Blending Into The Shadows

    6) The Bicycle Kick

    7) Solving All Issues By Fighting

    8) Taking Out Bad Guys In Their Own Countries

    9) Whisper, Don’t Shout

    10) Law Breaking Cop With No Consequences


    • SSG Kane says:

      Wait. You mean you can’t slice someone’s throat with a credit card?

      There goes my backup plan for when my rifle runs dry, my pistol is empty, I’ve thrown my tomahawk, and my K-bar is lodged between the ribs of a dead enemy.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      11) suppress a .45 ACP with a two litter bottle and duct tape.

      • Cameron says:

        12. He defrauded a major corporation.

        13. He robbed the second-largest bank in America using only a ball-point pen.

        14. He created a hole in the ozone over Hessmer.

        15. He killed a man… with *his* thumb.

  7. Combat Historian says:

    Another douche with a perfectly fine record who besmirched himself with lies…

    • Hack Stone says:

      Until you have tasted his “sticky buns”, don’t assume that he served with honor and Distinction.

      • Keepin' It Real says:

        He probably made a wicked Cream Brulee and because of this the SEALs attached to the JFK recruited Reason to go on missions with them.

      • MM says:

        Might have been responsible for putting the holes in the ship’s doughnuts.

  8. BuckeyeJim says:

    Am I reading this correctly—-10 years service and out as an E-4?

    • Hack Stone says:

      There is a Reason he got out as an E-4.

    • HMC(FMF)Ret_87-10 says:

      Simple career synopsis for this widening anal fissure:

      1) Boot camp
      2) Sent to JFK as a Fireman Apprentice (engineering type)
      3) Completes sea tour and goes to MS “A” School. Re-enlists for 4 yrs. while there.
      4) Goes to Norfolk to work in mess hall and is discharged 2y 8mo later.

      Total Active Service: 5 yr 11mo 19 dy if my math is good (89Apr24 – 96Apr05)

      NARA 13164 appears to be in error showing 10 years.

      I smell a shitbag that got booted… Did not have enough time for HYT to explain early sep.

      I would love to see if he has any Page 7’s (Court Memorandums) in his record.

  9. Comm Center Rat says:

    There’s no shame in being a cook in any branch of the military. The legendary CPO Casey Ryback (USN, Ret. SEAL) took Mess Specialist Dane P. Reason under his culinary tutelage on multiple cruises. However, Dane never mastered pastry baking and wasn’t advanced beyond E-4 during 10 years of service.

    For motivation and career broadening Chief Ryback assigned Dane to the MEAL Team Culinary Support Unit (CULSUPUN) anointing him with the callsign “Moses.” Dane’s performance however, fell as flat as one of his dry, hard pancakes. After a decade of mediocre service “Moses” was discharged and he’s been wandering around the swamps of Louisiana for 30 years.

    Why can’t the Good Cookie and NDSM ever be enough?

    • Are the phony seals finally catching up? He had a good Reason to be a cook because the rate is a cake walk and he can be a real loafer and still make dough for doing the job. To him, it was icing on the cake and to be able to skate at the same time. Yea, that’s some Reason to be in an MS rate.
      Can he bake a great Dane ish though??????

    • MM says:

      MEAL Team One vet?

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        I’m sure that he was part of a FEEL Team at Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance in the Rear)!

  10. Daisy Cutter says:

    AAAAAaaaaad… his Facebook page is gone.

    • 5th/77th FA says:


      Where is my shocked face when I need it. When this tool, the lying, embellishing. NEVER WAS A NAVY SEAL, sack of sh^t Dane Paul Reason, FIRST popped up on my email machine at 2016 hrs, I went straight to his book of Fake. There were all sorts of pictures of him in his derring do exploits. There were also numerous posts by the usual suspects (give ’em hell marinedad61 among others) with the linky to the MP story. Went back to MP, read of the lying SoS Dane Paul Reason’s sh^tbaggery, then left him a little love and a “get ready for TAH comment.” Took care of some other bizness and ducked back into “dangerous dane’s” page and the scrubbing had already begun. This was at about 21/2200hrs. The MP comments were still up, but the posts that had been commented on were gone. Not sure if the status of his page is just restricted to his “friends” or if it is gone for good. Either way, I guess the embellishing liar Dane Paul Reason has his reasons for being a lying POS and will have some ‘splainin’ to do to his “friends”. Already sucking to be you, Bitch?

      Chipster, I’ll go thru the motion of making a MOTION for a deployment of the HoI. Done got harder to get a SECOND and an AYE around here than it is to go from being a navy cook (sic) to a navy seal (sic).

      Let’s at least make sure we use Dane The Stain’s name when we “seal” his reputation as a lying scumsucking POS. You hear that Dane Paul Reason.

      • marinedad61 says:

        5th/77th FA,

        << Guilty. Couldn't help myself last night.
        2 others beat me to the MP linked comments.
        (great job, guys)
        I just had to click "Angry" on a dozen of his friends
        who wished him a (February) Happy Birthday.

        His Fakebook page is likely still up,
        as I'm getting the "Sorry" page that indicates
        I've been BLOCKED.

        Have fun, while it lasts.
        Watching these turds scurry over Facebook like cockroaches
        is one of the few pleasures of all this.

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          Roger that md61, I had keyed in on your posts back on some of the other phonies on the FB stuff, figured out who you were. Not to worry, be our secret. Not sure on some of the other guys, but have some ideas. I’m not on FB myself, but can use another’s to lurk, but don’t comment. Don’t want to bring any undue attention from these dirtbags to my baby sister.

          Dipsh^t started his scrubbing on evening last, changing his profile picture FIRST and then going thru his posts with his fake seal (sic) sh^t. One of the pictures that he had posted went “poof” as I was looking at the comments under it. Then it became a race as I scrolled down, others were poofing out, one after another. I believe you are correct in that only “the chosen few” friends can now “see” his page, and anyone that is not on his list is blocked, not just you and/or the guys that posted the MP Link. Maybe a strategy we could use on the FB posts is go thru all of their “friends” lists and make a linky post on those pages? That might be a question we should take up with the Admins. A carpet bombing or rolling Artillery Barrage on all of the other pages would ensure that the word got out and even if the dirtbag started his “records wrong/lost in the fire/hacked excuse” the individuals could come here and over to MP for the “rest of the story.”

          If and when we ever meet up, the drinks are on me!

  11. Daisy Cutter says:

    NDSM is listed first. It has a smudge on it I’m afraid to say.

  12. Sapper3307 says:

    Everybody knows the that cooks are the best SEALS.

  13. My, My, My says:

    “I also cook.” LOL

  14. Bim says:

    You know, one of these days a phony is going to take a ST group photo with Don Shipley in it, point to him and tell his friends on Facebook “that’s me!”

    I hope to see the resultant fireworks. It will be glorious.

    • marinedad61 says:

      At least 1 used a photo including his son.
      At least 3 used photos including his classmates.
      Many others used photos of SEALs he knows today.
      And, 1 has claimed to be in his BUDS class.
      Most of it is gone from YouTube, due to “the incident”
      involving the Vietnam Times Veteran D.C. Injun.

      I’m tempted to create a text list of ALL of them,
      easy to Google, and view for free,
      which would include the turd that attempted to infiltrate my family.
      This was how I ensured Google search internet infamy for my turd.

  15. Jay says:

    Sooo…..minus the AFEM, that shadow box SEEMS legit….if you neglect the whole jump wings and Trident part. And the Navy Rifle and Pistol Medals. Small mistake. Happens all the time.

  16. AF guy says:

    I’m sure he’s dating Erika Eleniak. 10-year E-4. Sounds like someone was RIFted.

  17. 26Limabeans says:

    That military education in “Standards of Ethical
    Conduct” must have gone right over his head.

    • Ret_25X says:

      yes! but in his defense, his head was likely so far up his ass, they would have to pump the training in via high pressure tubes to get it to him…

      This guy licks gopher balls

  18. SailorJamie says:

    10 years as a third class. Goddamn, he’s high speed and low drag.

  19. The Stranger says:

    I’m still laughing about how the fish are pixelated! Yup, it’s not the bass’s fault he got caught by a poser.😂

  20. Roh-Dog says:


  21. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Pissknocking fartbucket.

  22. Comm Center Rat says:

    I heard scuttlebutt “Moses” Reason applied to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America), but was rejected.

    • Ret_25X says:

      Yeah, here comes Reason
      Now Dane Reason is a cunt
      He lives by himself in the dump
      He hunts ball sacks for a living
      He’ll just lick them from the back with his tongue
      The Louisiana law gonna get you, Dane
      It ain’t legal hunting ball sack down at the rest stop

  23. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    The E4 Mafia has another lost soul…slinging hash to the tune of 15,000 meals per day…per day!…but he wants all the attention that SEALs get…well, stand by for the attention.
    Dude, stay in your lane! 2 deployments including Desert Shield/Storm is nothing to take a shit on…oh, I see that you already did. Carry on.

  24. OldManchu says:

    This guy sure does discriminate against the use of periods in his punctuation.

  25. The Stranger says:

    Just because of this dude’s last name and also because it’s Friday and we need to jam some tunes:


  26. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    No one has jumped on the obvious?
    Paul is NOT such a Great Dane, and has lost all his Reason.

    Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week…………

  27. Green Thumb says:

    Dude now has a Reason to leave town.

  28. HMC(FMF)Ret_87-10 says:

    Dane “Cookie” Reason….

    I smell something burning..it’s your ass on TAH!

    Quick joke:
    q: Why do fake SEAL’s & SF’ers wear ‘staches & goatees?
    a: It helps hide the stretch marks around their mouth!

  29. Jim says:

    His first history of assignments page shows him entering USN as seaman apprentice E-1, then reporting to USS JFK 89SEP01 and shows rating as FA fireman apprentice E-2, and transferred from JFK April 93, so he completed his entire sea duty obligation. The second history of assignments page shows him as an MM3/E4 at the bottom of the page. MM3 is machinist mate, same as Jeff LPH-3 here. That second page also shows he was discharged on 93AUG12.
    Third and final history of assignments page show him re-upping 93AUG13 at SSC San Diego. This is Service School Command, the former Navy base next to MCRD San Diego, now known as Liberty Station. At the bottom of that assignment page it lists his rank/rate as MS3, or E-4 cook. Would guess he reenlisted to go to MS school. Then he ended up back in Norfolk.
    Appears he did not like being a machinist mate and working in “the hole” deep in the bowels of the ship with the high heat and probably working 6hrs on/6hrs off underway watchbill, so became a cook. Served honorably, no NJPs, definitely looks like low speed high drag sailor that probably partied his ass off too much, then punctuates it all with a pack of lies. As we know, he won’t be the last.

  30. rgr769 says:

    Well, at least he isn’t wearing a ball cap with a giant Budweiser embroidered on it. Maybe he wanted to be a mess cook so he could be berthed closer to the fan rooms, rather than down in the bowels of the ship.

  31. marinedad61 says:

    PART 2 (of 2…. or 3?)
    MP just released the story on Jason Lee Merrick,
    a high school friend of Dane Reason.

    The 1st MP comment.. is from Jason Lee Merrick.

    I am really curious now about Brandon Carpenter,
    Merrick’s housemate, that shot 2 cops.
    In the video, Merrick spills the Carpenter cred as
    Airborne Ranger, Special Forces, Iraq, Afghanistan,
    shot in the head, hit with flak, and more.

    Did Jason Merric make all this up, while telling his own tales?
    Or, did cop shooter Brandon Carpenter tell all this to Jason?
    If Jason Merrick says it’s all from Carpenter,
    that could be a Part 3 story here.

    After all, judges at trial frown on being lied to about military service.
    Especially from cop shooters.
    Ugh, these guys.


    • marinedad61 says:

      MP TAH fans have Jason Merrick talking (on Facebook)…
      and he’s spilling MORE claims about Brandon Carpenter.
      Merrick – [“He’s got tattoos of his entire squad that hot killed fast-roping from a helicopter; that’s when he got flacked in the head”]
      Jason Merrick’s Facebook page >>

      • marinedad61 says:

        Jason Merrick confirms.
        When asked about his own TV claims of Brandon Carpenter…
        [“He said it; and I have no reason not to believe it”]

        So there you go,
        Reason, Merrick, AND Carpenter.
        Triple suck in rural Louisiana.

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          md61, Merrick’s page just went to the private “poof” coupla minutes ago. Had read the linky, checked his page, saw where the assault had begun, went back to MP for my comment. After comment went back to his page and ——-gone!


          • marinedad61 says:

            5th/77th FA,
            I’ve got the screenshots of the back and forth
            over Carpenter’s claims,
            as told from the keyboard of Merrick.

            Good cops and bad cops went after Merrick,
            and I’m just glad I got to watch it unfold.

            • 5th/77th FA says:

              Yeah Baby, it WAS getting good weren’t it? Like two well drilled firing bat trees puttin’ steel down range and on target. It was getting so good, Ms Thang might get lucky tonight.