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VIDEO: James Yeager: Why I Disabled Comments

October 1, 2012

VIDEO:  James Yeager:  Why I Disabled Comments



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Mike October 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Words that come to mind when I hear the name “James Yeager”;
* Liar
* Poser
* Blowhard

Folks really ought to do more research on this clowns background prior to falling into his online “following”, or spending your hard earned money to attend his “training”.


hogger October 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

I’m sure if put in his position, I’d tuck tail and run the first time the bullets flew too, but what I’m hearing many people took issue with is the slandering he did afterward.

Aside from that, He has some good information on certain things – 1911s are not something I share his opinion on. I own one that works and works well.

Would I take a class from him? Probably not. The only reason why is because some of the things he does makes me question his credibility. There is a video of one of his classes where a camera man is in the line of fire. He has a video up of field stripping a Glock with a loaded magazine in the weapon. I have heard him talk about how the safety rules can be bent – which I find dangerous since not everybody at his classes are professionals.

There’s another guy that he works with there named Ben Thomas who apparently lied about being a Navy SEAL for 10 years. There was an article I read posted on hockscombatforum.com about it:

Dear POW Network,

Please pass this information along in response to the inquiry regarding Mr. Benjamin “Ben” Thomas and his claims of being a US Navy SEAL. I greatly appreciate your interest in upholding the honor of the US Navy SEAL Teams, and your search for the TRUTH. Before answering your questions I must make clear that I am a private individual, not affiliated with the US Dept. of Defense or any other government organization. I am one of about a dozen men in America who possess a copy of the SEAL Database, a comprehensive and regularly updated listing of all men who trained and served with the Naval Special Warfare units (SEALs, UDT, NCDU, S&R) from the end of WWII to the present day. I also have access to archival sources who can verify/deny claims of service DURING WWII. As a former US Navy SEAL myself, I am fully familiar with the NSW training program and the standard operating procedures used by the Teams, as well as an in-depth personal knowledge of many of the ‘insider’ events and incidents which UDT “Frogmen” and SEALs offer as a part of their bona fides.

My efforts to expose SEAL imposters are performed free of charge, as a service to the public, and in honor of my SEAL Teammates who gave their lives in service to our nation… men who truly earned the right to the title “US NAVY SEAL” but who are no longer able to stand forward in defense of their honor, their reputations, and their TEAMs.

The email letter which was sent to Brian Kilmeade (a copy of which you included in your email to the POW Network) contains all of the essential information in this case as it relates to Mr. THOMAS’ involvement with the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community. Mr. THOMAS graduated from BUD/S training with Class 211 and DID complete SEAL Qualification Training (SQT), but did not successfully complete his subsequent probationary period and he was never granted SEAL status by the award of a Naval Enlisted Classification (NEC) code of 5326. Although he completed the basic training program and was briefly assigned to a SEAL Team, he did not pass his final evaluation and transition to ‘Operator’ status and thus was never officially/formally a SEAL. Any statements by him to the contrary are inaccurate. The author of that email letter to Brian Kilmeade has far more information regarding Mr. THOMAS than is available in the SEAL Database, and I cannot comment regarding the accuracy of the information as it relates to Mr. THOMAS’ military career after leaving the NSW community.

I am including the NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ARCHIVES (NSWA) as an information addressee on this letter in order that they may be made aware of the details of Mr. THOMAS’ activities. Thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention, and for your assistance in maintaining the honor and integrity of the US Navy SEAL Teams.

Steve Robinson
USN 1970-1978
Inshore Undersea Warfare Group ONE
UDT-SEAL Association – Member
Special Operations Association – Member
POW Network Advisory Board
Naval Special Warfare Archives – SOF Analyst/Contributing Journalist
Disabled American Veterans – Life Member
FORMER Special Investigator – SEAL Authentication Team
Author of the book NO GUTS, NO GLORY – Unmasking Navy SEAL Imposters

I found it an eye-opening read. It makes you wonder if that guy’s a fraud, what does it say about James Yeager?

Another thing I take issue with is Mr. Yeager’s level of maturity and professionalism. I have noticed comments before posted on some of his YouTube videos where he says things about peoples’ mothers that you would expect a high-schooler to say. I believe he addressed “cursing” in one of his videos, and while I don’t get offended by it, it’s not very professional.

So… take it for what it’s worth. I’m a 1911 owner. If he doesn’t want me at his classes, great, I will take my business elsewhere and share my views with other people considering his training classes. I will leave by saying that I feel he has some good information on certain things, but his abrasive attitude and lack of professionalism are why I won’t take a class from him.


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