Joe Teti's lies and disgraceful conduct has been the subject of much discussion within the Special Forces community. His response to being called out on his outrageous claims is the defamation suit described below . . . NOT a smart move . . . S.L.
Lawsuit: SF Members Describe TV Star as Problem Soldier
The bizarre saga of Discovery Channel reality star Joe Teti took another twist as court documents emerged, from his former National Guard Special Forces teammates, that paint a dark portrait of a man known more for lying, stealing — and worse — than for the combat prowess he professes on his show, "Dual Survival."
"I believe Joe is a sociopath [who] could be dangerous to those he believes have injured him," writes Sgt. 1st Class Daniel McClain, Teti's former team sergeant, in a letter to the Special Forces Association that is part of a formal response in an ongoing lawsuit.
"I knew he would always be a problem," writes Teti's former executive officer, Lt. Col. William Sharp, in another letter, part of the SFA's 50-page rebuttal to the lawsuit filed by Teti late last year.
Sharp, now with U.S. Special Operations Command, writes that he was preparing paperwork to bar Teti from reenlisting, revoke his security clearance and strip him of his Special Forces tab, before Teti left the unit on his own.
"Teti is far below Special Forces standards, he is an embarrassment to Special Forces and Special Operations," writes Sharp, listing a litany of allegations.
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This Is What I Know:
Teti claims that he is a Special Forces combat veteran. He is not. Teti never deployed. Teti left the Army soon after 9/11, one step ahead of disciplinary action and knowing that the Army was about to freeze all ETS and retirements due to the war. Teti worked overseas as a contractor (the article describes his work ethic, or lack thereof) and uses this activity as basis for his claimed status of combat veteran.
Teti served in the Marine Corps prior to joining the Army National Guard. During his time in the Corps, Teti attended a Navy dive school, upon which he claims to be a Combat Diver. This is not the same thing and in fact he was kicked out of the Dive Supervisor course at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Florida for either cheating on a test or his false claims of Combat Diver status - not sure which.
Teti claims to have attended SERE (Survival-Evasion-Resistance-Escape) training, that he was a SERE instructor. Both these claims are false. To anyone who has any kind of proper survival training or outdoors experience, his ignorance is quite visible on the Dual Survivor show. Of all the worthy Special Forces soldiers out there who actually know this kind of subject matter, Discover Channel somehow got snowed by this charlatan.
Teti has had his membership in the Special Forces Association revoked - an uncommon event - and there is discussion of revoking his Special Forces tab due to his dishonorable conduct and outright lies.
There are other Teti activities I am aware of but cannot comment on at this time due to other lawsuits that are pending - he has done more than just steal and lie, Teti is a dangerous fool with a violent streak and has permanently hurt some families. Teti is a fool to challenge those who challenged the legend he attempted to build around himself.
The Truth has come out.