Samuel D Faulkner, Use of Force expert exposed as a fraud
Posted in the Rootstown Forum
#1 Oct 12, 2013
Samuel D Faulkner has consulted or testified for law enforcement in over 280 cases across the country. His falsified personal resume has been entered into court records on many district court cases.
He claimed as his military background in District Court Case #1:03-cv-00240-PRM the following;
USMC Basic Training at Paris Island;
Platoon Dress Blue Honor Man;
National Spirit Honor Medal from Congress awarded to 1 in 10.000 Marines;
First person in the history of Marine Corp Boot Camp to graduate with perfect Proficiency and Conduct evaluation marks;
USMCR Instructor in hand-to-hand combat and physical training;
Honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
Samuel D Faulkner WAS NEVER a United States Marine.
The Congressional Medal he claims does not exist.
This is a federal offense. An on-going investigation into his other credentials will continue.
In the 2011 Webb v. Raleigh County Sheriff's Department civil trial, Samuel D Faulkner testified for the defendant stating that the only thing he would have done different from the deputies response was to shoot Rob Webb sooner.
Samuel D Faulkner, Use of Force Expert is no expert at all.
#2 May 30, 2014
Your characterization of Mr. Faulkner's Marine service is untrue and unfair. I knew him when he enlisted and when he graduated boot camp. The awards he received are true and accurate. I do not know if the "National Spirit Honor Medal" is awarded by Congress, but it WAS awarded to him, along with a promotion. He served his required 6 years as a Marine reserve and that would almost certainly have advanced him to the rank of sergeant. I have not spoken to him in 30 years, but must come to his defense.
#3 Jun 10, 2014
Could you please answer a few questions for me to help establish YOUR credibility?
1. How did you come to know Samuel D Faulkner?
2. How do you know that the Samuel D Faulkner I am referring to is the same person you know?
3. What was your relationship with Faulkner 30 years ago?
4. You mentioned that you knew Faulkner when he enlisted and when he graduated boot camp. What year was that?
5. Were you enlisted in the USMC?
6. Did you personally attend a ceremony that awarded Faulkner a National Spirit Award along with a promotion?
7 How do you know these facts in his resume about his military background are true?
8. Do you think someone that was really in the USMC would not know how to spell Parris Island (Paris) or Colonel (Coronal)?
9. What motive would you have to come to his defense; someone who you had not spoken to in 30 years?
10. Considering the content of your post, are you Samuel D Faulkner posing as Clarke?
Please kindly reply to these questions and I'll be watching for your answers.
#4 Jul 23, 2014
Clarke: Since you say the characterization of Mr. Faulkners Marines service is beng untrue and unfair, please show me proof that there is such a medal as " National Spirit Honor Medal" that sounds more like an award given to a cheerleader!!! LOL I'd like to see proof that any such medal exists. I think you know as well as I do, that's bogus.
#5 Sep 2, 2014
I disagree CLARKE, depending on his MOS (if you even know what that stands for) if there were any positions open in his field of duty, would he possibly have been promoted to sgt. 6 years in the reserves does NOT certainly mean he would get a promotion! Faulkner, study up on the military a bit more, the lies are obvious to a true military person!!
#6 Nov 15, 2014
Clark, no defending yourself? No need, the truth has been found out.
#7 Jul 3, 2015
A lawsuit has been filed and this man ha been hired as an expert witness on behalf of this violent police officer. Would be most interested in any information regarding his background claims
#8 Jul 11, 2015
. This forum seems devoted merely to character assassination and false accusations. Nonetheless I will answer.(I have just now come across your questions from last year.)
1. Sam and I went to school together from kindergarden through high school, with the exception of four years when I was away at private school. We lifted weights, ran, and trained in martial arts together through high school and college. We were best friends.
2. I have intermittently looked into Sam's activities and career though we have fallen out of touch. I have photos in my files of him from high school, his Marine Corps graduation, and from the 1970s.
4. I enlisted in the USAF in September 1971. Sam joined the Marine Corps Reserve program at approximately the same time (perhaps a bit earlier). Boot Camp at PI and AIT comprised approximately 6 months, at which time he graduated.(He served the rest of his 6 year commitment in the reserves. BTW, he still retains an affiliation with the USMC. He emailed me about a year ago that he was in Okinawa training Marines.) He sent me both a photo of himself in dress blues and a photocopy of the local newspaper article announcing his award and promotion. I have them somewhere in my files but cannot immediately lay hands on them. They affirmed both the award mentioned above and the meritorious promotion. I did not personally attend the ceremony. His parents--both of whom I knew very well--did and with whom I discussed it. Both are now deceased.
5. I cannot speak to his spelling. Sam has a master's degree from Kent State University and is highly educated. Whether an editor misspelled the words or they were misspelled for some other reason, I cannot say.
6. My only motive in "coming to his defense" is that I cannot abide seeing an honorable friend's integrity wrongly challenged. In an earlier day, I would have encouraged you to meet him on the field of honor, with your choice of weapons. I guarantee you would not have left unconvinced.
7. I will not answer your scurrilous suggestion that I am Mr. Faulkner posing as someone else. You can look up my bona fides on the Internet under my full name, Christopher M. Clarke
#9 Jul 11, 2015
The actual name of the medal, I have since discovered, is the "American Spirit Honor Medal," as you could easily have discovered by 5 minutes of research on the Internet. It was established in 1962 and is well attested as having been awarded to other Marine boot camp graduates.
American Spirit Honor Medal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Spirit Honor Medal is a medallion provided by the Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy and Air Force, Inc. It has been accepted for use in basic training or one station unit training at training divisions and centers within continental United States as an award for the display of outstanding qualities of leadership best expressing the American spirit—honor, initiative, loyalty, and high example to comrades in arms; and as a means of promoting closer relationship between the Armed Forces and the civil communities in which the training divisions and centers are located.
It is a bronze medallion, 1 3/8 inches in diameter, on the obverse side a sunburst with the American eagle rampant, superimposed. Around the perimeter are the words "American Spirit Honor Medal" and in an interior circle the motto of the Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, Inc.: "Serve with Heart, Head, and Hand". On the reverse side, is a torch with the words For High Example to Comrades in Arms".
The American Spirit Honor Medal is awarded to trainees of the United States Army who have had no prior military service and no assignment to a unit other than a Reserve (UFA) or training unit. It is awarded upon completion of basic training or one station unit training to not more than one trainee out of the graduating group at each training center or unit.
The American Spirit Honor Medal will not be worn on the uniform.
Army Regulations No. 672-210 DECORATIONS AND AWARDS - LEADERSHIP - AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL 10 June 1962
Categories: American awards
#10 Jul 11, 2015
I have no reason to "defend myself." I happened across these scurrilous attacks by accident and in good faith set the record straight. Once again, I have just happened upon your posting by accident. I have better things to do that argue with stupid people.
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