Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'M'

Surname: Moore
Christian Names: Richard
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Esperance
Service #: Unknown
Service: Unknown
Branch: Unknown
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:



Senior Sergeant Richard Moore is a member of the Western Australia Police and the OIC of Esperance Police Station since 2014. He has an important position of trust in the community of Esperance, and must at all times act in a diligent and ethical manner in execution of his duty as a sworn officer of the law.


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The above photograph was taken at the 2016 Esperance ANZAC Day service. It is one of many taken at various commemorations where Moore has sported his medals or medal ribbons.

Here he can be seen wearing the following:

  1. National Police Service Medal (NPSM).
  2. National Medal.
  3. Australian Defence Medal (ADM).
  4. WA Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal.
  5. Citizens Military Force Commemorative (Junk medal).
  6. Regular Forces Commemorative (Junk Medal).


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The National Police Service Medal (NPSM) is a special service award within the Australian honours system to provide "recognition for the unique contribution and significant commitment of those persons who have given ethical and diligent service as a sworn member of an Australian police service".

The NPSM is awarded for "15 years 'ethical and diligent service' on or after 14 February 1975, or for a lesser period if that service was terminated due to the member's death, or to an impairment related to the discharge of their duties as a Constable of Police".

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The West Australia Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal is awarded to serving, and former serving sworn members, who have completed ten years of diligent and ethical service.

This medal is a State award and Federal protocol dictates that they are to be worn on the right breast. The WA Police Commissioner has provided written (albeit incorrect) approval for members to wear both State and Federal medals on the left breast. In this regard, Richard can justifiably claim the defence that he was just following orders!

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It is the last two medals that cause offence to current and former Defence members. These so-called ‘medals’ are nothing more than junk, usually purchased by those wishing to build up not only their medal rack, but their ego as well.

In response to enquiries to West Australia Police (WAPOL), regarding the incorrect wearing of service medals, the following was received from the Ethical Standards Branch:


Thank you for your email received by WA Police Media & Public Affairs on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.  The matter has since been forwarded to WA Police Professional Standards and brought to my attention.

As a result of the concerns you expressed about Senior Sergeant Richard Moore’s wearing the Citizens Military Force Commemorative Medal and Regular Forces Commemorative Medal I have made inquiries with both, WA Police Honours & Awards and Senior Sergeant Moore.  I have established as these particular medals are from an external body permission must be obtained for them to be worn with WA Police Uniform.  Senior Sergeant Moore states he was not aware of this requirement and advised me he will immediately desist wearing the medals and ribbon bar until he receives the necessary authority to wear them.   I am informed once WA Police Honours and Awards receives his request to wear these medals they will base their decision upon relevant legislation and WA Police Policies.    

In summary I am satisfied Senior Sergeant Moore’s actions in wearing of the medals was not meant to offend and note he has been quick to remedy the situation at his own direction, once the oversight was brought to his attention.  Consequently determination as to his entitlement to wear these medals in the future will rest with WA Police Honours & Awards and I will not be taking further action on the matter from the perspective of Professional Standards.

Once again I appreciate you bringing this matter to the attention of WA Police and hope my response has addressed your concerns.  Should you be dissatisfied with this course of action, you can report misconduct to the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC), who have legislative oversight over WA Police misconduct matters.  The CCC will assess your report and may conduct a review of the matter at their discretion.




Kim Johnson  | Senior Sergeant 7164 | Ethical Standards Divsion| Level 10, 256 Adelaide Terrace Perth  WA  6000 | Western Australia Police

A look at the electronic media will show a number of WAPOL members, right up to the rank of Commissioner, wearing commemorative medals and State medals mixed with those awarded by the Commonwealth. Obviously they have been ill-advised by their own Honours and Awards section.

May we provide the following advice to WAPOL Honours and Awards, as sourced from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, concerning the wearing of “Tin” medals:


Ex-service organisations sometimes commission their own unofficial medals to mark participation in particular military campaigns, periods of service or types of service that have not been recognised through the Australian honours system. Awards made by foreign governments which have not been approved by the Governor-General for acceptance and wear are also "unofficial". There are no restrictions to wearing such medals in appropriate private settings, such as a meeting of the relevant ex-service association, or a reception hosted by the relevant foreign government. Ideally, unofficial medals should not be worn at public ceremonial and commemorative events, but if they are worn as the occasion requests, the convention is that they are worn on the right breast.

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The above photograph was taken at the 2017 Esperance ANZAC Day ceremony, where Moore had a key role in the service.

Again, Moore is wearing the same medals, although this time their order has been adjusted for whatever reason.

This leaves some unanswered questions, such as, has Moore chosen to ignore the advice of Professional Standards, or has, once again, the West Australian Police Force decided it is a law unto itself when it comes to medal protocol?

Until WAPOL changes official policy, it will only further damage the expectations that veterans have regarding the behaviour of police members.

Senior Sergeant Richard Moore, you have been awarded both State and Federal medals recognising your Police service, particularly in the areas of diligence and ethical behaviour.

By wearing worthless medals, you have deceived the community you serve in to believing you are a decorated Veteran. Your actions are far from ethical and show your lack of respect towards your fellow police officers and the veteran community in general.

You now have a record, complete with mugshot, on the ANZMI site for all to see.

Surname: Moran
Christian Names: Dennis Michael John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service #: 279827 (incomplete)
Service: Army National Service
Branch: Transport. Royal Australian Army Service Corps
Commencement of service: 01 Oct 71
Case Notes:




Dennis Moran was born about 1951. He was conscripted into the Australian Army on the 1 October, 1971 as a National Serviceman. He completed his three months training at Singleton 3 Recruit Training Battalion (RTB) and was posted to a RAASC unit. He had no overseas service. He is currently a member of the National Servicemen’s Association, New South Wales.

The above photograph shows Moran wearing at least four medals on his left side. The first one is hidden behind his lapel but it would be the Australian Defence Medal. (ADM) The second medal is the Anniversary of National Service 1951 to 1972 medal. (NSM)

The last two medals are tin purchased trinkets that mean nothing.

The second last medal is a United Kingdom (UK) National Defence Service Medal and can be purchased on the internet for about A$100.00. Below is an example of this medal.

The last medal is a UK Volunteer Service Medal. This medal can also be purchased on the internet for about the same price. Below is an example of this medal.

Both of these medals are commemorative medals and should be worn on the right side, if worn at all, and not mixed with genuinely awarded medals. He has had them Court Mounted next to his genuine two medals to make them look official.

Moran is a Medal Cheat and a wannabee.

He wears United Kingdom tin medals for his Australian Army Service. That makes Moran a "Moron".

As compulsory National Service in Australia was terminated by the Whitlam Government during 1972, it is doubtful that Moran would have completed his two years service, yet he wears four medals. Even if he volunteered to continue serving until his two year term expired in October, 1973, he is only entitled to the ADM and the NSM.

We have exposed numerous National Service Association personnel who increase their genuine medals entitlement with rubbish on this website recently. There are many more in the pipeline.

Our advice to Dennis Moran is remove them immediately and be satisfied with what you have genuinely been awarded.

The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia need to take a stronger stance on this issue and de-register and ban medal cheats in their midst.

Surname: Morgan aka Rodrigue
Christian Names: Michael David aka Miguel
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: Nil
Service: Claims Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Claims Clerance Diver
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:


A high percentage of Australian and New Zealand military imposters falsely pretend that they were a member of an elite fighting force. Army Special Air Service Regiment, Fighter pilots or Navy Clearance Divers in active war zones, come to mind.

Michael Morgan, also known as Migz Rodriguez has been falsely claiming to be a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Diver for many years.


Morgan is a Tattooist, and was employed by a Tattoo Parlour in Brisbane. He told his employers as well as patrons, that he had been a member of the RAN Clearance Diving Team (RANCDT) with active service in Afghanistan. He also boasted his RANCDT service to members of Australian Sons SMC, a motor cycle club he was a member of.


In the above photograph, Morgan is wearing the following.

1. The Australian Active Service Medal with clasp. Not entitled
2. Afghanistan Medal. Not entitled.
3. Australian Overseas Service Medal – Greater Middle East. Not Entitled.
4. Australian Defence Medal. Not entitled.

Above his un-entitled medal rack he is wearing what appears to be a RAN Principal Warfare Officer Badge. (PWO) - Not entitled.

He also wears an Australian Army polyester shirt with the rising sun patch on his left shoulder. - Not entitled.

Morgan was not awarded any of the medals or PWO Badge. He was never a member of the Australian Defence Force. (ADF). He is projecting a façade that he was or is, a member of the ADF with Afghanistan active service. He has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903, Sections 80A and 80B.

Falsely representing himself to being a returned soldier, sailor or airman, and also wearing service decorations and medals that have not been awarded to him. Defence Act 1903 Sections 80A and 80B.- $3,300 dollar fine and/or 6 months imprisonment, each offence.

Morgan also placed posts on Facebook that indicated that he was a member of the RANCDT 1/TAG (e) Division. That information is also false.

He also posted the below medals on Facebook claiming that they were awarded to him. They are out of proper sequence, however he received quite a few likes and a multitude of ANZAC Day congratulations for that one !!

Morgan was reported to ANZMI by concerned former RANCDT personnel and others, who have had enough of these imposters stealing their honour. The RANCDT is equal to the SASR and their New Zealand counterparts, with unique service to their respective countries. It takes a lot of skill and courage to be accepted into these specialised Units. Morgan has neither.

Morgan aka Rodriguez should publicly apologise for his fraudulent behavior.

The ANZMI site has numerous military imposters claiming former Clearance Diver service. The below link will take you to another classic fraud - Kurt Ronald Southam. He has featured on our site for some time and will continue to do so. These clowns just keep turning up, and in this particular case, when exposed as liars and valour thieves, threaten legal action.


Surname: Morse
Christian Names: Ronald Leslie
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Tweed Valley
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:
Ronald Leslie Morse

After Recruit and Corps Training Morse was posted to  4RAR in Australia from 13 Dec 1967 until 16 May 1968, he departed 4RAR at the same time 4RAR departed for Vietnam. He had every opportunity to complete a full tour of Vietnam with 4RAR because he did not complete his National Service obligation until 11 Jul 1969. Morse now pretends to be a Vietnam Veteran in doing so he dishonours himself and veterans everywhere.

Morse is entitled to two medals these are The Anniversary of National Service 1951 – 1972 Medal (ANSM) and the Australian Defence Medal (ADM), the other four are either stolen or purchased plastic rubbish.

He tells a very convincing story about how he went to Vietnam but only spent thirty three days in country and had to return to Australia on compassionate grounds.  He has told some that he served with 3RAR in Vietnam and others that he served with 4RAR in Vietnam.

Below are documents from his Service File that show he never served in South Vietnam.



Morse was born in the area where he now lives and sports his bogus medals as he did on the occasion of receiving funding for his National Servicemen's Sub Branch as shown was in the local newspaper. By way of his photo appearing in a local newspaper all would believe him to be a "local boy" who did his bit in an Infantry Battalion in Vietnam. Morse enforces this impression with his rack of Vietnam Medals, but impressions do not count and ANZMI will make him account for his stupid actions that make him a miserable thief of honour. 

Morse is  another wannabe who has insinuated himself into high office in an Ex Service Organisation (ESO) he is President of the Tweed Valley Murwillumbah Sub Branch of the National Servicemen's Association.  People like Morse deliberately seek high profile positions to exhibit their fake honour and fake medals in a bid to receive perverse accolades for their "heroic service"

Morse has clearly broken the law, he has been photographed wearing medals to which he has no entitlement. Under the Defence Act 1903 the penalties for the improper use of Service decorations and for impersonating Service personnel include a fine of up to $3,300, six months imprisonment, or both.  

For many years ANZMI and its predecessors have be imploring law enforcement authorities, particularly the Australian Federal Police to take decisive action against offenders however Australian Veterans continue to be frustrated by the lack of action against those who steal their honour.


28th Aug 2009

Update Ronald Leslie Morse

Morse’s local newspaper has got hold of the Morse saga and given him a bit of space.



Morse had the audacity to say when interviewed by the newspaper that he just borrowed the medals he is wearing for a photo shoot.  He has made no mention of his false claims to have served in Vietnam; however he does threaten legal action against ANZMI for stating he is a fraud and an imposter, well cop this Morse:

You are a sad sack, fraud, imposter and wannabe, you are also a liar and a dishonourable person.

Please pass the above to your legal representatives so that he is clear about what we have said.

You claim to be a Vietnam Veteran and you are not.

You falsely wear Vietnam Medals to portray yourself as a Vietnam Veteran. 

You claim other National Servicemen are attacking you because of sour grapes over internal National Servicemen’s Association politics.  Wrong Morse. You are under attack from every Veteran who served in Vietnam, whether he be an ex National Serviceman or a regular Soldier, Sailor or Airman. 

You have on many occasions stated that you are a Vietnam Veteran and you have on many occasions worn Vietnam Military Medals.

We look forward to the results of the National Servicemen’s Associations investigation into your activities. When they are available we will publish them as another update.

Morse you have been caught fair and square, now show some moral fibre, apologise to all veterans, confess to your wife that you have lied to her for many years and get on with your life without having to look over your shoulder, twenty four hours a day.


4th Jul 2010

Ronald Leslie Morse - Update

We have been officially advised that Ronald Leslie Morse the former President of the National Servicemen’s Association of Tweed Valley Murwillumbah Sub Branch is no longer a member of the National Servicemen’s Association (NSA) of NSW. Although, we note that the association has failed to amend their web site.  As at the 3 July 2010 Ron Morse is still wrongly listed as President of the Tweed Valley Murwillumbah Sub Branch.

Following our exposure, Morse continued to proclaim his innocence and pretend he was a returned Veteran, however the evidence we produced was accurate and damning and has lead to his departure from the NSA.

Morse is not alone as an ESO executive who has been exposed as a fake, many other Ex Service Organisation executives and Cadets Leaders have been caught out as liars, cheats and wannabes.

Below are some others from our web site, but not all:

Morse – Chapman – Fenton – Woollet –Young – Hammall – Bees – Kirkman – McCarthy – Bain – Crase – DiTullio – Doran – Keaton – Newton – Schmidt – Day – Wright and many more. 

It is well known that Wannabes push themselves into senior positions in Ex Service Organisations (ESOs) because acquiring executive status goes a long way in falsely raising their credibility.

This web site has raised the awareness of genuine Veterans, ex Servicemen and the general public Australia wide of the infiltration by wannabes and military impostors into ESOs. We will investigate all reports that are sent through this web site.

Morse has gone and he will not be missed, nor will he ever be removed from our web site.


9th Jul 2012

Ronald Leslie Morse - Update

Ronald Leslie Morse is the epitome of a recidivist liar, fraud and wannabe. He is still saying that he served in the Australian Army in Vietnam. Morse is another “King Rat” who has convinced his wife that he is a Vietnam Veteran. The Department of Defence, ANZMI, the National Servicemen’s Association, and Veterans everywhere know that Morse is a liar and a fraud.  




We are reliably advised that the newspaper article is not quite accurate, as the NSW Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association did not defy orders from National Headquarters of the Association; it was in fact a mate of Morse who dishonestly slipped Morse’s membership through the Branch Office. As soon as the executive became aware of the situation Morse was given the “boot"

Let there be no doubt – Leslie Ronald Morse is not a Vietnam Veteran, but he is a liar and wannabe


This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Moselen
Christian Names: Don
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Otaki
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

Don Moselen President of Otaki New Zealand (NZ) Returned Services Association (RSA) was described as a “slight bespectacled man whose tiny stature was offset by a booming voice and massive ego”.

There is nothing wrong with a massive ego as long as it is an honest ego. As shown in the newspaper clippings below Moselen had a long history of dishonesty.

Moselen picked the wrong people to try to fool when he posed before New Zealand Veterans with a rack of Medals he had not earned.  Moselen’s overnight demise from a strutting rooster to feather duster was well documented in the NZ media.

Here is “Rooster” Moselen                                           




 Here is “Feather Duster” Moselen



Moselen is caught and charged



First visit to court






History of criminal activity



Veterans call for apology



Community consequences


Don Moselen is a short, egotistical and loud man with a lengthy criminal history, we are seeing more and more con men pushing their way into Ex Service Organisations. Moselen eventually got his “comeuppance” , but he should never have been voted into the position of President of the Otaki RSA in the first place. ANZMI is dedicated to keeping the Veteran community clean and we urge all Veterans to be vigilant, because right now there are frauds and liars planning and plotting their moves to become executives in RSLs in Australia, and RSAs in New Zealand.

If you have any suspicions send us an email and we will respond.

Update Don Moselen 6 Aug 2012


 Don Moselen the final chapter

Anyone contemplating fraudulent activity in the Veteran communities of Australia or New Zealand should, as part of their decision making process, acquaint themselves to what happened to Don Moselen when he had his shot at deception.

Here is the final chapter about Moselen. After being fined for falsely wearing medals, he was fined for using New Zealand Returned Service Association funds to get a false medal mounted.

Go ahead make our day, give us something to write about, and something your family, your grandchildren and great grand children can read in the same way that Moselen’s heirs and successors will be able to do.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Moss
Christian Names: Graham Leslie
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Bathurst
Service #: 2790268
Service: Army - National Service
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:


Graham Moss was a National Serviceman who served for 88 days in Vietnam during 1969. Ten of those days was with the 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit (1ARU) and 67 days with 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR)


The medals and Badges he wears are:

Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) Note: Should not be worn with medals.
Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) Insufficient Infantry service for this Badge
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Vietnam Medal (VM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Emergency Services Medal (EMS) - Must not be worn with Service medals on the left breast.

The RASB is not be worn when medals are worn:


The RASB is a minor issue, but when combined with the two major offences of illegally wearing an ICB and wearing an ACT Medal, the combination becomes noteworthy. For those unaware of the RASB protocol the Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) is issued to Australian Defence Force personnel who have rendered warlike service. The badge enables individuals to display their involvement in warlike service when wearing civilian attire. It is worn when the wearing of service awards is not appropriate or possible. Conversely, it should not be worn when wearing service awards.

He is not entitled to wear the ICB.



Moss served for only 67 days with an Infantry Battalion in Vietnam. The criterion for this Badge is:



He must not wear the ACT EMS on his left breast.



Eligible personnel may wear the medal on the right breast when attending any official function of the ACT government in either civilian attire or in uniform. This is consistent with federal government policy in relation to wearing of awards that do not fit within the national system, such as some medals bestowed by foreign governments

It is disappointing that the RSL where the photograph was taken did not point out to Moss the less than stirling job he has done with his medals.

Those who do not follow medals protocols and traditions will most likely be reported and find themselves, like Moss, featured on this website. 



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