Pipeworks Head Resigns Over Military Records

October 12, 2011 -

Robert Daly, who served as the head of Foundation 9 Entertainment's wholly owned studio, Pipeworks, today resigned, after several weeks of criticism over what some former military men were calling faked credentials. Daly became the target of harsh criticism when professionalsoldiers.com obtained his military records from the US's National Personnel Records Center and United States Army Special Operations Command, which showed he was an analyst, rather than a Special Forces soldier - which he publicly claimed to be a member of numerous times.

"I am honoured to have served with the 12th Special Forces Group as an Intelligence Analyst (96B) from 1991 until 1994," said Daly. "While I wore the green beret as part of my uniform, I utterly regret that I have misrepresented my role by creating the impression that I was a Green Beret. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Green Berets and my fellow servicemen, and I respectfully apologize to the Special Forces community."

"At this point in time for the best interests of Pipeworks Software and F9E I am voluntarily resigning my position of Studio Head of Pipeworks effective immediately. Furthermore I have no plans on appearing in any more episodes of Deadliest Warrior."

Pipeworks is best known for developing the Deadliest Warrior games for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The games are based on the popular Spike TV series of the same name, which pits warriors from different eras against each other in hypothetical match-ups using various combat experts from around the world. While Daly says in his statement that his resignation was voluntary, one has to wonder if there might have been some pressure from Spike TV or its parent company to get rid of him and move past the controversy.

Source: GI.biz

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Re: Pipeworks Head Resigns Over Military Records

Seems to me that some folks at professionalsoldiers.com have way too much time on their hands. If he wore a green beret and served with 12th Special Forces, he was a Green Beret serving with Special Forces. What's the big deal?

I guess analysts and other support soldiers who wear the green beret aren't worthy, even though without them, the front line soldiers wouldn't be able to do what they do. But clearly the Green Berets are an exclusive club in which some soldiers' green berets aren't green enough. I wonder who will be next to be excluded? First go men like Robert Daly, then go the combat soldiers who were not called to serve in combat, then go the ones who didn't get enough medals. At a certain point, you don't have enough for a two-man conversation.

All I can say is this: if they're going to go after guys like Robert Daly (and we all know they went after him not because they had a legitimate suspicion, but because he doesn't look the part of an ex-Green Beret - he's overweight and he doesn't shave his head or have a prominent tattoo), then I'm glad I'm not part of that club. No one likes a bully.

 
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