By Kaiden Waldram, Marketing —
I believe that it is safe to say that we as Americans respect the men and women who put their lives in danger to protect this country. We try to celebrate these heroes for their service and dedication. At times people tend to stretch the truth about their service or even lie about their contributions and achievements in the military.
Lying About Service
In a recent article I read entitled “Lying About Military Service Is Not Uncommon, But It’s Rarely Prosecuted” mentioned several cases in which people dramatized or even lied about their military service. One example that was mentioned in the story was a man named Stephen Douglas Holloway. Holloway said that he had received nearly 50 medals during his service in Vietnam, 9 of which were purple hearts. Upon investigation none of these medals could be found not even on his primary release papers. There are many other cases such as this; however, there tends to be very little punishment for embellishing military service.
Better Things To Do?
Why has there been little action taken to prevent people from dramatizing their military service? There are two reasons. The first is that it is expensive to track down records and the FBI has much more important things to investigate. The second is that it is difficult to prove.
There is a simple solution to this problem. It’s called EyeDetect®. EyeDetect is a lie detector that can determine if someone is lying by taking measurements of person’s eyes as they read and answer questions. It is faster and cheaper than the typical polygraph. It could solve problems such as people lying about their military service and provide a quick answer. This is a simple solution that could be used to help us detect those who embellish their military service.