Graeme Rex Caesar enlisted in the RAN in 1961. He was 18 years of age when he signed on for 9 years. On his Linked in page he claimed 20 years RAN Submarine service. (1961 - 1981) Although since our recent contact with him, he has now changed these dates to (1961 - April, 1970) 9 years Submarine Service. These changed dates are significant as you read on.
Caesar is currently the Interim National President of the Submarines Association of Australia (SAA). This Association has branches in all states of Australia. Caesar was the President of the Queensland Branch prior to his being appointed Interim National President in early 2014. He claims to have been awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy (Phd), Organisational Management at Harvard University (USA), and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Applied Psychology at Oxford University.(UK)
He refers to himself as Doctor Graeme Caesar.
The National AGM for the SAA will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia from the 7 November, 2014 to the 14 November, 2014. It will be the commemoration of 100 years of Australian Submarine Service since 1914 when the first two Australian Submarines AE1 and AE2 served in the First World War. There will be a number of International submariners from various countries also attending in addition to Federal Politicians.
Caesar is expected to stand and be voted in as the substantive National President at that conference. It is a prestige position.
Unfortunately for Caesar though, he is an imposter and a military fraud.
In 18 months, Caesar's medal rack with additional clasps has more than doubled.
On the 5 January, 2010, the photograph below was posted on his Facebook page.
Caesar is wearing the following medals with his Coast Guard mess jacket.
1. The Australian Active Service medal 1945-1975. One clasp. (AASM)
2. The Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 with one clasp. (ASM)
3. The Australian Defence Medal. (ADM)
4. The Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal.
In a photograph posted on his Facebook on the 28 July, 2011, eighteen months later, Caesar is wearing significantly more medals as indicated below -;
1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 with clasps Malaysia and South Vietnam.
2. General Service Medal 1962 with clasps Borneo and South Vietnam.
3. Australian Vietnam Medal.
4. Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, with clasps - Special Ops, FESR (Far East Strategic Reserve) and PNG. (Papua New Guinea.)
5. National Medal.
6. Australian Defence Medal.
7. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. (181 days or more operational service in South Vietnam or Vietnamese waters)
8. Pingat Jasa Medal. (90 days operational service in Borneo, Malaysia waters.)
9. Community Service Medal. (tin unofficial medal.)
10. 2001 Year of the Volunteer medal. (tin Commemorative medal.)
You might wonder how we can identify the clasps on all his medals in the above photograph. It was easy. Although not in correct order, he describes them on his Linked In page below.
Honors & Awards
Additional Honors & Awards
Australian Active Service Medal (Malaysia and Vietnam)
Australian Service Medal (Special Ops, FESR and PNG)
General Service Medal (Borneo and South Vietnam)
Australian Defence Medal
Vietnamese Campaign Star
Pingat Jasa Malaysia
Community Service Medal
International Year of the Volunteer Medal
Caesar came to our notice recently due to the rapid increase of medals and clasps to his rack over the past few years.
We obtained a copy of Caesar's Naval Record. Entries pertaining to his postings do not match his claimed medals entitlement.
As a consequence, we contacted Caesar in writing and requested information from him regarding his Naval service and the medal entitlements he claims. We requested any documentation that might support his assertions. A simple request just to address the anomalies regarding his service record and his claims. Caesar failed to respond.
However, a concerned Non Executive ordinary member of the Submarines Association Australia, sent us a copy of a communication written by Caesar that he received erroneously.
See below -;
For the personal information of the SAA National Executive, National Committee and National Officers
I have been contacted by a somewhat secretive unofficial group who call themselves the Australian and New Zealand Military Imposters wanting to know about periods of my service that do not appear in the publicly available records.
Like a lot of you, I saw service in Submarines and other Ships and Postings that is not on the public record and perhaps never will be, and I have no intention of replying to their enquiry nor entering into any correspondence of any sort with them.
Dr. Graeme Caesar
Submarines Association Australia
Now you would think that if you received a simple request to provide details of your distinguished military career in campaigns that allegedly involved operational service in Malaysia, Borneo and Vietnam, you would be only too happy to respond like all genuine veterans do when we request information from them.
Caesars lack of interest in responding to our request convinced us that he may not be the veteran he claims to be. We then had a closer look at him.
As a result of our inquiries we have ascertained that Caesar is entitled to the following medals.
1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 with clasp Borneo.
2. Possibly General Service Medal 1962 with clasp Borneo.
3. Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, clasp FESR.
4. National Medal. (9 years RAN service and remainder possible Coast Guard service.) (15 years minimum service required.)
5. Australian Defence Medal.
He has no entitlement to wear the following medals and clasps.
1. Australian Active Service medal clasps Malaysia and Vietnam.(1945-1975)
2. Australian Vietnam Medal.
3. General Service Medal clasp Vietnam.
4. Australian Service Medal clasps 1945-1975 (Special Ops and PNG.)
4. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. (181 days or more in Vietnam waters.)
5. Pingat Jasa Medal Malaysia. (90 days or more in designated area.)
6. Community Service Medal, tin purchased medal.
7. 2001 International Year of the Volunteer Medal. tin commemorative medal.
In his E mail to his Executive members, he claims that he "saw service on ships and other postings that is not on the public record and perhaps never will be".
If that is the case, why didn't Caesar just contact the Australian War Memorial (AWM) and rectify "their blunder" for not including his name on the Vietnam War nominal roll.
The Vietnam War Nominal Roll has been in existence since 1997. He has had 17 years to correct it. One communication to the AWM could have solved the problem. Not hard.
If he wears the Vietnam medals openly, and has posted photographs of himself wearing them on his Linked In and Face Book pages for the world to see, why is it such a secret?
Why is his Vietnam active service not shown on his Naval records or the Vietnam Nominal Roll?
Why hasn't he corrected it?
Why does his name not appear on any ship's crew lists that deployed to Vietnam waters for six months or more?
Why does he state that he saw service on ships and other postings that is not on the public record and perhaps never will be? He is implying that his service was top secret.
He claims six months Naval service in Vietnamese waters. ( i.e. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal) We don't know when. He may remember, but he won't tell us! Maybe he was on "Special Ops" again and all his secret records were destroyed like so many other imposters claim on this site.
Maybe he will tell his colleagues at the Fremantle conference in November, 2014 what ship he was on, the dates his ship served in Vietnamese waters, his duties, His Commanding Officer's name etc. We are sure that his SAA members will have a great deal of interesting questions to ask him.
As it has now been 45 years since the RAN completed six months deployments in Vietnamese waters (HMAS Brisbane 6/3/1971 to 15/10/1971 was the last HMA Ship deployed) , Caesar should have no difficulty explaining to the SAA members his secret service in clandestine operations. Surely it is not top secret anymore!!.
After all, he will be their President with the utmost integrity and he will no doubt be leading by example.
So much for his Vietnam service.
If we now look at his alleged operational service in Malaysia and Borneo as he claims on his Honours and Awards Linked In page, he asserts that he is entitled to the Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 with clasps Malaysia and Vietnam. He also claims the General Service Medal 1962 with clasps Borneo and South Vietnam.
Caesar enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on the 2 July, 1961.
According to his records, Caesar served from 1961 to 1964, at Shore establishments and HMA ships. He states that in this time he trained as a Naval Clearance Diver. About the equivalent of an Army Special Air Service Regiment operative. His records do not confirm this and about the only similarity he had to this was completing an RAN "swimming test" in July 1961.
He had service with the HMAS Quiberon from 30 September, 1961 to the 5 August, 1962. During this time the HMAS Quiberon had no active service accreditation. In other words no operational service in that period.
His record indicates that he served on the HMAS Sydney when it was re-commissioned from the 6 August, 1962 until the 6 December, 1962. The HMAS Sydney had no active service accreditation in that period.
He was then posted to the HMAS Parramatta on the 31 December, 1962. He served on and off that ship until 9 July, 1964. During that time the HMAS Parramatta made one 31 day operational deployment to Borneo waters from the 26 May, 1964, until the 26 June, 1964.
His record discloses that for the remainder of 1964 he served at Shore Establishments and on the 14 December, 1964 he flew to the UK for Submarine training.
He states on his National SAA curriculum vitae (c.v.) that he was posted to the United Kingdom in 1964 for Submarine training at HMS Dolphin. He then served with HMS Talent and HMS Grampus. In 1968 he moved to Scotland where he was to standby for the completion of HMAS Ovens, an Australian submarine being built. He states that Ovens was commissioned and he served on her in 1969 as second coxswain.
He now states on his changed Linked in Page, that he left the Royal Australian Navy in April, 1970 and not 1981. He must have had a memory lapse. He was actually discharged on the 1 July, 1970.
Therefore his only operational service was 31 days on the HMAS Parramatta in waters off Borneo. Those facts indicate that he is also not entitled to the Pingat Jasa Malaysian medal which requires 90 days service in the designated operational area.
In addition to this, to be eligible for the Malaysia clasp, Caesar would have to have been deployed in the qualifying area between the 17 August, 1964 and the 14 September, 1966. However, in August 1964 he was posted to Shore establishments in Australia prior to his posting to the UK in December, 1964 for submarine training. He has no entitlement to this clasp.
His claim to a clasp for Vietnam service on his General Service Medal is interesting. The Wikipedia attachment below clearly indicates that Caesar is not entitled to this award.
This clasp was instituted by Royal approval on the 16 December 1965 for "members of our Australian Armed Forces who qualify by participation in operations in defence of the Republic of Vietnam as from 24 December 1962, and to a date to be determined,..." Between 1963 and 1965, at least 68 members of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) and 232 members of the RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam qualified for the clasp. However, a decision of 1966 relating to the institution and award of the Vietnam Medal led to the stripping of the award from the RAAF personnel. A Royal Warrant dated 8 June 1968 retrospectively changed the qualifying periods to:
Between 24 December 1962 and 29 May 1964,
• 30 days' service in ships operating in inland waters or off the Vietnamese coast.
• 1 day in the service of a land unit.
• 1 operational sortie.
• 30 days' service on an official visit.
For service after 29 May 1964, personnel were awarded the Vietnam Medal. Thus, only 68 clasps were issued, and all 68 went to AATTV (Australian Army Training Team Vietnam)members.
The last paragraph is interesting. Caesar has no entitlement to this clasp whatsoever. He was never a member of AATTV and he has no Vietnam service.
He also has no entitlement to the "Special Ops" clasp that he wears on the Australian Service Medal 1945-1975. This clasp was awarded to Naval personnel who had qualifying service in Oxley Class Submarines from between 1978 to 1992. Caesar left the Navy on 1 July, 1970.
His Naval records also do not indicate that he is entitled to wear the PNG (Papua New Guinea) clasp on the ASM 1945-1975.
Below are his two tin medals that should not be worn on the left side and mixed or added to military medals. These are just unauthorised medals that can be purchased from the Internet for about thirty dollars each.
The Community Services Medal.
The 2001 International Year of the Volunteer Medal.
Caesar is just one of many high profile wannabees who have worked and bluffed their way up through the system to gain executive positions on Ex Service Organisation (ESO) committees and gain undeserved benefits and recognition.
Recently we exposed former ESO Executive and RAN Leading Sick Berth Attendant Trevor (Doc) Anthony for similar false representations of his operational military service, in addition to four former Presidents of Victoria RSL Clubs who have since resigned or been ejected.
We are also currently investigating other ESO executives who have gained positions through lies and deceit and who will be appearing on this site soon. One even claims that he is a victim of the "tall poppy syndrome". Most imposters undoubtedly think that with the passage of time, they will not be discovered.
Caesar is an imposter without credibility. He should resign, as should all other "tall poppy imposters" currently holding positions in ESO organisations before they appear on this site.
We requested information from him recently regarding proof of his entitlements to medals that he wears and displays on his Linked in and Facebook pages. He failed to respond but two days later, he removed all the offending photographs of himself wearing the non entitled medals from his Facebook page and his Linked in Page as well as his list identifying them all.
As mentioned above, he has also now changed completely his dates of service in the Royal Australian Navy by reducing his enlistment period by eleven years to a discharge date in April, 1970 rather than his previously stated date of 1981.
Unfortunately for Caesar though, the photographs of himself, that he is now trying to extinguish, will remain on this site for evermore as a reminder for him. Also for the world to see what a fraud and charlatan he really is.
He has no respect for all the genuine Vietnam veterans by trying to steal their honour. He should publicly apologise to all Vietnam Veterans. He has also shown complete disrespect to his Submarine Association of Australia colleagues by claiming military awards that he has no entitlement to.
Caesar has committed an offence against the Australian Defence Act 1903 as amended.
Section 80B IMPROPER USE OF SERVICE DECORATIONS.
1. A person is guilty of an offence if-;
(a) the person wears a service decoration and;
(b) the person is not the person on whom the decoration was conferred.
30 Penalty Units or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
In addition to his fraudulent display of medal entitlements that he has not been awarded, we made some inquiries at Harvard University regarding his claimed Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) qualification. We were not surprised when we received confirmation from the Registrar of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University that they have no Graeme Caesar on their records for this award. They have never heard of him.
We then contacted the Harvard Extension School (On line Courses), but they also confirmed that they do not award Phd's and they also have no record of him. Therefore his claim of Doctor status from Harvard University is also false.
At the time of writing, we are awaiting a response from Oxford University UK in respect to his claimed Bachelor of Science (BSc) Applied Psychology award.
Should be interesting!
The Submarines Association of Australia should take stern action against this imposter and eject him from their organisation altogether before he causes further damage and embarrassment to their good name.
They should also report him to the relevant authorities for his fraudulent behaviour of wearing service decorations and other claims of false educational qualifications, including Doctor status, that he has no entitlement to.
Welcome to the website Graeme Rex Caesar.
Graeme Rex Caesar Update – 23 Apr 15
Graeme Rex Caesar, or Doctor Graeme Rex Caesar, as he likes to be known is at it again.
He is not only a Military Medals cheat but also a false pretender and an outright fraud.
Even following our 2014 exposure of Caesar claiming false PhD (Doctor) status, he still claims to have been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Organisation and Management) at Harvard University, USA.
We have been advised in writing by Ms Caroline Harvey, Enrollment Services Co-Coordinator, Office of the Registrar, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, that Graeme Rex Caesar has never been recorded as a Student at Harvard.
He has also never been awarded a PhD from Harvard Extension Faculty (Distance learning) as that Faculty does not offer PhD's. to students.
We have also made inquiries at Oxford University, United Kingdom, where Caesar claims he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Applied Psychology).
Mr. Max Todd, Assistant Registrar (Compliance) Council Secretariat, University Offices, Wellington Square, informed us in writing that Caesar was never a Student at that University either.
Caesar still claims on his linked in page, graemecaesar.com/styled-3/index.html on his Education profile that he has these awards.
We are still awaiting results from La Trobe University in respect to his Bachelor of Business claims.
Below is a resume of his claimed educational qualifications on his website.
I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to study at three of the world's leading universities.
University of Oxford
Bachelor of Science (Applied Psychology)
La Trobe University
Bachelor of Business (Personnel and Industrial Relations)
Doctor of Philosophy (Organization and Management)
Caesar claimed in the Gold Coast Bulletin on 2 March 2015 that he had the above qualifications when interviewed about a new business that he has commenced on the Gold Coast. The Journalist was told absolute lies in respect to Caesars claimed educational qualifications in an endeavor to obtain free publicity for his new company. The below mentioned article is an extract from that publication.
Caesar came to our notice in 2014 when he was the Interim National President of the Submarine Association Australia. (SAA) (See exposure above) He was intending to stand as the National President of the Association in November 2014 in Perth. He was expected to win. However he was caught out as a medals cheat, a fraud and an imposter beforehand and was duly exposed.
This Anzmi initial exposure caused him to resign from the SAA immediately. He caused serious embarrassment to the SAA at the time due to his high standing within the Association and our exposure of his fraudulent conduct.
It was a timely exposure, due to the fact that at the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Submarines Association of Australia, the SAA was also commemorating 100 years Australian Submarine Service since Submarines AE1 and AE2 began service with the Royal Australian Navy.
This was in addition to the election of their new National President, which would have been Caesar. Numerous high ranking Royal Australian Navy, Defence Department officials as well as overseas dignitaries attended the 2014 AGM and celebrations.
We have been contacted by executives of the SAA who have expressed their sincere appreciation of the Anzmi exposure, before Caesar could have created any more damage to their organisation by being elected National President, and then being discovered as a Fraud during or after that election.
In the photograph below, Caesar is standing with some highly decorated and senior current and former Naval personnel at the Submariners Walk, Brisbane. We have blacked out their faces due to the embarrassment it would cause them. These other three gentlemen were responsible for initiating a plan for this commemorative Sub Mariners Walk and celebrating the satisfaction of having their ideas come to fruition. In the photograph however, and in the dominating position and displaying his false unawarded medals is Caesar. (Front right of photo)
In the photograph above, Caesar is wearing six unauthorised medals on his rack and a number of clasps that he has never been awarded. These medals and clasps are mentioned above in his initial exposure.
Caesar has threatened legal action against Anzmi. Whilst he continues to wear unawarded medals and falsely claim that he is a Doctor, we will keep featuring him on this site.
We advise any member of the public or business community who deals with Caesar to verify all qualifications that he claims, and be suspicious of anything he says.
We challenged him in 2014 to produce evidence of his false claims to military medals he was not entitled to. We received no response other than threats of legal action.
We again extend an invitation to Caesar to provide evidence of his Harvard University PhD, Oxford University Bachelor of Science and La Trobe University Bachelor of Business. We do not expect an answer, other than more legal threats.
Information displayed on this site is always supported by photographic and/or documentary evidence.
Caesar is fond of free publicity. We have notified the Gold Coast Bulletin about Caesar's fraudulent activities. Hopefully their own update will appear shortly, and he will be given some additional free publicity as well as ours.