Chad Chan Dieu, 39, was seen wearing a Navy uniform and ribbons at the National Naval Medical Center base exchange between July 15, 2009, and Aug. 3, 2009.
Dieu's outfit caught the attention of a service member because the ribbons he was wearing appeared incongruous. A service member in the shop reported to base police that Dieu was wearing a Navy SEAL badge, a Defense Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, a Navy distinguished Service Medal, a Silver Star, a Purple Heart and other ribbons.
On another occasion, when Dieu was in the Uniform Shop wearing a Navy uniform, he identified himself to police as a Navy SEAL and was released. Investigators later found he was never a member of the military.
A search of Dieu's car recovered several decorations and medals.
In addition to the jail time, Dieu was sentenced to a year of probation with mental health treatment and 100 hours of community service to be served within six months.