I thought that it was one of the Pathfinder school owners that dropped him in it over his service record? I know the Americans can be very unforgiving about that sort of thing. I can kind of understand it but can also imagine it is very tempting to embellish your history when a TV studio knocks on your door offering fame and fortune. I think he made a bad call and got caught out. No one said the guy was a genius after all. I do also wonder if the balance was quite right on the show too. They were meant to be survival experts from opposite ends of the spectrum but the reality is they were fairly similar once you got to see them together. Dave was always much more of a backwoods man rather than a military man in his style (and now we perhaps know why). Maybe Discovery thought they complimented each other to well and they wanted to see more of a conflict of styles. The new guy seems much more the gung ho soldier boy that could provide that conflict which do doubt Discovery hope to make more entertaining viewing.