By all reports, AJ Dicken was a man with a dynamic personality who fooled a lot of people stole their money and their honor. Dicken had started a self defense training school in an old airport hanger in Carson City, Nevada. It was there that Navy veteran Carol Roberts first met him. She said that when he told her he was a former Navy SEAL, she believed him as he was a large man with a commanding presence. Dicken told her he was the most decorated Navy SEAL in history and that when he retired, he joined the CIA.