Command Sergeant Major found guilty of wearing unearned badges

Command Sgt. Maj. Perry McNeill was convicted by a military judge for eight counts of wearing “unauthorized insignia, decoration, badge, ribbon device, or lapel pin.”  He was also found guilty of making a false statement.

McNeil was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery unit at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  His trial was conducted as a special court-martial at Fort Sill on April 1st.

His charges spanned over a three year period while he was stationed in Japan, Turkey and Oklahoma.  According to the Army Times, he was convicted of wrongfully wearing the Ranger Tab and Pathfinder badge on multiple occasions in all three duty stations.

In 2015, McNeill knowingly submitted an altered version of his Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) showing the he graduated Ranger school in 1994.

His punishments, decided during his court-martial, are as follows:  a letter of reprimand, reduction in rank to E-7, and forfeitures of $500 a month for 10 months.



  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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