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Fort Sill Command Sergeant Major Convicted of 'Stolen Valor'

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Perry McNeill salutes alongside U.S. Airmen and coalition forces during a Dutch army change of command ceremony on Sept. 27, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Chase Hedrick/Air Force
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Perry McNeill salutes alongside U.S. Airmen and coalition forces during a Dutch army change of command ceremony on Sept. 27, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Chase Hedrick/Air Force

LAWTON, Okla. -- A command sergeant major at Fort Sill has been convicted of wearing unauthorized military insignia, including a Ranger Tab and the Pathfinder Badge.

Command Sgt. Maj. Perry McNeill was convicted last week by a military judge who sentenced McNeill to a demotion to sergeant first class, a letter of reprimand and to forfeit $500 in pay per month for 10 months.

The sentence must be approved by the fort's commanding general.

The Ranger Tab is awarded to those who complete Ranger School -- considered one of the Army's toughest training schools. The Pathfinder Badge goes to those who complete a school on managing helicopter landing zones, drop zones and other air-ground operations.

McNeill allegedly wore the badges between 2011 and 2014 while serving in Japan, Turkey and at Fort Sill.

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