Originally Posted by HankStone
No one talks to the Sergent Major,not even mucking Generals!
THE Sergeant Major? Sorry, but there's only one who's remembered.
Gene C. McKinney was the 10th sergeant major of the army (SMA) of the United States, serving from July 1995 to October 1997. He was the first and to date the only African American to reach that rank in the United States Army. In 1998, he was court martialed on a variety of charges including sexual harassment and obstruction of justice. He was convicted of the obstruction of justice charge and demoted to the rank of master sergeant [with] a reprimand [and cashiered at SMA pay!].
In 2010... McKinney allegedly hit a man with his car on purpose, and was charged with felony malicious wounding. This occurred after McKinney was driving erratically... When the passengers exited the car, one of them attempted to take a photograph of McKinney's license plate, and claimed that McKinney drove his car into him... a judge ruled that the evidence in the case was sufficient to proceed to trial. He was indicted for malicious wounding (a felony)
and reckless driving (a misdemeanor).
As a part of his plea agreement the felony charge was reduced to disorderly conduct. He was also sentenced to 1 year in prison, which the judge suspended all but 10 days. McKinney was given credit for time served and only had to serve an additional 2 days.
I hope he's no longer allowed to posess a firearm!