Sgt. 1st Class Erin O’Neill, a service rifle shooter and Team Chief of the Service Rifle team at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Georgia, has distinguished herself through her many accomplishments. She is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who began shooting smallbore and air rifle in 2001 and has numerous shooting accomplishments.
O’Neill graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 2006. O’Neill furthered her education at Texas Christian University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 2010. She is currently working on a Masters in Instructional Design and Technology with Purdue Global.
She enlisted in the Army February 15, 2011. After she completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training as a Battle Management System Operator at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, she was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.
O’Neill graduated from Leader Comprehensive Fitness, Fort Benning (2011), Basic Leader Course, Fort Benning (2012), Combat Lifesavers Course, Fort Benning (2013), Advanced Leader Course, Fort Sill (2017), and Senior Leader Course, Camp Blanding (2019).
Her awards include two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, President’s 100 tab, and Distinguished Excellence in Competition Rifleman’s Badge.