Staff Sergeant Erin McNeil, an international rifle shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Georgia, has distinguished herself through her many accomplishments. She is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, started shooting in 2001 and has numerous shooting accomplishments
McNeil graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 2006. McNeil furthered her education at Texas Christian University where she graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics in 2010.
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.
McNeil 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 the Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, President’s 100 tab, and Distinguished Excellence in Competition Rifleman’s Badge.