12 Oct '17, 7pm

Marine arrested for trespassing after unfurling white nationalist banner could be promoted

He was arrested after he helped unfurl a white nationalist banner and pleaded guilty to trespassing, but Sgt. Michael Chesny could still make staff sergeant. Chesny, an explosive ordnance technician, was selected to be promoted by a staff sergeant promotion board that met on July 12, said Mike Barton, a spokesman for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, where Chesny is stationed. “Selectees are assigned a seniority number, which is used to rank them in order for promotion over the coming year,” Barton told Marine Corps Times. Two Marines who unfurled white supremacist banner get no jail time The North Carolina-based Marines were arrested in May at a pro-Confederate rally. One remains in the Corps, the other may soon be separated. By: Jeff Schogol Although the results of the promotion board were announced on Sept. 7, Chesny has remained a sergeant, Barton ...

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