Major Earl Wilson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and is the Chief of Military Justice (Chief Prosecutor) of 1st Cavalry Division’s Office of The Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Hood, Texas. As Chief of Military Justice, Major Wilson works with and supervises 5 prosecutors, 4 military justice advisor attorneys, and 4 paralegals. He is a 2008 graduate of Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and received an LLM in National Security Law from the Judge Advocate General’s School in 2020. In December 2009, he was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the United Army Reserve. He would later enter active duty service as a Judge Advocate in December 2011 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Major Wilson’s past assignments include Trial Counsel for Airborne & Ranger Training Brigade and 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia from 2011 – 2014, the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as Deputy Brigade Judge Advocate of 3d Brigade Combat Team (3BCT) and the Division’s Chief of Contract & Fiscal Law from November 2014 – June 2017, and Detachment Commander of the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School from 2017 – 2019. Major Wilson deployed to Iraq in 2015 with 3BCT in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Major Wilson’s awards and decorations include the following: the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal. He is authorized to wear the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Colombian Parachutist Badge, and the German Parachutist Badge.
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