I have a high speed NCO SSG(P) who made the list in 7 years. This guy never had an EO complaint or any type of documents to defame his outstanding career. Lately he was accused of an equal oppurtunity event and findings were deemed substantiated by BN Commander. The problem is after reviewing his case with him it seems to me it was 95% gossiping. He is currently undecided of whether to appeal it because he was given a local letter of reprimand and his flag was removed so when his number comes up he will still get pin. He will also recieved a No block on Army Values stating he had EO violation. My question is in 5 NCOERS this will not be seen, which is possible for him since he has to wait 5 years to get looked at for E-8. Should he pursue this and if he doesn't what are the negatives and positives about this situation.