Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention

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The Army National Guard is a whole new way to serve. It's all about a commitment to help communities in need. It's solid dedication to country. In war and in peace, it's a citizen-soldier tradition that spans more than 360 years. It's an elite team that shares similar core values, convictions and beliefs. This is what it means to be in the Army National Guard.

05/01/2024

Happy First Day of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month from Sergeant Luigi Cabantog of the Recruiting and Retention Battalion Bravo Company Avengers and the rest of the ILARNG family!

Saluting our troops on and off the battlefield! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Yesterday's military appreciation softball game was an amazing event!...
04/18/2024

Saluting our troops on and off the battlefield! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Yesterday's military appreciation softball game was an amazing event! Thank you to all who came out to watch the Nokomis High School Softball team play! And a huge thank you and congratulations to SFC Adam Phillips for putting it together. πŸ₯Ž

Contact your local recruiter to see how you can put together a military appreciation game at your school at nationalguard.com/get-started

04/16/2024

Are you an electronic mastermind? πŸ’»βš‘οΈ Be the unseen force that dominates the spectrum - an Electronic Warfare Specialist. Think unconventionally, control the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), and defeat our enemies.

Ask your local recruiter about 17E Electronic Warfare MOS. 33d Infantry Brigade Combat Team

🌞✨ Eclipse Recap! πŸŒ‘βœ¨ Yesterday's sky show was a hit! Did you get a chance to see the Solar Eclipse with our limited edit...
04/09/2024

🌞✨ Eclipse Recap! πŸŒ‘βœ¨ Yesterday's sky show was a hit! Did you get a chance to see the Solar Eclipse with our limited edition Illinois Army National Guard Solar Eclipse Glasses? Don't worry, there will be another chance in 2045! Hope you enjoyed the spectacle as much as we did!

Secure your future with us. Gain skills and education, serve your community, and stay close to home while building a suc...
04/05/2024

Secure your future with us. Gain skills and education, serve your community, and stay close to home while building a successful career!

πŸŽ“πŸŒŸ Attention all future leaders! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“Are you passionate about serving your community while pursuing your educational goals...
03/22/2024

πŸŽ“πŸŒŸ Attention all future leaders! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“

Are you passionate about serving your community while pursuing your educational goals? πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβœ¨ Join us on April 6th for an exclusive event highlighting the Illinois State Tuition Waiver program!

We're thrilled to invite you to explore the incredible opportunities available to you through the Illinois National Guard ROTC Program. πŸ“šπŸ’Ό Whether you're currently enrolled in college or planning your educational journey, this event is your chance to learn how you can earn your degree while serving your country.

Don't miss out on this chance to turn your aspirations into reality! 🌟 Scan the QR code today to registerand take the first step towards a brighter future with the Illinois Army National Guard. πŸ’ΌπŸŽ“

Explore the realm of electronic warfare 🌐πŸ’₯ within the Illinois Army National Guard.
03/22/2024

Explore the realm of electronic warfare 🌐πŸ’₯ within the Illinois Army National Guard.

A big congratulations to SSG Francisco Orozco for earning not one, not two but four Grand Slam awards! SSG Orozco put in...
03/20/2024

A big congratulations to SSG Francisco Orozco for earning not one, not two but four Grand Slam awards! SSG Orozco put in the work and got quadruple enlistments in a month in October, November, December and January! Great job SSG Orozco!

A well deserved congratulations is due to SSG Chanc Mcestes for enlisting 4 people in a month and earning his Grand Slam...
03/20/2024

A well deserved congratulations is due to SSG Chanc Mcestes for enlisting 4 people in a month and earning his Grand Slam Award! Great job SSG Mcestes!

A great job is due to Bravo RSP Co's SFC Darrell Rachal for putting in the work to enlist 4+ people in a month and being...
03/11/2024

A great job is due to Bravo RSP Co's SFC Darrell Rachal for putting in the work to enlist 4+ people in a month and being awarded the Grand Slam Award! Congratulations SFC Rachal, your hard work is appreciated!

A big congratulations to SSG Antonio Taylor from Foxtrot RSP Co. for enlisting 4+ people in a month into the Illinois Ar...
03/11/2024

A big congratulations to SSG Antonio Taylor from Foxtrot RSP Co. for enlisting 4+ people in a month into the Illinois Army National Guard and earning himself a Grand Slam Award! Great job SSG Taylor!

Congratulations to Golf RSP Co's very own SSG Laquan Melvin for earning not one, but two Grand Slam awards for 4 people ...
03/08/2024

Congratulations to Golf RSP Co's very own SSG Laquan Melvin for earning not one, but two Grand Slam awards for 4 people in a month in December and another 4 in February! Great job and thank you for all your hard work!

In case you missed it, Lima RSP Co 'srecent Career Fair at Newton Community High School was a hit! πŸ’₯πŸ‘₯ We loved connectin...
03/08/2024

In case you missed it, Lima RSP Co 'srecent Career Fair at Newton Community High School was a hit! πŸ’₯

πŸ‘₯ We loved connecting with students eager to learn about the multiple career paths and benefits the Illinois Army National Guard offers. From tuition assistance to job training, there's something for everyone! πŸ’Ό

πŸŽ“ Missed the event? Don't worry! Reach out to your local recruiter to explore how the Guard can shape your future. Let's get started on your journey today! πŸš€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Another Grand Slam winner! Congratulations to SFC Jacob Servis from India RSP Co for enlisting 4+ people in a month! Out...
03/07/2024

Another Grand Slam winner! Congratulations to SFC Jacob Servis from India RSP Co for enlisting 4+ people in a month! Outstanding job and keep up the great work!

This past weekend SGM Miller presented SFC Matthew Oliva from Delta RSP Co at the DECA Conference with a Grand Slam Awar...
03/05/2024

This past weekend SGM Miller presented SFC Matthew Oliva from Delta RSP Co at the DECA Conference with a Grand Slam Award for enlisting 4+ people in one month! Great job SFC Oliva on your hard work!

Ready to turn your love for electronics and computers into something impactful? Join the Illinois Army National Guard's ...
03/05/2024

Ready to turn your love for electronics and computers into something impactful? Join the Illinois Army National Guard's newest and most rapidly developing branch, the Cyber Corps, with MOS: 17E - Electromagnetic Warfare Specialist. Defeat enemy systems and pave your way to an IT and Electronic Engineering career. Learn more by clicking the link. >>> https://bit.ly/48Ps4Na

Today, our best Enlisted, Officer, and Warrant Officer recruiters were honored with coins by the Illinois National Guard...
02/05/2024

Today, our best Enlisted, Officer, and Warrant Officer recruiters were honored with coins by the Illinois National Guard Adjutant General for their outstanding achievements last year and ongoing success this year.
Are you eager to join this winning team? Drop us a message to kickstart the conversation, or visit nationalguard.com/get-started to connect with your local National Guard recruiter.

A well deserved congrats to Lima Co's SSG Austin Wanke for winning a minuteman award at the last state meeting. Your ded...
02/03/2024

A well deserved congrats to Lima Co's SSG Austin Wanke for winning a minuteman award at the last state meeting. Your dedication and diligence has succeed!

Great Job SSG Wanke!

We're thrilled to announce SGT Gavin Hoene on his well-deserved promotion! His dedication and hard work in Lima Company ...
02/03/2024

We're thrilled to announce SGT Gavin Hoene on his well-deserved promotion! His dedication and hard work in Lima Company have paid off. Congratulations SGT Hoene and we can't wait to see all that you'll do!

Flashback to the unforgettable High School Military Appreciation Night at Nokomis High School. Thank you SFC Phillips fo...
01/30/2024

Flashback to the unforgettable High School Military Appreciation Night at Nokomis High School. Thank you SFC Phillips for putting in the time to make it a great night!

Talk to your local recruiter on how to set up a military appreciation night at your high school!

What a drill weekend with Illinois National Guard M Co RSP. We had an outstanding family holiday party, complete with a ...
12/18/2023

What a drill weekend with Illinois National Guard M Co RSP. We had an outstanding family holiday party, complete with a cake to celebrate the National Guard's birthday.πŸŽ‰ A special thanks to the St. Louis Blues organization for allowing Louie to stop by and make our day even more special! πŸŽ‚πŸŽŠ

Private Alessandro Rodriguez is a talented student who has recently joined our ranks. He excels in Welding Technology at...
12/13/2023

Private Alessandro Rodriguez is a talented student who has recently joined our ranks. He excels in Welding Technology at Morton West High School. With the guidance of his welding instructor, Mr. Nolan, he created Bravo Company's Avengers emblem using sheet metal and presented it to our cadre.

We appreciate the support and encouragement provided by Morton West's faculty towards their students' decision to enlist. As a token of our appreciation, we presented them with certificates of appreciation.

We want to thank PVT Rodriguez for his thoughtful gift to kick off the holiday season. πŸ₯³πŸŽ

Today is the day! Who will win? The annual Army vs. Navy Football game is live at 2 p.m CST on CBS! πŸŽ‰πŸ”₯ Let the cheers an...
12/09/2023

Today is the day! Who will win? The annual Army vs. Navy Football game is live at 2 p.m CST on CBS! πŸŽ‰πŸ”₯ Let the cheers and chants begin! πŸ™ŒπŸŽŠ

It's that time of year again!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸˆ Tune in tomorrow at 2 p.m. CST on CBS as Army takes on Navy in the continuing football ...
12/08/2023

It's that time of year again!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸˆ Tune in tomorrow at 2 p.m. CST on CBS as Army takes on Navy in the continuing football rivalry! Get ready for heart-pounding action and patriotic pride! πŸŽ‰

Exciting News for Future Leaders! 🌟On November 30, 2023, the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) witnessed a mome...
12/05/2023

Exciting News for Future Leaders! 🌟

On November 30, 2023, the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) witnessed a momentous occasion as cadets from various Army components eagerly received their branch assignments. The commitment to serve was strong among these cadets, with a special focus on those destined for the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG), spanning programs within the state and prestigious out-of-state universities.

Branch night reveal events unfolded at ROTC Battalions across Illinois, including the distinguished University of Illinois Chicago and the esteemed University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The UIC Fire Battalion ROTC proudly hosted eight ILARNG cadets as they discovered their future branches. The presence of Colonel Seth Hible, Commander of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, added a touch of honor to the UIC branch night, where he personally introduced these aspiring Army National Guard officers to their exciting new career paths.

Meanwhile, Major David Wachtveitl, the ILARNG Officer Strength Manager, graced the U of I Champaign-Urbana ROTC branch night, engaging with ten cadets destined to become Lieutenants in the ILARNG. The diversity of branch assignments within the state was evident, ranging from Aviation and Cyber to Infantry, Armor, Medical Service, and Transportation, among others.

If you're inspired to turn your college experience into a rewarding career as an Army Officer, seize the opportunity! Reach out to your local recruiter today by visiting nationalguard.com or contacting the ILARNG Officer Strength Manager's office at (309) 567-7017. πŸŽ“πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Foxtrot Company proudly witnessed SSG's remarkable journey to becoming SFC Warren, an achievement made even more special...
12/03/2023

Foxtrot Company proudly witnessed SSG's remarkable journey to becoming SFC Warren, an achievement made even more special as her daughter pinned her.

Congratulations on this significant and well-deserved promotion!

The ROTC Southern Region Illinois State Tuition Waiver combine, hosted by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will ...
11/21/2023

The ROTC Southern Region Illinois State Tuition Waiver combine, hosted by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will be held at Camp Lincoln on April 27, 2024. The Illinois State Tuition Waiver (ISTW) offers students the ability to see if ROTC is right for them, without contracting or enlisting in the Army. Students receive a 1-year tuition waiver to a University with an ROTC program in Illinois, in exchange for participating in ROTC classes and physical training. Current ILARNG Soldiers may also apply to see if the officer pathway is right for them. Sign up today for the opportunity to compete for an ISTW this Spring.

The ILARNG OSM Specialty Branch Recruiting Team attended the 2023 American Medical Forum Internal Medicine and Primary C...
11/21/2023

The ILARNG OSM Specialty Branch Recruiting Team attended the 2023 American Medical Forum Internal Medicine and Primary Care conference in Chicago November 16-18, 2023. CPT Konrad Kalita briefed providers from across Illinois at the conference on opportunities to join the ILARNG as AMEDD officers, and spoke to numerous physicians interested in serving.

The National Guard offers numerous programs designed to assist future providers in attaining their goals, and incentives for providers already in practice to serve as Army medical officers. If you have an interest in speaking with the Specialty Branch Officer recruiter call CPT Konrad Kalita at (217) 725-1586 today.

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