Recruiting and Retention Command Holds Award Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Illinois National Guard PAO   
Friday, 10 August 2012 08:23

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/09/2012)(readMedia)-- Illinois Army National Guard recruiters from across the state with the Recruiting and Retention Command in Springfield gathered at the Illinois Military Academy at Camp Lincoln in Springfield for an awards ceremony Aug. 8.

"I wish I could give an award to everyone," said Lt. Col. Mark Alessia of Sherman, Recruiting and Retention Commander. "I appreciate everything you guys are doing."

Among the awards were the top Recruiter of the Year, which went to Staff Sgt. Daniel Neville of Plainfield with 41 enlistments for 2012 and the Rookie of the Year, which went to Sgt. 1st Class Craig Watkins of Sciota with 30 enlistments for 2012.

Other awards include:

U Can, I Did Club, which was awarded to:

• Neville

• Watkins

• Sgt. Mark Maroon of Aurora

Paul McDade Award, which was awarded to:

• Watkins

• Maroon

• Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Cerminn of Columbia

• Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Rose of Oquawka

• Staff Sgt. Lawrence Orsborn of Loves Park

• Sgt. 1st Class Levi Miller of Gays

• Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Krajefska of Salem

• Sgt. 1st Class Chad McDannald of Warrenville

• Sgt. 1st Class Carl Langs of Highland Park

• Staff Sgt. Justin Gullion of Northbrook

Commanders Top 10, which was awarded to:

• Rose with 20 enlistments

• Sgt. David Klotz of Blandinsville with 20 enlistments

• Cerminn with 21 enlistments

• Sgt. Jason Lichauer of Bloomington with 21 enlistments

• Sgt. Giuseppe Ferrioli of Belvidere with 22 enlistments

• Staff Sgt. Joseph Dixon of McLean with 22 enlistments

• Sgt. 1st Class Samer Elguindy of Elgin with 23 enlistments

• Watkins with 30 enlistments

• Maroon with 34 enlistments

• Neville with 41 enlistments


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