SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/05/2015)(readMedia)-- Story by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office

Thirteen Army National Guard Soldiers received certificates of completion for their success during the Illinois Army National Guard's 129th Regional Training Institute Signal Support System Specialist (25U) Reclassification Course Feb. 4 at a ceremony held at the Illinois Military Academy at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois. Three of the 13 graduates were from the Illinois Army National Guard.

Three of the four spots for honor graduates were Illinois Guardsmen. These Soldiers were Sgt. First Class Anthony Flam of Chicago with the Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment in Chicago; Sgt. First Class Shawn Cannamore of Metropolis, Illinois with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in Marion, Illinois; and Spc. Richard Crosby Sanders of Collinsville with the Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in Litchfield, Illinois.

The Soldiers learned information technology vital skills during the two-phase course held over a four-week period, such as installing and troubleshooting communication systems.

Signal Support Systems Specialists are primarily responsible for working with battlefield signal support systems and terminal devices.