Carlinville native enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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Pvt. Nicholas Bormida of Carlinville, Illinois, shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Reif, a recruiter with Illinois National Guard at the St. Louis Military Enlistment Processing Station in St. Lo

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/22/2017) (readMedia)-- Pvt. Nicholas J. Bormida, of Carlinville, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard August 15, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

Bormida enlisted as an 11B, Infantryman, and is assigned to Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program in Shiloh, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training Bormida will be assigned to Company C., 2nd Battalion 130th Infantry, based in, Litchfield, Illinois.

Bormida graduated from Carlinville High School, in Carlinville Illinois, and will attend basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia in late September.

After successfully completing his training, Bormida will take advantage of the Illinois National Guard Grant, which pays 100 percent of college tuition while he works as a full-time student and a part-time Soldier. He will also be eligible for the Select Reserve G.I. Bill and federal tuition.

The Recruiting and Retention Battalion and Company M congratulated Bormida and welcomed him into the Illinois Army National Guard.