Troy Native Enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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Pvt. 1st Class Shawn Giles of Petersburg, Illinois, poses at the St. Louis Military Enlistment Processing Station in St. Louis, Missouri, August 14. Giles enlisted as a Quartermaster

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/22/2017) (readMedia)-- Pvt. 1st Class Shawn Giles, of Troy, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard August 14, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

Giles enlisted as a 91J, Quartermaster, and is assigned to Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program in Shiloh, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training Giles will be assigned to 445th Chemical Company, based in Shiloh, Illinois.

Giles is 2015 graduate of Triad High School in Troy Illinois.

After successfully completing his training, Giles 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 Giles and welcomed him into the Illinois Army National Guard.