Pvt. Andrew Angleton poses with his father, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Darrell Angleton of Alton, and recruiter, Sgt. 1st Class Mario Saenz of Alton after enlisting into the Illinois Army National Guard.
ALTON — Pvt. Andrew D. Angleton of Alton was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard on Sept. 26 at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.
Angleton enlisted as an 11B, Infantryman, and will be assigned to the Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program based in Shiloh.
He will use the Illinois Army National Guard’s split training option, which means he will attend basic combat training between his junior and senior years of high school. After he graduates, he will attend advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.
He also received 100 percent free college tuition with the Illinois National Guard Grant and the Select Reserve Montgomery G.I. Bill. Angleton plans on attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
He is a junior at Marquette Catholic High School and will graduate in 2018. His parents, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Darrell Angleton and Carrie Angleton, brother Chris, and friends said they are proud of his decision to honorably serve his community, state and country. The Recruiting and Retention Battalion and Company M RSP congratulates Andrew and welcomes him into the Illinois Army National Guard.