Illinois National Guard

5 Feb 2013
Public Affairs Office
Chicago Soldier Promoted To Lieutenant Colonel

SPRINGFIELD – Thomas Povsner of Chicago, with the Illinois National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Feb. 3. 

Povsner enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1986 and commissioned in the Illinois Army National Guard in 1989. He is assigned as the director of Family Programs for Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield.  In his civilian job, Povsner is an officer for the Chicago Police Department. Povsner deployed to Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008.