Military Support
Training Division
Plans, Training, and Operations


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Plans, Training and Operations (POTO) is responsible for a wide array of areas. POTO takes an active and aggressive role in securing unique training opportunities for Illinois Army National Guard units including the States Overseas Deployment program. Illinois Army National Guard units routinely deploy for training worldwide. Countries such as Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Egypt, Germany, Poland, Korea, Japan are just a few examples of our worldwide commitments. These commitments insure Illinois units are trained and ready for actual contingency operations if called.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army. Photographer: Tech Sgt. Russell Cooley, IV
Through hard work and aggressive leadership Illinois Army National Guard units maintain a high state of readiness. Due to our Readiness Posture, Illinois has several high priority units prepared to deploy worldwide in support of the Active Army