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NEWS | Oct. 21, 2019

Rochester Soldier retires from Illinois Army National Guard

Joint Force Headquarters - Illinois National Guard

Springfield, Illinois – After 31 years serving in the Illinois Army National Guard, 1st Sgt. Jeramie Mayes, of Rochester, Illinois, is retiring.

Mayes, who is assigned to the 233rd Military Police Company, based in Springfield, enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard on Oct. 24, 1988.

“Thank you First Sergeant for your dedication and commitment to past and present Soldiers of the 233rd family,” said Company Commander Capt. Monica Perez. “Your knowledge, mentorship and experience has been vital to the success of the 233rd and for that we’re grateful. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.”

Mayes has deployed several times throughout his 31 year career, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Among his many awards and decorations, Mayes has been awarded a Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge.