Sgt. First Class Timothy Allsteadt, of Bourbonnais, Illinois, was honored for his military service during a retirement ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, October 13.
Allsteadt enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in November 1999 under the Split Training option that allows you to attend basic training after your junior year of high school. After graduating high school, he completed 11B Infantryman training in August 2001 and was assigned to Company C, 1/178 Infantry in Kankakee. He mobilized to Germany in February 2002 under Task Force Santa Fe in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Additionally, he mobilized to Ft. Polk Louisiana, in July 2004 to August 2005 under Operation Cajun Fury in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Allsteadt joined the Recruiting and Retention Battalion in October 2005 and began his full-time Active Guard Reserve career as a recruiter in Kankakee in July 2006. From July 2006 to February 2013, he recruited in Kankakee. From 2013 to 2016, he was assigned as an on-campus recruiter for Olivet, Wheaton and Lewis University. From 2016 to 2018, he was assigned as a recruiter in Joliet. In February 2018, he was transferred to the marketing department at the Recruiting and Retention Battalion Headquarters and assigned as the marketing noncommissioned officer (NCO) in charge until December 2021. His last military assignment was as the retention NCO for the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.