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NEWS | Oct. 17, 2022

Sycamore Soldier Retires from the Military

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Wolfe, of Sycamore, Illinois, was honored for his military service during a retirement ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, October 13. 

Wolfe enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard on March 30, 2000 as an 11B Infantryman. He served in Alpha and Bravo Company, 2/130 Infantry before joining the Recruiting and Retention Battalion (RRB) in March 2004 as a recruiter. During his time as a Recruiting and Retention Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), he worked out of the Lawrenceville, Paris, and Sycamore armories.  He was consistently a solid performing recruiter, earning multiple recruiting awards. Additionally, he spent eight years as a Military Science I & II instructor at Northern Illinois University ROTC.  

During his tenure, he enlisted more than 250 new Soldiers into the Army National Guard. In 2020, he transitioned to a Readiness NCO for Golf Company, RRB, where he worked to prepare Soldiers for basic training.  During his career, Wolfe was able to have an impact on more than 1,000 Soldiers. 

Some of his awards include three Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, seven Army Good Conduct Medals, and the Expert Recruiting Badge.