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NEWS | Dec. 7, 2023

Chillicothe Soldier Receives Illinois Military Medal of Merit

Illinois Army National Guard 1st Lt. Benton Winscott, of Chillicothe, Illinois, was presented the Illinois Military Medal of Merit Dec. 5 at Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Winscott was honored for his work as the Illinois National Guard Joint Staff Strategic Plans and Policy Officer.

“Thank you for your hard work and efforts in the Joint Staff Strategy, Plans and Policy section,” said Brig. Gen. Mark Alessia, of Sherman, Director of the Illinois National Guard Joint Staff.

Winscott has been accepted into the Active Guard and Reserve Program and will become a training officer in the Cavalry Squadron.