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NEWS | Jan. 12, 2024

Mount Prospect Resident Promoted to Major in the Illinois Army National Guard

Illinois Army National Guard Maj. Monica Perez, the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade plans officer (S5), was promoted to major on Nov. 18 at the brigade headquarters on the Heartland Community College campus in Normal, Illinois.  

Perez has served as platoon leader and executive officer in the 933rd Military Police Company. In 2017 she deployed to Afghanistan as the Force Protection officer with the Bilateral Embedded Support Team (BEST-A19).  

While a BEST team member, Perez was the team leader of Task Force White Eagle Guardian Angel Unit, supporting key leader engagements to members of the National Security Judicial Development and Detachment team. She completed over 50 guardian angel missions during her rotation.  

After her tour in Afghanistan Perez was assigned as the logistics (S4) officer-in-charge of the 33rd Military Police Battalion. In March 2019 she took command of the 233rd Military Police Company. During her command time she mobilized with the unit to various state active missions.