Carbondale soldier tops in her graduating class

Carbondale soldier tops in her graduating class

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Six Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers graduated from the 129th Regional Training Institute's Motor Transportation Operator reclassification course on June 26.

The ceremony took place at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.

Pfc. Amanda Wallace of Carbondale, Illinois and five other citizen soldiers are now fully qualified Motor Transport Operators for the Illinois Army National Guard.

Wallace was the course's phase two Honor Graduate, receiving a coin and certificate of recognition.

Graduates must complete more than 220 hours of coursework as well as hands-on training over a two-phase, four-week period. During that time, they are trained and evaluated on the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles to include driving on and off-road, driving with and without a trailer, convoy operations, maintenance, crew drills and proper loading and hauling.

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