The Adjunct General of the Illinois National Guard, Richard J. Hayes Jr. visited the Machesney Park Armory on Monday. State Representative John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) welcomed General Hayes to the Armory.
General Hayes and Rep. Cabello toured the facility and met with local staff. General Hayes officially started as The Adjutant General on Monday, June 8, after being appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on May 25. He replaced Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei, who is retiring after more than 38 years of military service.
The Machesney Park Armory was built in 1993 and stands close to 44,000 square feet. The compound houses multiply units that account for a wide variety of duties. Anyone wishing to get more information about joining the Illinois National Guard can visit the recruiting office at the Armory, 10451 N 2nd St, Machesney Park, IL 61115.