Illies commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army
Nathan J. Illies has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, Queens, New York.
The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty or job. Afterward, the officer will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes.
Illies is the son of Diane and Neal Illies of Solway.