The advisory council involves thoughtful leaders who regularly provide advice to the Gold Star Mission Leadership, and serve as a resource to help guide the direction of the organization and navigate its future.
- Major General (ret.) Daniel Krumrei, Former Adjutant General of Illinois National Guard
- Major General (ret.) William Enyart, Former Adjutant General of Illinois National Guard
- Major General (ret.) Mark Rabin, Former General in the Illinois National Guard
- Brigadier General (ret.) Steven Huber, Former Deputy Commanding General, First Army Division East
- Colonel (ret.) Troy Philips, Former Commander of 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade