Command Sergeant Major
Mark Freeman
Who may apply?

South Carolina citizens of any race, religion, or sex between the ages of 17 and 70 who are interested in serving their communities may apply to join the State Guard. Prior military experience is not required for membership.
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Where would I serve?

Our members typically serve at a National Guard armory located in their area. Some members with special military qualifications may be asked to serve at the State Guard  headquarters in Columbia. The State Guard is not usually deployed outside the state. Some units, however, did serve in New York after the attacks of 9/11 and in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, contact the State Guard's Olympia Armory at (866) 238-3181 (toll-free) or (803) 299-4238. You may also download an Application Packet.
Can I get credit for civilian experience?

Having urgently needed skills may result in an entry rank that reflects an applicant's professional experience. Candidates without prior military experience may - based on education and civilian experience - qualify for commissioned or non-commissioned officer rank.
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Copyright 2012 South Carolina State Guard
BG Richard A. Eckstrom commands the S.C. State Guard in its mission of providing internal (state) security, various disaster relief operations, and protection from civil disorder. The State Guard serves as a component of the broader S.C. Military Dept., which is commanded by the Adjutant General of South Carolina.
State Guard Commander

The SCSG acts in a support role for the National Guard, law enforcement and other state, county and municipal agencies during times of emergency. The State Guard is managed by the South Carolina Military Department under the direction of the Adjutant General. Its Commander in Chief is the governor of the State of South Carolina.
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Brigade Realignments:

BG Eckstrom speaks of recent changes regarding brigade - battalion realignment and recruiting efforts. Please see this important information  - 12Oct2012-Memo
Military Academy - 2014 Training Classes

Registration for 2014 classes begins 1 July and ends 1 Sep 2013.  For a list of available courses and to download the student handbook, click here.