For Immediate Release: July 14, 2018
Contact: 2LT Brad Bailey (808) 312-7567
COLUMBIA, SC…The South Carolina State Guard (SCSG) unveiled a new logo today during its monthly drill that Public Affairs representative LTC Scott Malyerck called “A fantastic representation of the history and future of the organization.”
With roots dating back to 1670, the South Carolina State Guard is among the oldest state defense force organizations in the country. State Guard members are all volunteers who share a passion for service and an equally strong commitment to their fellow South Carolinians.
From search and rescue operations and medical teams, legal and engineering expertise, chaplain and counseling services to direct distribution of supplies and providing military funeral honors for veterans, members of the South Carolina State Guard are “Trained and Ready” to serve when called upon.
The new State Guard Logo is “Something for which we are all proud,” explained Malyerck adding. “We have generations of members who have helped build this historic organization and who are proud to volunteer their time to help their neighbors when disaster strikes.”
COL Caroline Watson, the SCSG Public Affairs Officer, said that getting the word out about the 1000s of volunteer hours Guard members provide annually is paramount. “We have an incredible organization with professionally trained men and women who give their time to South Carolina,” explained Watson. “We will use our new logo to promote the Guard and to continue to recruit those who wish to serve the citizens of South Carolina,” Watson said.
As part of the unveiling of the new logo, local media representatives, including Paul Osmundson from The State Newspaper, Chad Mills from WIS-TV, and Kelly Nash from 975 WCOS were on hand to talk with SCSG personnel about the current trends in news reporting.
Those interested in finding out more about the State Guard, or in joining, should visit www.sc.sg.gov.