Glenn Remsen
Commander, 1st Civil Support Brigade

COL Glenn Remsen graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He was commissioned in the United States Army Reserve as a Chemical Officer.

He began his career in the South Carolina State Guard in 2006 and served as the 3rd Brigade Assistant G3 and HHD Company Commander. Other South Carolina State Guard assignments include: Division Assistant G2, 3rd Brigade G2, Chief RAIDER Instructor at the South Carolina State Guard Military Academy, RAIDER Task Force Commander, Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) Section Chief, SCNG appointed Anti-Terrorism Officer for the South Carolina State Guard, and Provost Marshal.

While serving as the 3rd Brigade Assistant G3, COL Remsen initiated the State Guard’s annual involvement in supporting the Cooper River Bridge Run (2007). Later in his State Guard Career he fostered relationships with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and United States Air Force Reserve which led to significant SCSG involvement in Air Force Reserve pre-deployment training.

COL Remsen worked for 17 years (2006-2023) at The Citadel. During his first four years on staff at The Citadel, he worked in the Office of Cadet Admissions and rose to the position of Assistant Director of Admissions. For 13 years at The Citadel, COL Remsen served in the Office of the Commandant as a Company TAC Officer directly involved in the leadership development process of members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. He is the first officer from the South Carolina State Guard to work as a full time TAC in the Office of the Commandant.

COL Remsen’s last assignment as a TAC Officer lasted for 8 years as the Palmetto Battery TAC. During this assignment he had the additional duty of training cadets how to operate black powder replica Howitzers as well as the Army’s 75mm and 105mm Howitzers (salute guns). He also provided oversight to The Citadel’s Cadet Honor Guard.

COL Remsen holds a Master’s of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from The Citadel. He received his military intelligence certifications from the United States Army University of Military Intelligence.

COL Remsen’s Law Enforcement career began in 2014 by successfully completing the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Program. He currently works full time at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department as a South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy certified Deputy Sheriff. In his position at RCSD, he is responsible for coordinating Critical Infrastructure Protection programs and operations within Richland County, SC.

COL Remsen’s awards from the South Carolina State Guard include the: Distinguished Service Medal, Medal of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Homeland Defense Achievement Medal. He has also been awarded the title of “Honorary Green Beret” by the South Carolina Chapter of the Special Forces Association, and is a recipient of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Merit Award in Crime Suppression.