Major General Stanhope Spears


1 National Guard Rd.

Columbia, SC 29201-4766

Phone: 803-806-4217 • Fax: 803-806-4468









State Area Command (STARC)

59th Troop Command

59th Aviation Troop Command

151st Field Artillery Brigade

218th Enhanced Separate Brigade

218th Leadership Regiment

228th Signal Brigade

263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command





Helicopter_in_front_of_explosionThe South Carolina Army National Guard had yet another outstanding and record-setting year in Fiscal Year 2010.  While remaining one of the most deployed states in the nation, the South Carolina National Guard continues to excel and remain in the top five of all Guard programs nationwide.  The South Carolina National Guard has become a national leader in deployment readiness programs, counter drug operations, new and innovative readiness training, military support to civilian authorities, community relations programs, legislative programs, joint operations and professional development programs to name a few. The 218th MEB developed and trained two CCMRF units to react to catastrophic domestic incidents and is the lead unit on the ground with operational control of more than a dozen Reserve and National Guard units for domestic disasters.  The 263rd AAMDC successfully conducted the first ever proof of operational concept for the D-IADS including east coast to west coast deployment, integration of Naval and Air Force surveillance and air defense platforms, and inter-agency coordination/liaison with over thirty supported agencies.  South Carolina National Guard Army Aviation received and now fly some of the first UH-72 Lakota’s straight from the factory assembly line. SCNG Army Aviation also began the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team for MSCA operations, safely redeployed their UH-60, CH-47 and S&S Battalion units from Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. The SCNG first ever Air and Ground Show was an overwhelming success combining Army Aviation, Army track and wheeled vehicles, Army and Air ground forces and Air Guard Aviation assets to put on a first of its kind show for the citizens of South Carolina at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.








Colonel Christopher T. Eaker


9 National Guard Road

Columbia, SC 29201-4763

Phone: 803-806-4300 Fax: 803-806-1540




Military Pay and Allowances

Civilian Payroll

Goods and Services

Military Construction

Total Economic Impact

$ 343,518,909

$ 101,457,600

$ 119,564,146

$ 173,101,680

$ 737,642,334


Economic impact multiplier of 1.84 has been applied.



Soldier_wearing_protective_maskThe South Carolina Army National Guard was sufficiently funded in FY10 to support its Federal mission. The South Carolina Army National Guard continues to deploy and redeploy units to support Overseas Contingency Operations and supported the oil disaster in the Gulf.  South Carolina executed $292.4M in FY10. We executed $131.5M in pay and allowances. The CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF) executed $30.997 million in pay, allowances, and training funds.


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