As of 15 August 2012 Reorganization,
Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd (Highland) Brigade
Old (Prior to 15 August 2012 Reorganization)1st Battalion/2nd Brigade
Our Mission Was and Still Is
The mission of the State Guard is to respond in times of natural & man-made disasters to protect lives and property in South Carolina. While members of the State Guard are both volunteers and unpaid (unless activated by the Governor), their mission is to provide emergency services and support local communities with a variety of functions. These functions consist of but not limited to: color guards, military funerals, assistance to law enforcement with security & traffic control at parades, festivals, and races. To meet these various missions that may be assigned to the Guard, the South Carolina Adjutant General through his State Guard Chain of Command is responsible for organizing, developing, training, and maintaining a volunteer force within the military department to provide administrative, logistic, and environmental force multipliers for the State of South Carolina Military Department (SCMD). The SCMD consist of the SC Army National Guard (SCARNG), SC Air National Guard (SCANG), SC State Guard (SCSG), and the SC Emergency Preparedness Division (SCEPD).
1st Battalion Profile
In memory of LTC Ray Pitts
1st Battalion Commander 2000 - 2011 (Link to pictures of LTC Pitts service to the South Carolina State Guard)
The Old 1st Battalion of the 2nd Brigade currently operates out of the Laurens National Guard Armory at 4171 Torrington Road, Laurens, SC. The old 1st Battalion and the reorganized Alpha Company of the 2nd Battalion meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month with formation at 8am. Our new area of responsibility consist of Laurens, and Union counties. While we do not have these numbers at the present time, a recruiting drive is currently underway. For guard members, let others know about our web site and encourage them to both learn what we do and to join a truly outstanding organization.