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State Guard


The SC State Guard (SCSG) is the State’s authorized and funded militia, and assumes a support role for the SCNG in the event the SCNG is mobilized. The SCNG is headquartered at the historic Olympia Armory in Columbia. The over 900 volunteer members of the SCSG consists of both retired and former military personnel as well as non-prior military service personnel, select professionals with specialized skills, and community leaders. The SGSG is organized to augment the State’s emergency response capabilities.