MG(SC) THOMAS S. MULLIKIN
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GUARD
MG(SC) THOMAS S. MULLIKIN
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GUARD
The following is recommended for consideration and vote at the 2016 Annual Convention:
a. Section 1. General. In each state, commonwealth, or territory in which there is organized a State Guard, State Defense Force, State Military Reserve, or other militia organization, which is officially recognized, responsive to state authority and responsive to the State Guard Commander, and which is satisfactory to the Board of Directors, such organization shall be eligible for membership in this Association as a State Chapter. There shall be no more than one State Chapter per state or territory. The internal organization and operations of State Chapters shall be the prerogative of the chapter. However, only members who are active and in good standing in the same recognized State Guard or State Defense Force may hold office in the same.
b. Article III, Section 3. Voting Rights. The State Chapters in good standing shall cast votes by Delegates at any Association meeting. Each State Chapter in good standing shall have one (1) in the election of Directors, amendments of By-Laws, the adoption of Resolutions, and such other matters as may be referred to the States for action by the Board.
c. Chapter fees raised to $50.
This event will be concurrent with the SGAUS Annual Conference event in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Registration is for chaplains, chaplain assistants and chaplain candidates only. If interested in attending or supporting this training, please contact the SGAUS Chaplain, CH(COL-TN) Bob Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This event will be concurrent with the SGAUS Annual Conference event at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico. We are still in the planning stages so as we solidify the plan, we’ll share it with you and update the information in this notice. Registration is for attorney’s only. If interested in attending or supporting this training, please contact the SGAUS JAG Co-Chairs, CPT(TX) Michael Parker at michael.r.parker
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The Texas State Guard, in support of civil authorities, assisted in establishing safe shelters for evacuated flood victims in the south-eastern region of the state, March 14-21, 2016. “We have a total of 18 soldiers from the State Guard here to supplement the Red Cross in any way they need us. They run the shelter, and we support their efforts,” said Sgt. Christopher T. Riehle, recruiter, 3rd Battalion, 8th Regiment. “We train closely with the Red Cross and other agencies to make sure we are prepared for something like this.” The Texas State Guard trains annually to remain proficient in the duties they per-form while called upon during disaster relief missions. Some of the emergency response training includes shelter management, search and rescue, emergency communications, mass care and medical support. “We assist with setting up the shelter, but it could be anything from moving tables to providing security or just talking to the clients that are here,” said Staff Sgt. Nick B. Martinez, 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment.
“Just being able to help is a great reward.” Guardsmen ran 24-hour operations at the shelter to ensure anyone in need was equipped with immediate support. “At our peak we had about 170 clients that needed our help,” said Shelter Manager Marie Killingsworth, American Red Cross Volunteer. “The Soldiers have been here since the beginning. I love that they are so flexible, and can move at the drop of a dime.”
The Texas State Guard assisted with supporting three other safety shelters, two of which were evacuated due to flood concerns and consolidated in Beaumont. “This is now the fourth shelter we have been a part of and we are fully trained to do what it takes to help,” said Riehle. “The best part is when the clients thank us for being here because they know they’re going to get the help that they need.” The Texas Military Department activated more than 150 service members from the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas State Guard during severe flooding in Orange, Newton and Jasper counties. They provided swift water rescue support to emergency first responders, rescuing and evacuating 410 people from the floods, and supported shelter operations, providing basic necessities to hundreds of people in need.
In an inter-agency effort, the Adjutant General of Puerto Rico, Major General, Marta Carcana, and Brigadier General of the state command, Carlos Martinez, the Executive Chairman of the Water Authority, Alberto M. Lazarus, participated in a visual inspection in the area of Valley Hills in Canovanas where the Puerto Rico State Guard carried out the project “Water For Valley Hills” which will pro-vide drinking water to over 950 families.
On 13 March 2016, soldiers from the 65th Emergency Response Regiment (ERR), New York Guard in conjunction with elements of the New York Army National Guard 152nd ESC (Engineer Support Company) conducted another round of Joint road clearing operations at Youngstown Local Training Area (YLTA) in Ransomville, NY.
The 65th ERR provided three chainsaw teams, who assisted in the clearing of downed trees that were blocking the roads at the Youngstown training area. The trees and debris were then removed by elements of the NYARNG 152nd ESC.
The joint training and cleaning exercise gave both old and new soldiers of the 65th ERR a chance to get more practice and experience to work with their chainsaws and the opportunity to work side by side with their New York Army National Guard Engineer counterparts. The training and exercise was a valuable experience to the soldiers of the New York Guard, as it helped them to keep their skills fresh in debris removal, and gave them the opportunity to train with their National Guard counterparts in the 152nd ESC NYARNG.
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Selection as the SGAUS Soldier, NCO, and Officer of the Year is an exceptional honor for the Soldier selected but also a responsibility, as the Soldier selected will represent SGAUS for a year as the best of the best SGAUS has to offer. Therefore this selection should not be taken lightly or without due consideration. The Soldier selected for this honor must be one who consistently displays exception dedication, professionalism, performance, military bearing and appearance. For more information, please refer to this link … 2016 SGAUS Soldier-NCO-Officer of the Year Program
SGAUS Foundation is offering stipends (up to $5000) to members wanting to attend the Annual Conference Meeting. The stipend will cover the full conference registration fee and hotel room for three nights only. For more information please refer to this link … 2016 SGAUS Financial Stipend Program