This week, students at Irmo, Dutch Fork, Chapin, and Spring Hill High Schools had the opportunity to meet with Midshipman 1/C Colin Creighton to discuss the process and requirements for admission to the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD. At Chapin high school, Creighton was joined by Midshipmen 1/CContinue Reading

Army veteran, former State Guard commander addresses Midlands-area universities By Alex Junes-Ward Maj. General (Ret.) Tom Mullikin, former commanding general of the S.C. State Guard and a veteran U.S. Army officer, spoke to audiences at both Columbia International University (CIU) and the University of South Carolina (USC) as part ofContinue Reading

Discussions range from family to recruiting to fitness By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott welcomed Brig. General Jason E. Kelly, U.S. Army, to Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) headquarters in Columbia for an informal meeting between the two senior chiefs, Tuesday, Oct. 25. Among the discussionContinue Reading

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presents decorationBy Alex Junes-Ward Dr. Tom Mullikin, a former U.S. Army officer and retired commander of the S.C. State Guard, was presented the Order of Saint Maurice (OSM) during ceremonies at the Governor’s office, S.C. State House, Thursday, Sept. 1. A National Infantry award, theContinue Reading

The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will host a change of command ceremony Aug. 31 to welcome Brig. Gen. Jason E. Kelly as its new commanding general. The event will be at 9 a.m. on Victory Field. Kelly will become the 53rd commanding general for Fort Jackson. Kelly willContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Lieutenant General Maria Gervais, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), was the keynote speaker at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Fort Jackson-Palmetto State chapter’s monthly luncheon, March 8. Gervais addressed the all-volunteerContinue Reading