The SC. State Guard’s 1st Brigade serves several counties in central South Carolina – and provides assistance when requested to all counties statewide – fulfilling the State Guard’s mission of acting as early responders by providing immediate boots on the ground with ability to sustain operations for 48 hours. Our members are all volunteers who share a passion for service and an equally strong commitment to their fellow South Carolinians. Welcome to the 1st Brigade. South Carolina Military Department.