Georgia Department of Defense 2012 Annual Report
2012 was yet another dynamic year for the organization, a year full of growth and excellence in mission accomplishment. In this Annual Report, you can learn more about some of the organization, as well as the units themselves, and some specifics about the economic and educational effects the Ga. DoD has on Georgia. We look forward to continuing to serve, and to continuously seek ways to improve our service through the Georgia Department of Defense.
Georgia Department of Defense 2012 Annual Report Georgia Army National Guard | Georgia Air National Guard | Georgia State Defense Force State of Georgia Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL P.O. BOX 1970 MARIETTA, GA 30061 My fellow Georgians, It is with great pride that I present you with this Annual Report outlining the accomplishments of the Georgia Department of Defense for 2012. This report reflects the duty and achievements of the more than 15,000 men and women that comprise the Georgia Department of Defense. The year 2012 saw multiple global deployments for both the Georgia Army and Air National Guard. From combat operations in Afghanistan to training exercises in Malaysia, these missions were executed professionally and successfully by our Soldiers and Airmen. Within our own borders, our Guardsmen have supported natural disaster relief efforts from tornadoes in our own State to Hurricane Sandy relief operations in the Northeast. Our Civil Support Team, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units, and Counterdrug Task Force assisted Federal, State, and Local law enforcement operations on a regular basis. The Georgia National Guard also supported Southwest Border Protection operations in Texas. In these tough economic times and as our overseas combat operations are winding down, our Guardsmen are coming home to the challenge of finding and maintaining employment. The National Guard is defined by its â€œCitizen-Soldierâ€? heritage. Our Guardsmen have served and earned the opportunity for civilian employment. As you can see in the Annual Report, the job and leadership skills our Guardsmen possess make them a marketable workforce. They just need an opportunity to illustrate these skills through employment. My challenge to employers and communities is to recruit our troops into your ranks. Please join us in encouraging local businesses to hire a Georgia National Guardsman. The Soldiers, Airmen, Volunteers, and State Employees of the Georgia Department of Defense are a trained and relevant force for our State and Nation. I sincerely hope that this Annual Report will serve not only to chronicle, but to educate our communities on the achievements of this outstanding organization. The citizens of Georgia can take pride in knowing that your Georgia National Guard is Always Ready, Always There, and Always On Target! Sincerely, MAJ. GEN. JIM BUTTERWORTH The Adjutant General of Georgia 1 | Georgia Department of Defense Table of Contents Letter from the Adjutant General Mission Statement Chain of Command Timeline YOUR Georgia Guard by the Numbers Economic Impact Facility Locations Georgia Army National Guard 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team 78th Aviation Troop Command 78th Homeland Response Force 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Georgia Air National Guard 116th Air Control Wing 165th Airlift Wing 117th Air Control Squadron 139th Intelligence Squadron 165th Air Support Operations Squadron 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron 224th Joint Communications Squadron 283rd Combat Communications Squadron 530th Air Force Band Combat Readiness Training Center Georgia State Defense Force 1 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 13 14 15 17 18 19 21 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 Joint Staff Defense Support of Civil Authorities Joint Task Force 781 CERFP 4th WMD Civil Support Team Counterdrug Task Force Public Affairs Emerging Missions Agribusiness Development Teams State Partnership Program Education and the Georgia Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy STARBASE 122nd Regional Training Institute New Language Lab Educational Opportunities for Guardsmen University of North Georgia Georgia Military College The Georgia Guard as a Business Ga. DoD Demographics Historical Roots Georgiaâ€™s Adjutant General Lineage Boarâ€™s Head Explained A Global Presence 2012 Deployments at a Glance Georgia Guard Soldiers KIA since 9/11 Georgia Army National Guard Officers Georgia Air National Guard Officers 29 31 33 33 35 36 37 37 38 39 39 41 41 41 42 42 42 43 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 53 2012 Annual Report | 2 Mission: The Georgia Department of Defense provides ready and relevant military forces to the combatant commanders, and with the consent of the Governor provides command and control, and capabilities to support homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities. Priorities: Goals: • Defend the Homeland • Support the War-Fighter • Continuously Transform the Force Vision: A strong and growing joint military organization, recognized as a leader in strength, readiness, and innovation; an interagency partner and leader; postured for effective response; chosen for new missions and force structure, that provides opportunities for members who live the Ga. DoD values to realize their potential through service to the State and Nation. • To care for our members and their families • To be accountable and have the highest of integrity • To tell the story of the great work Georgia National Guardsmen do every day • To enhance existing and develop new partnerships with our host communities • To stay prepared and shape the future through continuous improvement Values: • • • • • Focus: • • • • Integrity First Service before Self Initiative Teamwork Continuous Improvement Ready Units, Soldiers, Airmen, and Families Competent, Adaptive, Learning Leaders Seamless Connectivity to All Leaders Balanced Contributions from Army and Air Service Components • High Quality of Life for our Soldiers, Airmen and Families Georgia’s Agribusiness Development Team II departs from Metter, Ga., to Camp Atterbury, Ind., for four weeks of training before their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. 3 | Georgia Department of Defense Ga. DoD Chain of Command Governor Nathan Deal Commander-in-Chief President of the United States Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth Adjutant General National Guard Bureau Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard Asst. Adjutant General - Army Ga. Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Tom Moore Commander Ga. Air National Guard Mr. Russel Carlson Deputy Adjutant General Ga. Dept. of Defense Col. Brent Bracewell Director Joint Staff Brig. Gen. Jerry Bradford Commanding General Ga. State Defense Force Organization Composition 11,097 Army Guardsmen 2,724 Air Guardsmen 670 SDF Members 534 State Employees 18% 4% 4% 74% 2012 Annual Report | 4 2012 Timeline Fort Gordon YCA graduates 200 March 3, 2012 – Fort Gordon’s Youth ChalleNGe campus graduates 200 cadets, many of whom receive a high school diploma or GED. GSDF participates in radiological exercise April 17, 2012 – After a year of planning, emergency personnel from Morgan, Newton and Walton counties, along with other local, state and federal agencies and organizations – including the Georgia State Defense Force – successfully demonstrate they are prepared to respond to potential hazards associated with the transportation of transuranic radioactive waste through the I-20 corridor. First female Command Sergeant Major in the Ga. Army Guard May 3, 2012 – Army Sgt. Maj. Carmen Morales becomes the first female in the history of the Georgia Army National Guard to be appointed to the rank of command sergeant major. Morales was formally appointed as the Command Sergeant Major of the Georgia Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Counterdrug Task Force assists Macon police in Operation Thunder May 8, 2012 – A counterdrug operation involving multiple county police departments and the Georgia National Guard results in nearly 600 arrests. Joint STARS keeps watch as nearly nine-year Iraq war ends Jan. 18, 2012 –Team J-STARS, from start to finish, provides a myriad of support, ranging from supporting convoy operations, surveillance and reconnaissance and combat operations in Fallujah and other hot spots in Iraq during the war. Lawmakers honor Ga. Guardsmen at the Capitol Feb. 22, 2012 – Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle presents a resolution honoring the Georgia Guard on the floor of the state senate. Jan. | | | | Feb. | | | | March | | | | April | | | | May | | | | June | | | | ADT II departs for Afghanistan 221st Military Intelligence Soldiers depart for Afghanistan Jan. 7, 2012 – Soldiers with the Georgia Army Guard’s 221st Military Intelligence Battalion say goodbye to family, friends and fellow Guardsmen before joining in the continuing operations in Southwest Asia. Feb. 22, 2012 – The Georgia Army National Guard’s 265th Regional Support Group says farewell to friends and family during a deployment ceremony for the Georgia National Guard’s second Agribusiness Development Team to Afghanistan. Thomaston names post office in memory of Staff Sgt. Bobby Hollar March 20, 2012 – The Thomaston-Upson Civic Center designates the Thomaston Post Office in Staff Sgt. Bobby Hollar’s name, thanks to a legislative effort by Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss. 224th JCSS supports operations in the Pacific May 1, 2012 – The 224th Joint Communications Squadron joins the Joint Communications Support Element as it embarks on the USNS Mercy supporting Pacific Partnership 2012, a humanitarian assistance mission in the Asia-Pacific region. 124th MPAD in Tiblisi, Georgia, for bilateral emergency response exercise June 26, 2012 – More than 100 U.S. military and civilians kick off a bi-lateral humanitarian assistance and emergency response exercise with classes on the skills and theories necessary for successful disaster response. Public affairs officers from the Georgia Army Guard and U.S. Army in Europe were among the participants. 648th MEB starts mission in Afghanistan Jan. 27, 2012 – The 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade replaces the 26th “Yankee” Brigade, Massachusetts Army National Guard, providing command and control, security and support operations for the nearly 9,000 U.S. and coalition forces operating in the capital region. Columbus’ 648th MEB would serve as part of “Task Force Hydra,” focusing on the areas of resource management, human resources, public works, emergency services, information management, plans, training and mobilization and logistics for each of the eight camps within the Kabul Base Cluster. 5 | Georgia Department of Defense Combat Sustainment Support Battalion trains Burundi Armed Forces July 28, 2012 — A pair of Georgia Army National Guardsmen from the 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion train more than 30 Burundi Armed Forces personnel during two weeks of instruction on deployment, unit movement planning. They were part of Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team training known as ADAPT, a U.S. Department of State-sponsored program focusing on training African partner nation military personnel to improve host nation involvement in peacekeeping operations. Georgia Guardsmen, Chinooks aid Super Storm Sandy relief mission Nov. 15, 2012 – Georgia Army Guard heavy lift helicopters and crews with the 78th Aviation Troop Command assist with the massive relief mounted in the wake of super storm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. 221st MI and 116th ACW Guardsmen come home for the holidays Dec. 3, 2012 – Georgia welcomes home Guardsmen from both the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard and from Team Joint STARS, 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. 48th IBCT travels to Camp Ripley, Minn. for XCTC Aug. 26, 2012 – At this Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise (XCTC), the 48th IBCT conducts convoy live-fire exercises, dismounted live-fire exercises, surveillance training, sniper training, target detection training, movement to contact exercises, convoy security exercises, defense operations exercises, offensive screen training, platoon attack exercises, ambush exercises, anti-armor ambush exercises, route reconnaissance training, area reconnaissance training, 105mm gunnery tables, mortar fire ranges, mass casualty exercises, and consolidated battle drills. Ga. Army Guard welcomes new CSM Nov. 3, 2012 – Command Sgt Maj. Phillip Stringfield of Tifton, Ga., assumes responsibilities as the eighth Georgia Army National Guard’s senior enlisted leader during a change-of-responsibility ceremony. 648th MEB returns from Afghanistan Oct. 13, 2012 – More than 125 Soldiers of the Columbus-based 648th Maneuver Enhancement brigade return from a 12-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan where they provided security and support at Camp Phoenix and surrounding installations. July | | | | Aug. | | | | Sept. | | | | Oct. | | | | Nov. | | | | Dec. | | | | Shadow Platoon returns from Afghanistan July 21, 2012 – Soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard’s Unmanned Aerial System unit, known as the “Shadow Platoon,” reunite with their families and attend their 30-day reintegration training. 179th MP Company deploys to Afghanistan Sept. 8, 2012 – The 179th Military Police Company, the youngest unit in the 170th MP Battalion, deploys in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 560th BFSB Soldiers return from yearlong deployment to Kosovo Sept. 24, 2012 – Georgia Guardsmen from the 3-108th Calvary and the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion (both of the 560th BFSB) return from their yearlong deployment to Kosovo. Georgia celebrates National Guard’s 376th Birthday Dec. 13, 2012 – Governor Nathan Deal; Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia’s Adjutant General; and other Georgia National Guard, city, county, state, and federal officials were among the more than 200 people who packed the Joint Force Headquarters assembly hall to mark the National Guard’s 376th birthday. The National Guard is the oldest component of America’s armed forces, dating back to the first militia chartered by the Massachusetts colony in 1636. As for the Georgia National Guard, it predates all active component service branches with units that go back as far as the early 18th century. 165th ASOS relocates to Savannah from Brunswick Oct. 10, 2012 – The 165th Air Support Operations Squadron, the most decorated Air National Guard unit in the state, settles into its new home at the Combat Readiness Training Center located at the Savannah International Airport in Garden City, Ga. Georgia Guardsmen of the 560th BFSB train with Malaysian Armed forces Sept. 14, 2012 – Nineteen Soldiers of the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade mobilize to the southern-most tip of Asia in support of Keris Strike – an annual joint U.S.-Malaysian training exercise. Hosted by the Malaysian Armed Forces, Keris Strike 2012 was intended to not only strengthen the ties that exist between the United States and Malaysia, but to build the capacity of each nation to conduct joint operations. 2012 Annual Report | 6 YOUR Georgia Guard by the Numbers Georgia funds the Guard with $9 million 13,821 Georgia National Guardsmen $481,974,539 Worth of illegal narcotics seizures 10,847 The Guard brings $552 million of federal funds into Georgia YCA Grads - More than $25 million in state income tax from Guardâ€™s Federal payroll - $91 million in military construction progress $1,320,000 In state funds saved by using SDF In addition to having a Ga. DoD employee in almost every Ga. town, the Guard also has a unit based in 60 of Georgiaâ€™s counties. More than 15,000 Georgia Guardsmen have deployed since 9/11 7 | Georgia Department of Defense Economic Impact The motto for the Georgia National Guard reads “always ready, always there, always on target!” That statement paints a highly accurate portrait of what this organization offers the state of Georgia and the Nation. With a 40 percent personnel growth rate since 2005, nearly 15,000 men and women make up the Georgia Department of Defense, hailing from 150 of the 159 counties that make up the great state of Georgia – making our staff truly “home grown.” Following the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga., the economic impact made by the Ga. National Guard is clear. In payroll tax alone, the state collects more than $25 million from the Georgia National Guard. With a combined budget of nearly $600 million between state and national funds, the Guard also produces lasting results in the state with flourishing youth programs, an outstanding military readiness capability, and ingenuity in military construction programs – which at present are injecting about $135 million into the Georgia economy. Despite our large presence in the state, the Georgia National Guard and its operations account for just 0.04% of the annual state budget. When our Guardsmen are not serving in their monthly drill obligations, service members are actively participating in their local economies by buying and renting real estate, frequenting local restaurants and stores, and even working civilian jobs – all in addition to their duties to the National Guard. On duty, the Georgia National Guard maintains contracts, constructs buildings, engages daily with the public, and assists local law enforcement across the state, among many other things. The appreciation shown by our communities for the men and women of the Georgia National Guard continues to be tremendous. Our local heroes are recognized in community parades, prayed for in churches around the state, and are the subject of local and state initiatives to help Guardsmen find gainful employment. With nearly 1,500 Soldiers and Airmen deployed overseas to Afghanistan, Kosovo, Kuwait, and other strategic locations around the world, along with the thousands of members who guard our homefront, the community outreach helps to solidify the importance of the National Guard’s objectives. Georgia National Guardsmen are not just the protectors of our communities; they are brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends. In times of peace, we live side-by-side, working to make this state great. And in times of peril, we know that our Georgia National Guard will answer the call – always ready, always there, always on target! Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia’s Adjutant General, along with two former adjutants general, a former Georgia Air Guard commander, the Marietta mayor, and the Smyrna mayor pro-tem, cut the ribbon officially opening the new Georgia Department of Defense Joint Forces Headquarters building. With them are the current Georgia Air and Army Guard commanders, the Georgia Army Guard Command Sergeant Major, and members of the Guard’s construction and facilities maintenance office. 2012 Annual Report | 8 Georgia National Guard Facilities 2012 Annual Report | 10 11 | Georgia Department of Defense Georgia Army National Guard The Georgia Army National Guard (GARNG) consists of approximately 11,100 Citizen-Soldiers training in more than 65 hometown armories and regional facilities across the state. Georgia’s Army Guard has the sixth-largest authorized end strength allocation in the nation, comprised of combat, combat support and combat service support units. The Georgia Army National Guard is organized into five major subordinate commands: the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of Macon; the 78th Homeland Response Force at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta; the 78th Aviation Troop Command also at Clay; the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade at Oglethorpe Armory in Ellenwood; and the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Columbus at Fort Benning. The organization’s mission is to provide well trained and motivated forces to the Governor and combatant commanders in order to support unified land operations – offensive, defensive, stability and civil support. In 2012, the GARNG surpassed all federal and state requirements, to include the deployment and redeployment of more than 746 Soldiers, representing all five major subordinate commands, to Afghanistan, Qatar, Kosovo, Malaysia, six countries in Africa, the country of Georgia, Germany, and Scotland. In addition to overseas operations in 2012, GARNG Soldiers supported the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, the Republican and Democrat National Conventions, and provided support to the Office of Homeland Security on the border in Texas to safeguard our citizens. The GARNG’s four priorities ensure continued preparedness to meet all missions: quality strength; logistics excellence; preeminent facilities; individual and organization learning, innovation and growth. Relative to quality strength, the GARNG remained number one in recruiting and retention in the nation, enlisting more than 1,702 quality recruits and officer candidates, 127% of their assigned mission. These new accessions and key programs, coupled with command influence from the company level through the commanding general, yielded outstanding results, culminating in our organization being the first ever Army National Guard to achieve over 90% medically ready to deploy in support of any contingency operations. The GARNG’s logistics excellence efforts focused on “getting back to the basics” by connecting commanders and supply sergeants with subject matter experts through a weeklong logistics survival course. We also added a Logistics Day in the company commanders’ first sergeant course and produced a logistics common operating picture monthly that allowed our units to see how their metrics compare with the rest of the state. The GARNG continued to receive an influx of high-tech and dual-use equipment highlighted by the fielding of the F-model CH47 Chinook Helicopter. Dual-use platforms better posture the GARNG for use internally to support homeland defense or externally to support overseas contingency operations. The GARNG exceeds the national average for equipment on-hand and tactical vehicle readiness, posturing the state for preferred fielding status. In support of the GARNG’s third priority of preeminent facilities, the organization secured four military construction projects in 2012 totaling $53,000,000 in federal funding matched with $4,000,000 in state funds. These projects provide 287,000 square-feet of building space. Since 2009, the GARNG has secured more than $136,000,000 in federal funding matched with $12,000,000 in state Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard Georgia’s Asst. Adjutant General - Army Ga. Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. James Nelson State Command Sgt. Major Georgia National Guard funds for 10 military construction projects. Individual and organization learning, innovation, and growth are hallmarks of the continuous improvement we expect of our personnel and organization. For the second year in a row, the GARNG was recognized as a Gold Winner in the Army Community of Excellence program for our business practices. These processes help leadership establish priorities, focus the organization around them, and unify our efforts toward accomplishing them while constantly improving. These accomplishments continue to set the conditions for the GARNG to be in a position of strength for increased federal funding, future force structure, and full-time manning. 2012 Annual Report | 12 Macon’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is headquartered at facilities once used by the 122nd Regional Training Institute (RTI) on South Shurling Drive. The 48th, which moved from the Macon-Russell Armory after returning from its 20092010 deployment to Afghanistan, will remain in the old RTI site until the new Regional Readiness Center, which broke ground this past October, is completed. Colonel John King is the 48th’s commander and his senior enlisted leader is Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph E. Recker Jr. As an infantry brigade combat team (IBCT), the 48th is authorized an estimated 3,452 Soldiers to carry out its mission statement of mobilizing, conducting postmobilization training, and deploying rapidly to any contingency area – at home or abroad – by air, sea or land; whether in support of the governor during state emergencies, or in conjunction with combined offensive and defensive operations worldwide. Preparing to enter into its available year of the Army Force Generation Model, the 48th conducted a brigade war-fighter exercise and exportable combat training capability exercise (XCTC), where its leaders evaluated their IBCT staff and transitioned from counter insurgency operations to unified land operations. During the war-fighter exercise, Soliders set up their standardized integrated command post systems and tactical operation centers, including tents, generators and satellite communication hubs. They also implemented standard operating procedure refinements and battle drill rehearsals. During the two13 | Georgia Department of Defense 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team week training exercise, the brigade transitioned from 12-hour shifts to 24-hour operations as the Soldiers were launched into a decisive action fight simulated via mission command systems, providing Soldiers with innovative training, preparing them to be more capable should they receive the call to duty. At XCTC, the 48th conducted platoon maneuver and live-fire training exercises, which were enhanced by the XCTC program through battlefield instrumentation, battlefield effects, battlefield immersion and an integrated exercise control team that worked for the 48th commander. The commanders trained and validated platoon maneuver and live-fire proficiency alongside their troops. The 15-day XCTC rotation was an opportunity for the 48th IBCT commander to provide collective training in order to evaluate subordinate commanders and platoon leaders in preparation for a National Training Center rotation, where company-level maneuver as well as battalion and brigade staff proficiency will be validated. The 48th’s most recent deployment – the second since 9/11 – to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, was from June 2009 to May 2010. During this deployment, the 48th suffered an estimated 49 wounded in action and eight combat-related deaths. It was an enormous loss to the families, friends and fellow service members of those fallen heroes. Col. John King Commander 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Ga. Army National Guard In 2010, every element of the brigade received the Meritorious Unit Citation for their accomplishments during the 48th’s deployment to Iraq. Now facing an alert notice and possible deployment in 2013, the IBCT is as ready as ever and taking all measures of training to ensure mission success should the brigade be called to duty. 48th IBCT Units • 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry, of Calhoun • 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, of Winder • 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, of Forsyth • 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, of Savannah • 148th Brigade Support Battalion, of Macon • 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, of Statesboro 78th Aviation Troop Command Stationed at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, the Georgia Army National Guard’s 78th Aviation Troop Command (ATC) is the aviation branch of the Georgia Army Guard. Colonel Robert B. Gaston, with Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Jones as his senior enlisted leader, commands the 78th ATC. The mission of the 78th ATC’s more than 700 pilots, aircrew, maintenance, and support personnel is to mobilize and deploy aviation forces for providing command and control, air movement, and air assault operations in support of combat operations worldwide, as well as to provide aviation support during state and national emergencies in response to homeland defense operations. The 78th ATC’s major deployments and redeployments in 2012 included UH-60 Black Hawks of Detachment 2, Company C, 1-169th MEDEVAC providing support to troops now involved in Operation Enduring Freedom. We also welcomed back Savannah’s Detachment 1, Company B, 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Systems from Afghanistan. In addition to supporting operations overseas, the 78th ATC was active in North America. Company C, 2nd of the 151st Service and Support Battalion, spent 90 days with an LUH-72 Lakota Helicopter on the Southwest border helping the office of Homeland Security safeguard our citizens. Elements of 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion and Company C, 1-185th Assault Helicopter Battalion participated in international joint training event where they provided air assault support to British Troops training in Canada. Our Chinooks were busy this past year as we replaced our aging fleet with new F-model Chinooks just in time to provide support to New York and New Jersey during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In keeping with our superior service to the nation, our Savannah Flight Facility was chosen to host the new equipment training for all F-model Chinook fielding to the Department of Defense. As always, we continued to support our local active duty posts and our Georgia Army National Guardsmen with paradrop, air assault, air movement, and external or internal cargo support. And our C-26 and C-23 fixed-wing aircrafts continued to provide air movement to our state and nation’s service members and leaders. Col. Brock Gaston Commander 78th Aviation Troop Command Ga. Army National Guard 78th ATC Units • 78th Aviation Troop Command Headquarters, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • 1st of the 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Company H, 171st Aviation Regiment, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Company C, 2nd of the 151st Service and Support Battalion, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Company B, 1st of the 169th General Support Aviation Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah • Company C, 1st of the 169th General Support Aviation Battalion, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Company C, 1st of the 111th General Support Aviation Battalion, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Company C, 1st of the 185th Assault Helicopter Battalion, Winder • Company B, 935th Division Support Aviation Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah • Detachment 9, Operational Airlift Authority, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Army Aviation Support Facility No. 1, Winder Barrow Airport, Winder 2012 Annual Report | 14 78th Homeland Response Force The Georgia Army Guard’s 78th Homeland Response Force (HRF) was selected as one of 10 homeland response forces to support FEMA as a consequence management agency for chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear (CBRN) incidents. The 78th HRF officially changed its unit designation from a troop command Nov. 1, 2010 – filling a crucial gap as the response force for FEMA Region IV. Since Jan. 11, 2011, the 78th HRF has occupied its new headquarters at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga. Commanded by Col. Michael Scholes Sr., since Dec. 1, 2010, the 78th HRF’s mission is to man, train and equip a homeland response force that can provide a response capability to assist civil authorities in saving lives and mitigating suffering in response to a CBRN incident, though the 78th HRF also provides trained and ready troops to support overseas contingency operations. To fulfill its mission statement, the 78th is authorized an estimated 2,677 Guardsmen. The 78th HRF’s senior enlisted leader for 2012 was Command Sgt. Maj. Grady Gayton. In 2012, the 170th Military Police Battalion returned from its yearlong deployment to Cuba, the 202nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal detachment returned from Kuwait, and the Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) II relieved ADT I in Afghanistan. Nearly 190 Soldiers of the 1230th Transportation Company will be mobilizing to Afghanistan in the summer of 2013, marking their second mobilization since Sept. 11, 2001. The 170th MP Battalion, formerly under the 648th MEB, provides a 15 | Georgia Department of Defense security element for the 78th HRF. The 170th MP Battalion’s deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saw the unit assisting Guantanamo’s Joint Detention group with personnel actions, intelligence, supply, logistics, and day-to-day operations. The 179th MP Company deployed late 2012 to Afghanistan and the 278th MP Company will deploy to Afghanistan in 2013. The 201st Regional Support Group will deploy in early 2013 as Georgia’s third ADT to Afghanistan and the 265th Regional Support Group (ADT II) will return home to Metter, Ga., Spring 2013. The Georgia National Guard continues to work with the Afghans on agricultural development operations in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) primarily in Wardak and Logar Provinces. Their focus is primarily on capacity building and in the training of key organizations, business oriented persons, and GIRoA in market identification and financial management. As part of State Partnership Program, the 110th Combat Service Support Battalion from Tifton, Ga., supported several logistics missions in Africa while the 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment assisted the country of Georgia with its national disaster response plan. Just as the 78th HRF completed the homeland security exercise Vigilant Guard 2012, the unit received notice it would also support a second mission for the North Carolina National Guard’s Task Force Panther as a CBRN task force. This marked the 78th HRF’s first supporting operation as a U.S. Secret Service-appointed National Special Security Event with Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Col. Michael Scholes Sr. Commander 78th Homeland Response Force Ga. Army National Guard 78th HRF Units • 122nd Regional Training Institute, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Joint Task Force 781 CERFP, Marietta • Regional Training Site-Maintenance, Georgia Guard Garrison Training Center, Hinesville • 116th Army Band, Joint Forces Headquarters, Ellenwood • 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • 248th Medical Company, Marietta • 4th Civil Support Team, Marietta • 848th Engineer Company (SAPPER), Douglas • 138th Chemical Company, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta • 122nd Rear Operations Center, Hinesville • 1-214th Field Artillery, Waynesboro • 202nd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, Marietta • 139th Chaplain Detachment, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • Headquarters Detachment, 265th Regional Support Group, Metter • Headquarters Detachment, 110th Combat Service Support Battalion, Tifton • 82nd Maintenance Company, Fort Benning, Columbus • 1148th Transportation Company, Fort Gordon, Augusta • 1177th Transportation Company, LaGrange • 1230th Transportation Company, Thomasville • 277th Maintenance Company, Kennesaw • 201st Regional Support Group, Fort Gordon, Augusta • Georgia Medical Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Ellenwood • 93rd Finance Company, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • 1078th Trial Defense Team, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • 177th Engineer Company (TOPO), Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta • Georgia Garrison Training Center, Training Site Support Detachment, Hinesville • 116th and 165th Medical Groups 2012 Annual Report | 16 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade The Georgia Army Guard’s 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BFSB) is commanded by Col. Thomas Carden and based at the Oglethorpe Armory in Ellenwood. The brigade’s senior enlisted leader is Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Stringfield. Since its inception on Oct. 1, 2007, the brigade’s mission has been to provide command and control of reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence operations in support of a division, corps, or joint task force. The headquarters provides command, control and supervision of the tactical operations of the brigade and attached units, while the headquarters company provides unit administration and logistical support for the brigade staff sections. The 560th is authorized an estimated 1,109 Soldiers with which to carry out that mission. The 560th BFSB carried out several significant and unique training events and mobilizations in 2012. In January, Company A of the 221st Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion mobilized and deployed in support of operations in Afghanistan. The 221st Soldiers trained to support signals and human intelligence missions. In February 2012, the 165th Quartermaster Company and elements of Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry, participated in the first Global Guardian Joint Training Exercise at CRTC Savannah. During this exercise, both units executed airborne operations in a joint, multinational environment accomplishing universal joint tasks and improved their proficiency with aerial delivery and personnel airborne operations. In June 2012, elements of the 17 | Georgia Department of Defense 221st MI Battalion deployed to Camp Williams, Utah, to participate in the Panther Strike training exercise, which was designed specifically to reach military intelligence training requirements. This two-week exercise allowed those with low-density military occupational specialties within the 221st MI Battalion to train in realistic combat scenarios, sharpening their skills for future support of the warfight. Supporting operations through the State Partnership Program, in July 2012, the 560th BFSB mobilized and deployed elements of various specialty skills to the nation of Georgia. The Georgia Training Support Team was also deployed to provide functional area support to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Georgia Training Team Core and Rotational Mobile Training Teams. These teams had the mission of training Georgian infantry battalions to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In Sept. 2012, the Brigade headquarters participated in the United States Army Pacific’s joint, combined, multinational exercise Keris Strike 12 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. During this exercise, the Brigade served as part of a joint staff, partnered with the 7th Infantry Brigade of the Malaysian Army, and conducted exercises that supported United Nations joint resolutions and humanitarian assistance. Also during the month of September 2012, the brigade reintegrated the 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The Squadron had been mobilized in support of operations in Kosovo (KFOR) and was responsible for the tactical combat force mission. In Dec. 2012, the Brigade reintegrated Company A of the 221st MI Battalion, which had been mobilized to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 221st Soldiers supported signals and human intelligence missions. Col. Thomas Carden, Jr. Commander 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade Ga. Army National Guard 560th BFSB Units • 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry, Atlanta, Marietta and Douglasville • 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Gillem Enclave, Forest Park • 420th Network Signal Company, Cumming • 230th Brigade Support Company, Oglethorpe Armory, Ellenwood • 165th Quartermaster Company (Light Air Drop Supply), Marietta • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Oglethorpe Armory, Ellenwood 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade The Georgia Army National Guard’s 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), currently authorized an estimated 1,200 Soldiers, was formed Oct. 1, 2007 in Columbus, Ga. The 648th’s commander is Col. Andy Hall, and the senior enlisted advisor is Command Sgt. Maj. John Smiley. The 648th MEB’s mission is to provide manned, ready, and fully equipped mission-capable units to combatant and Joint Task Force commanders with capabilities of fullspectrum operation and consequence management to support the warfight, defend the homeland, and to provide defense support to civil authorities. The MEB concept for command and control capacity surpasses that of other brigade headquarters. MEBs are uniquely designed for both warfighting and operational support roles. Their elaborate capabilities are a microcosmic parallel of the National Guard’s dual-roles to serve in the operational environment and in a local role in support of state missions, mostly in disaster and humanitarian relief operations. The MEB is the parent unit for the 878th Engineer Battalion, headquartered in Augusta, Ga.; the • Headquarters and Headquarters 348th Brigade Support Battalion, Company, Fort Benning headquartered in Cumming, Ga.; • 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta and the (separate) 620th Signal • Headquarters Support Company, Company in Weston, WV. The Augusta 620th Signal Company is currently • Forward Support Company, detached in support of missions to Augusta the West Virginia Army National • 848th Engineer Company Guard. (Sapper), Douglas The 648th deployed its Brigade • 876th Engineer Company Headquarters and Headquarters (Vertical Construction), Toccoa Company to Kabul, Afghanistan from January to October 2012. During its nine-month service in Afghanistan, the Brigade headquarters provided security and base support to more than 11,000 service members and civilians at seven military outposts in the Kabul Base Cluster; provided governance support to improve economic capacity and development; and offered mentorship to 30 Police Districts and one Army Kandak (Battalion) of the Afghan National Security Forces in Kabul. In February, the HQ, 648th MEB, moved from Columbus, Ga., to the new Armed Forces Reserve Center, Fort Benning, Ga. In April 2012, the 648th MEB transferred command of the 877th Engineer Company to the 78th Homeland Response Force (HRF) and received from the 78th HRF the 848th Engineer Company. In January 2013, the 878th Engineer Battalion and 848th Enginner Company will mobilize to Fort Bliss, Texas, in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to conduct route-clearance operations and training and mentoring Afghan National Security Forces in Route Clearance Operations. “Freedom to maneuver!” Col. Andy Hall Commander 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Ga. Army National Guard 648th MEB Units 1, 876th Engineer Company (Vertical Construction), Hartwell • 810th Engineer Company (Sapper), Swainsboro • 874th Engineer Detachment (Construction), Fort Stewart • 175th Engineer Detachment (Asphalt), Fort Stewart • 348th Brigade Support Battalion, Cumming • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Cumming • Alpha Company, Cumming • Bravo Company, Hinesville • 1160th Transportation Company, Rome • 620th Signal Company, Weston, WV (Detached to West Virginia Army National Guard) 2012 Annual Report | 18 • Detachment 19 | Georgia Department of Defense Georgia Air National Guard The Georgia Air National Guard is committed to its vision of developing top-tier Airmen and units to protect our nation across the spectrum of conflict and to protect its citizens from natural and man-made disasters with our joint services and interagency partners. With changes during the previous year’s organizational structures and new state leadership, we will continue to maintain the high deployment tempo and level of excellence familiar to the more than 2,700 Airmen of the Georgia Air National Guard. Several of the Georgia Air Guard’s 10 operational units deployed personnel and equipment throughout the year in support of global operations in addition to the units’ Air Expeditionary Force taskings. The Georgia Air Guard’s core missions are still in high-demand. The Georgia Air Guard’s largest unit, the 116th Air Control Wing (ACW) based at Robins Air Force Base, flying the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft, has continuously deployed aircraft and personnel in Southwest Asia for the last 11 years, amassing more than 89,000 flying hours in support of combatant commanders. The 165th Airlift Wing based in Savannah, flying the C-130H aircraft, has deployed aircraft and personnel to Iraq and Afghanistan, on average, every 18 months. In 2012, the unit flew more than 2,200 hours, with 155 hours being flown in combat operations in the Middle East. In December, C-130 aircraft left for a four-month deployment for the tenth time in support of the War on Terror. Our geographically separated units also continued their support of the Global War on Terror in 2012. The 116th Civil Engineering Squadron deployed for 180 days to support Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Twelve members of the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron provided joint terminal attack controllers to multiple Army infantry brigade combat teams, ensuring timely and efficient air response to imminent threats. Almost half the members of Brunswick’s 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron mobilized for two sixmonth rotational deployments to support operational requirements in the USCENTCOM AOR. The 117th Air Control Squadron deployed six personnel to support OEF taskings at four different locations, and the 283rd Combat Communications Squadron deployed 25 percent of its personnel to Southwest Asia for a six-month tasking. The men and women of the Georgia Air National Guard are also requested to perform stateside taskings. Twelve of the 139th Intelligence Squadron’s personnel were tasked to support Active Duty Air Force and national intelligence missions at NSA/CSS Georgia and 1AF/AFNORTH, all of which lasted at least six months, and half of them for yearlong tours. The 117th Air Control Squadron provided a 16-person communications team for the Democratic National Convention and a three-person team to support the U.S. Secret Service. When not deployed, our units continue to maintain mission readiness by taking an active role in supporting Georgia’s homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities’ missions. By providing unique capabilities – such as information awareness assessment, engineering, airlift and communications support – the Georgia Air Guard is wellpositioned to meet the growing demands of civil authorities. Our Airmen train regularly during exercises with the Georgia National Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Moore Commander Ga. Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Donald M. Camp State Command Chief Ga. Air National Guard Guard’s 78th Homeland Response Force; the 4th Civil Support Team; the Chemical, Biological, Radiological/ Nuclear, and Explosive enterprise; FEMA Region IV; other FEMA regions; and with our partners in the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Our dual-status nature, with responsibilities to the state and federal government, makes our mission unique and provides the flexibility for both local and global response. In these times of fiscal constraint, we are expected to do more with less, but we will continue to provide highly motivated mission-ready forces for employment by the Governor and the United States Department of Defense. Your Georgia Air National Guard is “Always Ready, Always There, Always on Target.” 2012 Annual Report | 20 116th Air Control Wing With 10 years of continuous deployment support to U.S. Central Command and increasing involvement to all combatant commands, the 116th Air Control Wing (ACW) continues to provide E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft as a national asset. The command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C2ISR) airborne platform detects, tracks, and solves problems to optimize the use of military force and safeguard American lives. Residing at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Ga., the 116th ACW in partnership with the 461st ACW is the sole provider of the JSTARS mission in the persistently tasked E-8C fleet. The 116th ACW is established as the total force host and the Air National Guard lead of Team JSTARS with the 461st ACW associating regular Air Force personnel to the Active Associate construct. The 116th ACW has been on a more than 10-year continuous deployment cycle and has provided more than 89,000 flying hours in support of combatant commanders since 9/11. As we begin 2013, the 116th ACW is ready to lead Team JSTARS to meet the challenges that lie ahead while focusing on professionalism and dedication to the Air Force Core Values: Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Team JSTARS was the only entity to earn an ‘excellent’ in a Phase II Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) administered by Air Combat Command’s (ACC) inspector general team. Inspection excellence precipitates real world success. This past year, Team JSTARS provided aircraft and 21 | Georgia Department of Defense personnel support to six separate Combatant Commanders in five geographically separated areas of responsibility. The 116th Operations Group (OG) helped bring C2ISR and battle management to combatant commanders at home and abroad. The 116th OG demonstrated its critical combat readiness by having JSTARS ISR crews on station in record time for a short-notice deployment tasking. Moreover, Team JSTARS fielded two critical E-8C enhancements, allowing the Operations Group to set a benchmark for air sea battle and maritime operations in a contested/ degraded environment. Team JSTARS has continued to set the pace by collecting and processing over 65 percent of the DoD’s ground moving target data. The 128th Airborne Command and Control Squadron continued its tradition of success by winning the 2012 Air Force Association Earl T. Ricks trophy for Outstanding Airmanship. The 116th Maintenance Group’s 96.7 percent scheduling rate increased aircraft availability to support critical missions anywhere in the world. The focus on safety earned the group the Georgia Department of Labor Exceptional Workplace Safety Award, lauding 795 shifts with no safety writeups. The 116th Mission Support Group also provides support both overseas and at home. During the ORI, the ACC inspector general team stated that 116th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) “raised the bar” for all ACC-gained SFS units and recognized 39 percent of the unit for superior performance. The 116th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) deployed personnel at the beginning of the year for approximately 180 days in support of Operation Enduring Freedom resulting in top accolades. Additionally, the 116th CES Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Flight supported the Brig. Gen. William L. Welsh Commander, 116th Air Control Wing Very Important Persons Protection Support Program, providing EOD technical assistance to the U.S. Secret Service, protecting the President of the United States, the First Lady and Governor Romney during the 2012 election year. Maintaining a healthy force is always a challenge, but in 2012, the 116th Medical Group (MDG) prepared more than 300 members for deployment to prime locations and performed the important task of monitoring the medical status of flying personnel. The MDG is fully mission capable to respond to any emergency. The 116th recently earned the Air Force’s Outstanding Unit Award for 2012. This is the 16th AFOUA in the unit’s great heritage. The men and women of the 116th ACW are proud to serve and consider it an honor to take an active role in their communities and in protecting the nation. The 116th’s reach spans globally because the support begins locally. Global Reach, Global Power, Global Vigilance! Go Guard! 165th Airlift Wing Georgia’s 165th Airlift Wing is located at Savannah International Airport and is composed of more than 900 men and women, who support, maintain and fly the unit’s eight C-130H “Hercules” aircraft. The mission of the 165th Airlift Wing is to provide tactical airlift of personnel, equipment and supplies. During 2012, aircraft and crews of the 165th flew missions to dozens of nations around the world. The unit maintains one of the highest aircraft operational readiness records in either the National Guard or the U.S. Air Force. As a National Guard Wing, part of its dual-mission is also subject to be called upon for assistance during state emergencies to airlift food, medical supplies, equipment, and personnel domestically or internationally. These missions extend the emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, forest fires, search and rescue operations, and defense support to civil authorities. For example, after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, 165th crews were on alert stand-by to aid victims in the northeast. Ultimately, other units were called to participate in these efforts, but Wing members were ready to answer the call if necessary. The 165th serves as the host base for Brunswick’s 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron, Hunter Army Air Field’s 117th Air Control Squadron, the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron, and the Combat Readiness Training Center both in Garden City, Ga. Because of the Air Expeditionary Force schedule, 2012 became the year of mandatory inspections. In January, the wing served as the lead unit in an operational readiness exercise. The wing was validated as a ready-to-deploy unit with a “satisfactory” rating. Immediately, the wing started preparing for a unit compliance inspection which was just recently completed. A grade is pending. The war effort continued with twelve members of the 165th Small Air Terminal heading to Afghanistan for a five-month rotation and 25 members of the Civil Engineering Squadron and Fire Department deployed for Operation New Dawn. In 2012, the 165th flew more than 2,200 hours, of which 155 hours were flown in combat operations in the Middle East. This increased the wing’s combat experience to ten years of combat operations and well over 10,600 combat flight hours without a single mishap. In December 2012, the 165th C-130 aircraft began the more than 6,000-mile journey to Kuwait for a four-month stint at Ali Al Salem Base. This is the tenth time the 165th has deployed to the Middle East or Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror. Accompanying those aircraft headed for Kuwait were more than 85 Georgia Guard Airmen, including members of the Wing’s operations personnel and its maintenance department. This included four flying crews. In June 2012, the unit took part in the SOUTHCOM Operation Coronet Oak. The purpose of Coronet Oak is to resupply U.S. Operations in South and Central America. It also provided airlift in support of Operation Banner Express, the operation that supports presidential requirements. Since the beginning of operations in the Persian Gulf, the 165th has been integrally involved in air operations. Several elements of the Wing have deployed throughout the region, with Airman serving in Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Col. Jesse T. Simmons, Jr. Commander, 165th Airlift Wing Previously in 2009, the 165th deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2005, the unit deployed aircraft and more than 100 personnel to KarshiKhanabad, Uzbekistan, for 11 months. During this period, the unit airlifted more than 35,660 tons of cargo in support of the War on Terror. It was initially called to active duty in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Savannah’s C-130s were joined by additional C-130s from the Nevada and Delaware Air National Guard and attached the 737th Air Expeditionary Squadron to put aircraft in the air and move equipment, food and people in support of Operation New Dawn. The Wing continues to receive numerous awards, including nine Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards, and enjoys the reputation of being one of the top airlift units in the nation. This is directly attributed to the professionalism and esprit-de-corps of the Guardsmen who have served, and are now serving, within its ranks. 2012 Annual Report | 22 117th Air Control Squadron Control of the highly charged and congested airspace over a given combat zone is the responsibility of the Georgia Air National Guard’s unique 117th Air Control Squadron (ACS), of Savannah. During exercises, contingencies, or actual war, the 117th ACS’s command and control mission is to provide air support activities and to advise and assist the ground force commander in planning, requesting, coordinating and controlling close air support, tactical air reconnaissance, and tactical airlift. Trained air controllers have the responsibility of directing aircraft entering, exiting or crossing congested airspace using an array of sophisticated radar equipment and sensors that provide greater coverage than most small city airports. The 117th was tasked to provide a 10-person communications team to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, as well as a three-person team, serving as air traffic control center liaisons to support the U.S. Secret Service. The unit also deployed six personnel during 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit was given a compliance inspection by 9th Air Force, its first inspection since transferring from 8th Air Force, and received an overall rating of “Complies” with 15 area complies, five complies with comments, and two commendable items. The unit continued to ensure mission capability and readiness by training and participating in exercises to maintain certifications and joint readiness. The unit also took part in an exercise with the 42nd Radar Squadron, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s equivalent to the 117th ACS. The 117th was also acknowledged for its community efforts in 2012: $1,000 was awarded to the unit’s moral fund for the recycling program and it received recognition for its “top five participation” in the Combined Federal Campaign, with a 78% contribution rate. 139th Intelligence Squadron The primary mission of the 139th Intelligence Squadron (IS) is to execute cryptologic intelligence operations to satisfy strategic, operational and tactical intelligence requirements of national decision makers, combatant commands, combat operations, plans and forces. Additionally, the 139th IS has the state mission to provide a trained and equipped force to assist the citizens of Georgia in times of emergency. The 45-member intelligence squadron employs 38 traditional and seven full-time Guardsmen. The unit fits the total force initiative “classic associate” squadron model of the Air Force by working alongside the Active Duty’s 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance 23 | Georgia Department of Defense Group at Fort Gordon. The 139th is capable of supporting two distinct USAF missions: the Distributed Common Ground System and National-Tactical Integration. Since its standup in 2008, the 139th IS declared initial operational capability in 2010, and full operational capability is expected to be reached in late 2014. The 139th IS ramped up its operational mission tempo in 2012, with personnel tasked to support Active Duty USAF and national intelligence missions at NSA/CSS Georgia and 1AF/AFNORTH. The amount and variance of support is quite extensive across the spectrum. In addition to supporting national missions, the 139 IS has also expanding its support to the state mission to assist the citizens of Georgia in times of emergency. The 139 IS had one Senior NCO attend the Defense Support for Civil Authorities Phase II Course, and one of its officers complete the Joint Incident Awareness and Assessment Training Mobile Training Team Course at Clay National Guard Center. The 139th IS also continues to support regular production of the nation of Georgia’s diplomatic, informational, military, and economic summary, which supports the Adjutant General and Georgia Department of Defense staffs in their efforts with the State Partnership Program. 165th Air Support Operations Squadron Close air support for advancing ground units is often critical in perilous combat environments like Afghanistan. The “Battlefield Airmen” of Garden City’s 165th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) deploy with, advise and assist joint force commanders in planning, requesting, coordinating and controlling close air support, reconnaissance, and tactical airlift missions. In 2012, 12 members of the 165th ASOS deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, two of whom served with Army ground units during the beginning half of 2012. The aforementioned members supported the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), Ohio National Guard; 3rd IBCT, 1st Armored Division; 4th IBCT, 4th Infantry Division; and the 4th ABCT, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne). These 12 individuals also manned shortfalls for the 284th ASOS, Kansas Air Guard for its rotation to Afghanistan. Returning Guardsmen assisted non-deployed unit members in the intense unit training schedule for close air support training at bombing ranges in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Florida. In addition, the 165th ASOS deployed to Fort Stewart, Ga., to support the 48th IBCT, GARNG, during the latter’s Warfighter Exercise in July. 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron The engineering, installation, removal, relocation, repair and serviceability of sophisticated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems at Air Force installations worldwide is the responsibility of the men and women of the 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron (EIS) headquartered at Robins Air Force Base. The unit also provides disaster relief and assists state authorities during emergencies by providing disaster recovery, restoration and repair of Ga. DoD, federal and civil communications infrastructure. While mobilizing for deployment, the unit began a BRAC-directed move in September 2011 from the Macon, Ga., airport – where it had been since its organization on Oct. 3 1952 – to its current location on Robins AFB. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Jan. 21, 2012, to celebrate the completion of the move. Lieutenant Col. Hugh (Randy) Goss replaced Lt. Col. William A. Lipko as the new Detachment Commander. Goss enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard as a member of the 202nd EIS in 1991. Master Sgt. Janice A. Witt is the unit’s senior enlisted leader, becoming the first female 1st Sgt. for the 202nd EIS. In 2011, the unit was mobilized for a 180-day “boots-on-theground” deployment to the Middle East. In addition to supporting its USAFCENT Aerospace Expeditionary Force mission, the unit received a joint expeditionary tasking to directly support the U.S. Army at Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. In peacetime, the unit supports nine Air Guard bases and 21 geographically separated units throughout the southeastern part of the United States. This team support ensures the squadron is ready to live up to its motto: “Global Technicians, Anytime - Anywhere.” 2012 Annual Report | 24 224th Joint Communications Squadron The 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron (JCSS) provides communications support as directed by the United States Transportation Command, Air Force Space Command, and Ga. DoD. One of eight Active, Reserve and Air National Guard units assigned to the Joint Communications Support Element, the 224th JCSS is the DoD leader in deployment of the newest tactical communications technology. The 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron mobilized 44% of its Airman for two six-month rotational deployments in support of operational requirements in the U.S Central Command’s area of responsibility. During the 224th’s second deployment, it simultaneously embarked on a fivemonth humanitarian mission aboard the USNS Mercy in the Asia-Pacific region, providing support to Medical Civil Action Project teams in Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines while successfully completing an Air Force Space Command Compliance Inspection. The squadron’s level of support to civil authorities in 2012 was also impressive, providing the communications backbone for one Federal and two State disaster exercises. 224th Airmen engineered the communications for the 2012 GEMA hurricane exercise, using EOIP capabilities that were critical to providing helicopter-based, real-time, full-motion video to authorities. The Citizen-Airmen of the 224th JCSS consistently displayed unwavering commitment and preparedness to respond to both domestic and federal missions. The men and women of the 224th showed professionalism and dedication, responding to both contingency and humanitarian operations while maintaining readiness to respond to any possible domestic threat. They continue to live up to their motto, “First Voice of the Total Force.” Their actions in 2012 resulted in recommendations for 60 federal decorations, ranging from the Bronze Star to the Humanitarian Service Medal. 283rd Combat Communications Squadron Georgia’s 283rd Combat Communications Squadron is responsible for “first-in” rapid deployment and “build-up” of an integrated force with state-of-theart communications equipment and multi-skilled personnel. The unit provides scalable command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and information operations capabilities to expeditionary air and space forces for any contingency operation. The 283rd currently has 25% of its personnel deployed to Southwest Asia, supporting a six-month Joint Expeditionary Tasking. 25 | Georgia Department of Defense Additionally, the 283rd was the lead communications squadron providing the communications infrastructure for the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization’s annual proof-ofconcept. This exercise tested both program-of-record and prototype weapon systems capability to detect, track, and negate unmanned aerial systems. During the past seven years, the 283rd has worked directly with Northern Command and Air Force North to provide tactical communications support for missile defense missions and emergency response for hurricanes and other natural disasters. Located in Marietta, Ga., the 283rd is perfectly situated for a quick response anywhere in the region. 530th Air Force Band The 530th Air Force Band (otherwise known as the Air National Guard Band of the South) supports global Air Force and Air National Guard missions by fostering patriotism and communicating a strategic message by performing musical services for the military community as well as the general public. The unit is scheduled to be deactivated October 2013 and has worked on getting members reassigned in the Air and Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. While reducing in size, the band has remained active, continuing its mission with four ensembles, fulfilling mission requests in three states. The band will continue to spread the story of the Air National Guard in venues large and small culminating in an Independence Day celebration in West Palm Beach, Fla. Performances this past year included appearances in Atlanta and a celebration of the unit’s 66year history, showcasing alumni in vibrant air war training capabilities and the associated cost savings. As their training in Savannah concluded, the 1st Fighter Wing commanders estimated their cost savings at more than a million dollars as compared to other Air Force training areas. Global Guardian 2012, the nation’s largest National Guard exercise, was also conducted at the CRTC in February and is returning in March 2013 as an ever-expanding exercise. Using both national and international elements, the definition of “Joint Training” is taken to a whole new level at Global Guardian. Operations include an entire air war to be conducted in the near unlimited air space off Georgia’s coast, involving the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines. The U.S. Army and Air Force conduct personnel drops into a featured concert including former band commander Maj. Bill King. The Air National Guard Band of the South has a rich history and will always be a part of the heritage of the Georgia Air National Guard. drop zones at nearby Fort Stewart and South Carolina’s North Field. Forward operators find the environs of the Townsend Bombing Range to be more than a challenge as joint terminal attack controllers hone their laser-guiding skills, painting ground targets for their attack aircraft partners flying far overhead. Finally, last year, an entire MASH-type hospital was created on a retired taxiway by international elements from Canada, Belgium and Sweden. Savannah’s CRTC’s continuing flexibility allows it to improve its advancing technologies, providing today’s air warrior with exceptional logistical support and the most realistic electronic war environment possible, ensuring today’s Airmen remain on the leading edge on the nation’s war fighting capabilities. Combat Readiness Training Center Savannah’s Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) has become an elite training base for all of the nation’s airframes, to include fifth generation aircraft – namely the F-22 Raptors. In July and August, the 1st Fighter Wing from Langley Air Force Base called the CRTC its home away from home while its ramp and runways were resurfaced. While in Savannah, the Air Warriors made the absolute most of their time, flying sorties against F-15s from Florida, F-16s from South Carolina, and F-18s from the Beaufort-based Marines. While the F-22s could have chosen any number of locations for their temporary home, they selected the CRTC due to its 2012 Annual Report | 26 Georgia State Defense Force When ordered by the Adjutant General, the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) provides an organized, trained, disciplined, rapid response, uniformed force. GSDF volunteers respond to needs and emergency situations as defined by the Adjutant General and the Governor, and assist local authorities where such missions do not conflict, as authorized under the Official Code of Georgia, Title 38. In 2012, the GSDF ran its first formal National Association for Search and Rescue certification course for select Search and Rescue Specialization II personnel, while at the same time modernizing training courses across all spectrums of the GSDF force. More than 400 GSDF volunteers met at Fort Stewart to participate in their Annual Training (AT), creating a realistic exercise putting the totality of each unit’s training into action. AT 2012 was designed as a force-wide search and rescue mission run as an Army Readiness Training Evaluation Program. Other highlights for the organization in 2012 include a joint radiological training exercise with the Georgia Counterdrug Task Force; SDF members serving as opposition force role-players during pre-mobilization training for various Georgia National Guard units, saving the Georgia Guard an estimated half-million dollars in role-player payroll; aiding a mass casualty exercise with the Air Force Reserve’s 94th Airlift Wing; participating in exercises as a force-multiplier with other various Georgia Guard units including the 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. Prior-service veterans comprise approximately 33 percent of the GSDF force. State Defense Force members act as a force-multiplier to 27 | Georgia Department of Defense the Ga. DoD, capable of immediate response when called upon and assisting with everything from search and rescue missions, to disaster relief efforts, to helping reunite redeploying Guardsmen with their families. When called upon, the GSDF provides a variety of support functions for the Georgia National Guard including family support, legal assistance, medical and chaplaincy support, and technical assistance in a variety of other areas. The GSDF also performs defense support to civil authority missions such as evacuation and control during natural disasters, perimeter safety, and medical assistance at major public events. The GSDF provides a wide variety of training and educational opportunities – from military operations to Community Emergency Response Team training – for its own personnel as well as the personnel of the Georgia National Guard. The strong working relationship with the Georgia National Guard allows the GSDF to remain relevant and ready to serve the state and its citizens, now and long into the future. Brig. Gen. Jerry Bradford Commanding General Ga. State Defense Force A 179th Military Police Company team moves together down a hallway to clear rooms while GSDF volunteers role-play opposition forces as part of the 179th MP’s Pre-mobilization Training Assistance Element’s 21-day refresher course on warrior tasks and battle drills. SDF volunteers help to make the training as realistic as possible – and at no cost to the Georgia National Guard. Members of the GSDF inspect a Georgia Army National Guard MEDEVAC helicopter during a training exercise Nov. 3, 2012, at the Georgia Garrison Training Center in Hinesville, Ga., for this year’s annual training. Many of the GSDF’s approximately 530 volunteers came together from across the state to develop their mission-essential task lists during a training scenario which featured a downed aircraft, lost and injured persons, and potentially even illegal narcotics and weapons. The Georgia Army National Guard’s 78th Aviation Troop Command provided one of its MEDEVAC helicopters and a crew from Company C, 1-111th General Support Aviation Battalion, to help make the training as realistic as possible. 2012 Annual Report | 28 Joint Staff The Georgia Department of Defense Joint Staff is responsible for the strategic management, leadership, and direction of the Ga. DoD, which includes the Ga. Army National Guard, the Ga. Air National Guard, and the Ga. State Defense Force. The purpose of the Joint Staff is to provide the Adjutant General with time-sensitive intelligence and information. The Joint Staff seeks to build the strength of the Ga. DoD through internal and external partnerships. While the primary mission of the Joint Staff is providing defense support to civil authorities, homeland security, and homeland defense, it provides leadership in several other areas. The Joint Staff also has oversight of the Ga. DoD’s Service Support Division, Strategic Management Office, and the State Partnership Program (SPP). The Service Support Division is responsible for planning, developing, supervising, and directing family programs for the Georgia National Guard and Reserve members and their families. This includes families of all deployed military personnel – regardless of service component – during all levels of contingency and mobilization operations throughout the state. This division also advises the Adjutant General on matters relating to family readiness and quality of life and is instrumental in assisting service members seeking employment. The Strategic Management Office advises the Adjutant General on matters relating to organizational self-improvement. This office uses several programs throughout the year such as the Army Performance Improvement Criteria, the Malcom 29 | Georgia Department of Defense Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, and the Managers’ Internal Control Program to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes in the organization. The State Partnership Program is a program that provides unique partnership capacitybuilding capabilities to combatant commanders and U.S. ambassadors through partnerships between U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia and foreign countries. The SPP supports U.S. national interests and security cooperation goals by engaging partner nations via military, socio-political and economic conduits at the local, state and national level. The state of Georgia’s partner is the country of Georgia. This partnership was one of the first SPP partnerships established in the program and the Georgia DoD routinely conducts several engagements throughout the year as part of the SPP mission. Col. Brent Bracewell Director, Joint Staff Aerial view of the Georgia Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga. Brigadier Gen. Joe Jarrard, Georgiaâ€™s Assistant Adjutant General-Army; Lt. Col. John Gentry, commander of 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery; and Col. John King, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Commander, watch as Soldiers of the 48th Brigade conduct a convoy live-fire to validate their platoon maneuver proficiency during Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise training at Camp Ripley, Minn. 2012 Annual Report | 30 Defense Support of Civil Authorities The Georgia Department of Defense is always ready to provide support to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the citizens of Georgia in the event of natural and/or manmade disasters. We do this by attending conferences, developing and refining our written plans, conducting exercises and supporting realworld events. There are several conferences we attend annually that help us stay at the forefront of emerging initiatives in emergency preparedness. In February 2012, we participated in the Annual Domestic Operations Conference in Washington D.C. hosted by the National Guard Bureau. This conference allowed all domestic operations officers from the National Guard’s 54 States and territories to come together to discuss their plans, preparedness and exercises in order to ensure the National Guard is always ready. The Georgia Department of Defense also has representation at GEMA’s Emergency Managers Association Group meetings and their seasonal preparedness meetings at the State Operations Center. At the Georgia Department of Defense, we continually develop and refine our written emergency operations plans by conducting Joint Planning Group meetings throughout the year and by conducting external reviews of our plans. We work 31 | Georgia Department of Defense with other agencies in order to share and discuss those plans. For example, in 2012, we shared our plans with the Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, the Alabama National Guard and the Florida National Guard. Our best way to remain prepared for natural or manmade disasters is to conduct exercises. The Georgia Department of Defense participated in various emergency response exercises throughout 2012. We participated in the Annual Northern Command Hurricane Preparedness Exercise at San Antonio, Texas in April. Also in April, after a year of planning, emergency personnel from Morgan, Newton and Walton counties, along with other local, state and federal agencies and organizations – including the Georgia State Defense Force – successfully demonstrated they are prepared to respond to potential hazards associated with the transportation of transuranic radioactive waste through the I-20 corridor. In May, the Ga. DoD participated in GEMA’s 2012 Hurricane Exercise. In June and September, we conducted internal tornado scenario exercises in order to prepare ourselves for the potential of tornado emergencies in the state of Georgia. In August, the 78th Homeland Response Force participated in Operation Vigilant Guard, where National Guard units from across the country came together in North Carolina to hone their methods of support for different federal and state agencies in an emergency situation. In July, we conducted an internally driven command post exercise in order to ensure our own staff is prepared for an emergency situation. During 2012, the Georgia Department of Defense provided defense support to civil authorities during real-world events, as well. Our Joint Staff sent representatives to the Florida National Guard headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in order to assist their Joint Operations Center and to obtain lessons learned and best practices from the National Special Security Event. Our 4th Civil Support Team, the 116th Air Control Wing’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, and the 78th’s Homeland Response Force all supported the Republican National Convention in Tampa Fla., as well as the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. After the devastating landfall of Hurricane Sandy, the Georgia National Guard sent two CH 47 helicopters to New Jersey in support of FEMA, and one CH 47 helicopter to New York in support of the New York National Guard. In addition to these missions, we sent a physician’s assistant from our 4th Civil Support Team to New York in order to assist with civil support medical operations. The Georgia Department of Defense stays ready to support the state of Georgia and its citizens through our attendance at conferences, our development and refining of our written plans, by conducting exercises and by supporting real world events. The Georgia Department of Defense will always be ready to provide defense support to civil authorities. A Georgia Guard Chinook moves along the New York City skyline as it heads for New York Harbor on the Hudson River to drop off a load of supplies, equipment and relief workers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The view from an Army National Guard helicopter as it prepares to drop water on a raging wildfire. A specialist with the Maryland Urban Search and Rescue Task Force pets search dog Jed aboard a Georgia Guard Chinook during a flight from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to Staten Island, N.Y., to conduct house-tohouse searches during the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Georgia regularly looks to the National Guard to help combat wildfires. Most recently, the Guard helped control the Honey Prairie fire near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Sweat Farm Again fire near Waycross, Ga. Pictured here, an Army National Guard Chinook drops thousands of gallons of water on a forest wildfire. Georgia National Guard Soldiers smash through a reinforced concrete obstacle during training at Operation Vigilant Guard in North Carolina. The exercise brought the NCNG and hundreds of other participants, including National Guard units from several states, and federal and state agencies to train together. It strengthened bonds among civilian, National Guard and Federal response partners in order to enhance the preparedness for critical support tasks associated with emergency response operations. Soldiers from the 877th Engineer Battalion, out of Augusta, Ga., conduct heavylifting exercises by moving large blocks of cement across a course in Raleigh, N.C. The course the Soldiers worked on is a 10,000 square-foot rubble pile used by civilian search-and-rescue teams. The Soldiers were part of a searchand-rescue unit and were working side-by-side with civilian firefighters from Raleigh, Fayetteville and Cary, N.C., as part of North Carolinaâ€™s Vigilant Guard training exercise. 2012 Annual Report | 32 Joint Task Force 781 CERFP The 78th Homeland Response Force’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and/or Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force Package (CERFP), also known as the Joint Task Force (JTF) 781 CERFP, is comprised of four elements staffed by approximately 400 personnel from previously established National Guard units. The CERFP team ensures that the Governor and Adjutant General have the capabilities to mitigate risks associated with collapsed structure (confined space) rescue, medical triage and stabilization, mass decontamination, and the recovery of fatalities resulting from a CBRN incident. The JTF 781 CERFP supports FEMA Region IV for defense support to civil authorities-type missions. The Georgia Guard has one of 12 validated CERFPs in the country. The CERFP teams function as either follow-on or prepositioned forces, working closely with deployed weapons of mass destruction civil support teams (WMD-CSTs) to provide a robust National Guard response capability. The CERFP teams are specially trained to integrate into the national incident command system to conduct life-saving actions within a contaminated environment. In September, JTF 781 supported operations at the National Level Exercise Vigilant Guard 2012. “Vigilant Guard” reinforced that all incidents are local. The exercise demonstrated the capabilities of the National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, the Joint Task ForcePanther, 78th HRF, JTF 781, and the Emergency Management Assistance Compact – the process where governors reach out to other governors for more assistance. Specific National Guard homeland defense capabilities will include the Homeland Response Force’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams and CERFP teams. In addition, JTF 781 also supported the U.S. Secret Serviceappointed National Special Security Event with DSCA for the Democratic National Convention. The unit staged at Camp McCrady, S.C. and continued inter-agency training with South Carolina fire fighters at the South Carolina Fire Academy. 4th WMD Civil Support Team The 22 personnel of the 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team (CST) provide support to civil authorities at domestic chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incident sites by offering identification and assessment of hazards. The unit also advises civil authorities and facilitates the arrival of follow-on military forces during emergencies. The 4th CST is comprised of full-time Army and Air National Guard personnel. The structure of the unit is divided into six 33 | Georgia Department of Defense sections: command; operations; communications; administration/ logistics; medical/analytical; and survey. Each CST deploys to an incident site using its own organic assigned vehicles, which include a command vehicle, operations trailer, the unified command suite, an analytical laboratory system vehicle, and several general-purpose vehicles. The CST can also be moved by air, rail, commercial truck, or ship. The 4th CST was one of the first ten CST units originally established by the U.S. Department of Defense. In 2012, Georgia’s 4th CST was active across the state, training with first responders at Cobb County Safety Village, providing vital support for large-draw events and technical assistance for Secret Service-appointed National Special Security Events with defense support to civil authorities for the Democratic National Convention, support of other National Level Exercises, and was called to action for six “real- world” responses in 2012. Most recently, the 4th CST participated in a WMD training exercise with the Office of Secure Transportation with the National Nuclear Security Administration. The exercise underscored the value the CST brings to the state and other federal agencies in the event that a CBRN incident exceeds the capability of local responders to control. The CST can deploy 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to assist the state of Georgia and other FEMA region IV states. The 4th CST hosts a HAZMAT exercise for first responders. The exercise used the Cobb County Safety Village’s eight-acre site to help capture an accurate performance of interagency capabilities in response to a hazardous materials or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) incident. Vehicles and personnel with Marietta’s 4th Civil Support Team unload from a C-5 Galaxy at the West Virginia Air National Guard’s Martinsburg Air Base in preparation for a joint emergency response exercise. During an emergency HAZMAT scenario as part of the Vigilant Guard Exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., soldiers with 138th Chemical Company prepare an injured civilian role-player to be taken into the non ambulatory tent to be decontaminated Guardsmen of the 138th Chemical Company spend part of their January training assembly learning how to use and maintain the new self-contained breathing apparatus recently obtained by the JTF for use during evacuation, search and extraction missions. Combat engineer Sgt. John Horst, with Douglas’ 848th Engineer Company, climbs a rubble pile wearing a new style decontamination suit being tested for fielding by Kennesaw’s Joint Task Force 781. 2012 Annual Report | 34 Counterdrug Task Force Georgia’s Counterdrug Task Force (GACDTF) conducts fullspectrum law enforcement support operations which bridge the gap between Department of Defense and civil authorities in the fight against illicit drugs and transnational threats to the homeland. The GACDTF contributes military support for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and community based organizations in addition to their parent combatant commanders. The GACDTF program’s mission is to reduce the supply and demand for illegal drugs by fostering relationships and partnering with law enforcement, community organizations, and school districts. The GACDTF is made up of more than 40 members of both the Ga. Army National Guard and Ga. Air National Guard, who assist law enforcement agencies via illegal narcotic and property seizure operations, marijuana eradication missions, information and trend analysis, case support, and anti-drug classroom instruction In the summer of 2012, Soldiers and Airmen attached to several different local and federal agencies assisted in the seizure of 4.8 million packets and 100 pounds of synthetic marijuana, 167,000 packets of cathinones (bath salts), and 1,500 pounds of plant materials. This mission, dubbed Operation Log Jam, was part of a nationwide effort to crack down on the synthetic marijuana variant typically called spice, and bath salts, the use of which as an amphetamine-like substitute has exploded in recent years. Our marijuana eradication efforts in FY 2012 resulted in the detection and destruction of over 74,000 plants, located both indoors and out – one of our most successful and productive years to date. In November, Airmen attached to an ICE task force seized over 3,000 lbs. of marijuana from one investigation. The marijuana was being transported in furniture manufactured in Mexico. This furniture was being shipped across our southwest border and being driven directly to the metropolitan Atlanta area. The GACDTF continues to perform as one of the most successful Counter Drug Task Forces in the entire country. A Georgia Army Guard UH-72A Lakota light-utility helicopter flies over Laredo, Texas, with the Rio Grande River and International Bridge connecting the U.S. to Mexico in the background. Georgia Guardsmen are providing situational awareness to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on the ground while they apprehend illegal immigrants who cross into Texas from Mexico at night. 35 | Georgia Department of Defense Public Affairs The role of public affairs is crucial to your Georgia National Guard. The ability to not only tell our story but “sell” our story marks the difference between the public hearing about their National Guard and the public understanding what it is the National Guard does for them. Your Georgia Guardsmen do some of the most amazing work at home and abroad, and educating the public about that work is paramount. The Ga. DoD Public Affairs Office (PAO) covers the Ga. Army Guard, Ga. Air National Guard, Ga. State Defense Force, and the state employees of the Ga. DoD as well – totaling close to 15,000 people. In 2012, the Ga. DoD experienced deployments, homecomings, and innovations – all captured and told through stories in Public Affairs. Ethical leadership, strategic communication and community engagement are the backbone of public affairs. Deciding what a story is and how to tell and sell it is not just about getting it in the news, it’s about getting it right. Managing perceptions and educating the public through news media is public affairs’ biggest charge. Answering media inqueries or pitching stories are a daily occurrence in PA. Much like a newsroom, your Georgia National Guard PAO writes, produces, shoots and edits stories for local, state and national media. Professionals in the field of journalism and communication with backgrounds in broadcasting, print, photography and web make up the Georgia National Guard public affairs team. From Forbes Magazine to TIME, to The Today Show, to Headline News, your Georgia National Guard has made positive headlines in some of the biggest media outlets in the world this past year. In fact, there were roughly 1,411 positive stories that ran in external media about your Georgia Guard in 2012 alone, 52% of which were sourced directly through public affairs. Another way to help tell our story is by engaging the community. In 2012, more than 200 community relations events were fulfilled through static displays, color guard, band and troop support. There is no better way to help the public understand what we are about than by getting “up close and personal” with them. This process, handled through Public Affairs, involves many facets of planning, authorization and execution. Your Georgia National Guard PAO has set the standard across the National Guard for process improvement and approvals alike. Community Outreach is what drives PA to tell our story both to internal and external audiences. And, of course, in this day and age, no PAO would be complete without a pervasive online outreach effort – and ours is amongst the best in the country. The Georgia National Guard website was recognized as the best website in the National Guard in 2010, and then the second best in the entire U.S. Army. Last year, the Georgia Guard’s website, blog and social media outreach were again all recognized as being amongst the top three in the nation of any state Guard. These online channels are again in the running for numerous National Guard Bureau public affairs awards this year, and the numbers show why. Our Facebook page attracted just under three million impressions in 2012 alone, our Flickr images have seen more than a half-million views, and our website attracted about 50,000 unique visitors in 2012 (up 50% from 2011), generating roughly 315,000 page views (up 125% from 2011). On the production side, we pushed out 172 news stories. We also posted 685 high-resolution photos to Flickr in the past year alone. All told, between polished video packages on YouTube, news posts on the website, high-resolution images on Flickr, b-roll packages on Vimeo, relevant publicity on Facebook, blog posts on Blogger, and magazines on Issuu, our state PAO easily generated more than 1,000 pieces of unique, professional, salient public affairs content for public consumption in 2012. The story of your Georgia National Guard is a great one to tell, and the Public Affairs Office feels privileged to tell it. 2012 Annual Report | 36 Nontraditional Missions National Guardsmen have a unique blend of civilian and military skills. It is this dual, Citizen-Soldier nature and temperament of Guardsmen which allows them to be so effective when conducting “smart power” missions. The National Guard has conducted such missions in Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, and Central America for over two decades and is heavily involved in smart power operations in Afghanistan. The State Partnership Program, agribusiness development teams, and training and reconstruction teams are excellent examples of the National Guard using civilian skills to support the geographical combatant commanders’ theater campaign plans. The National Guard also provides forces for several innovative training and reconstruction teams, including the operational mentor and liaison teams, embedded training teams, and provincial reconstruction teams, all operating in Afghanistan and Iraq. Helping the unfortunate and oppressed through noncombat initiatives is nothing new to the National Guard. In the War on Terror, Guardsmen have helped Iraqis and Afghans improve infrastructure, advance law enforcement, bring utilities to towns and villages, and enhance relationships with local leaders. For example, Guardsmen in Georgia’s 48th Brigade took on several noncombat roles during their 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. Soldiers of the 121st Infantry Regiment provided medical assistance to children of the Kuchi nomadic tribe. Members of the 1-108th Cavalry Regiment opened two radio stations in the Muhmand Dara and Shinwar provinces to give the people of those regions a voice to counter Taliban propaganda. Georgia’s Citizen- Soldiers were also actively involved in civil-military projects designed to create Afghan jobs and offer militaryage men a paying alternative to joining the insurgency. The 648th MEB, during its 2012 deployment to Afghanistan, did much of the same. Last year, Guardsmen with the 3-108th Calvary went to Uganda to teach the Uganda Peoples Defense Force parachute skills. Three agribusiness development teams with the 78th HRF have deployed to Afghanistan to teach the farmers there sustainable agriculture techniques. And our 17year State Partnership Program with the nation of Georgia continues, as that country became the largest non-NATO contributor to the fight in Afghanistan. Georgia’s Guardsmen have proven themselves repeatedly in combat as well as in humanitarian and domestic response missions. They consistently perform at the professional level that the state and nation expects. Agribusiness Development Teams Agribusiness Development Teams (ADTs) are a collaborative effort of the Network Science Center at West Point, and the National Guard Bureau’s ADT Mission. The Army National Guard has employed the ADT concept successfully in Central America for approximately 20 years. The National Guard Bureau has completed significant planning to provide the Coalition Joint Task Force commander with a resource to favorably impact the agribusiness sector, and ADTs so far have been very well received and have been very busy passing along agricultural knowledge. Georgia’s ADTs are comprised of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen 37 | Georgia Department of Defense with backgrounds and expertise in various sectors of the agribusiness field and have been formed to provide training and advice to Afghan universities, provincial ministries, and local farmers. ADT members also bring personal ties and relationships that allow them to leverage the assets and expertise of land grant universities and cooperative extension services within their home state. The ADT will also undertake projects to improve the expertise of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, irrigation and livestock employees, and the general knowledge of farmers in the area. Specific areas of expertise and experience for the ADT members include agriculture (traditional farming), horticulture (orchards and vineyards), pest management, irrigation, animal husbandry, food processing, marketing, agricultural engineering, soil science, ice production, and storage. The Georgia National Guard has made a three-year commitment to provide ADTs in Afghanistan. The first of these deployed for southeastern Afghanistan in the spring of 2011. The majority of the service members come from the 201st Regional Support Group and the 265th Regional Support Group. In preparation for the deployments of each Ga. ADT, the units used the new language lab at Clay National Guard Center to improve their understanding of the Pashto and Dari languages used in Afghanistan. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provided additional agriculture training and technical expertise at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. State Partnership Program with the Nation of Georgia In 2012, the State Partnership Program (SPP) had its most successful year since its inception. The SPP’s purpose is to establish enduring civilmilitary relationships in order to improve international security and build partnership capacity across all levels of society. In 2012, this was accomplished in four ways: preparing Georgian Soldiers to contribute to coalition combat operations, developing an interagency disaster response and emergency management capability, developing long-term care capability for wounded Soldiers, and fostering economic development. The country of Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor of forces to International Security Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The Georgia Train and Support Team (GTST) is comprised of 19 Soldiers of the Georgia National Guard working in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps to prepare Georgian Battalions for deployments to Afghanistan. For 2012, the GTST’s garrison support mission expanded from one to two training bases. This mission provides interoperable, effective Georgian combat forces for coalition operations and supports Georgia’s aspiration for NATO membership. The disaster response/interagency development efforts led by the SPP reached a landmark achievement in 2012. Following a successful EUCOMsponsored interagency disaster response exercise in June, the Country of Georgia hosted the annual NATO/Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center exercise in September 2012. This exercise included 38 member and partner countries and more than 1,000 participants, which allowed Georgia to showcase its disaster response capability. This bold and highly successful undertaking is a vivid example of the partnership between the Country of Georgia and the State of Georgia and serves as a validation of more than six years of bilateral efforts. Currently, seriously wounded Georgian Soldiers receive care and rehabilitation at U.S. Military hospitals until they can be accommodated by their organic medical facilities, which the Georgian government is striving to build in order to provide long-term care for their wounded warriors. The SPP also creates economic development and encourages entrepreneurship in the country of Georgia. Georgian small businesses are routinely relied upon to provide interpretation, logistics, transportation, and lodging services for SPP engagements. Many of the engagements are outside the capital city, bringing direct foreign investment to often overlooked and isolated areas of the country. This maximizes the return on investment by extending the depth and reach of U.S. security cooperation resources. The SPP continues to be the affordable solution to long-term security cooperation. For 2013 the program will continue to build on past successes while vigilantly seeking out and exploring new opportunities to leverage U.S. strategy, develop partnerships, and enhance global security. American and Georgian military cadets hike through a section of the Caucus Mountains not far from Sachkhere Military Base in the western part of the Country of Georgia. The estimated 30 American cadets - including students and staff members from the University of North Georgia Corps of Cadets in Dahlonega, Ga. - are the first to participate in a 19day mountain warfare-training course conducted by special instructors at Sachkhere, June 18 to 29 of this year. Many of the UNG cadets also serve in the Georgia Army Guard. 2012 Annual Report | 38 Youth ChalleNGe Academy The Georgia National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academies (one at Fort Stewart in Hinesville and one at Fort Gordon in Augusta), add solid value to the state and to local communities. The program began in September 1993 and has since graduated more than 10,000 at-risk youth into the work force, the military, or further educational efforts. This 10,000 number is more impressive when one considers that it translates to more than 10% of the total YCA graduates for the entire country and that Georgia was just the third state in the country to hit the 10,000 graduate mark. The academies are designed for 16-18 year-olds who have dropped out of high school without a diploma. Candidates who become residential cadets in the program enter a challenging 22-week intensive General Educational Development (GED) preparation program, get thorough training in military discipline and structure, attain a grounding in the U.S. Constitution, achieve completion of service learning projects, and have exposure to a multitude of life skills classes. Each academy campus is funded for a yearly target of 425 graduates. Each academy generally exceeds its graduation target in two classes each year, making a total of four classes and reaching a total state goal of 850 graduates per year. In addition, the overall achievement rate for diploma attainment is above 70%, which is phenomenal given that each class is 100% comprised of high school dropouts. This percentage of GED attainment is almost double what this age group is able to achieve outside of YCA. More than 55% of YCA graduates go on to enter the work force, about 25% seek further education, and almost 20% enter some branch of military service. In fact, Georgia YCA graduates have attended some prestigious schools: Emory University; The Citadel; The Law School of Charleston; Georgia State University; Georgia Southern University; East Georgia College; Georgia Military College; Paine College, Augusta Technical College, Savannah Technical College, Brewton-Parker College, etc. Some have become pilots, at least one an MD, at least one an attorney, several top NCOs and officers in the military, and many police officers including a chief, etc. The added value to Georgia and local communities could be summed up with three examples: the thousands of graduates who now can go on to lead productive lives as participatory citizens; the value of the community service performed by YCA cadets in Georgia averaging over half-a-million dollars per year; and the final results of a cost analysis done by the Rand Corporation. The Rand Corporation study concluded for every dollar invested in the program, there was a return of two dollars and sixty cents. Youth ChalleNGe works! 39 | Georgia Department of Defense Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal speaks at a graduation ceremony for the 219 at-risk youth at Fort Gordon’s National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy. “I observed how the time that these young people were spending here was changing lives. They had not been here very long, but I could tell as they stood and presented and talked about the things they were learning, it was making a difference,” said Deal about agreeing to deliver remarks at the graduation. (This and the other graduation photo by The Augusta Chronicle’s Corey Perrine.) 2012 Annual Report | 40 STARBASE The Georgia Department of Defense’s Peach State STARBASE program seeks to raise the interest in and improve the knowledge and skills of at-risk youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program exposes students and their teachers to real-world applications of STEM disciplines through experiential learning, simulations, and experiments. Georgia’s STARBASE serves approximately 800 fifth graders annually, with quantifiable improvement. Before participation in the program, students averaged 45% on a standardized science, technology, engineering, and math test. After participation in Georgia’s STARBASE, average student scores improved by more than 33 percentage points to 79%. At STARBASE, students participate in challenging “hands-on, mindson” activities related to aviation and STEM careers. They interact with military personnel and see application of their academic studies in the realworld at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. noncommissioned officer education system, and general studies training for the Army National Guard, United States Army Reserve, and the Active Component. The RTI plans and programs training within its region based on requirements identified by the individual training branch, the Army Program for Individual Training and the Training Requirements Arbitration Plan. The 122nd trains and educates the region’s all-volunteer forces to Personnel Testing test site. As part of a national partnership with the Defense Language Institute, the GALTC’s primary mission is to provide refresher courses to Guardsmen from across the Nation, who learned a language as part of their military education. These courses enhance language proficiency and cultural awareness. To help Soldiers become knowledgeable in the language and culture of their deployment area, the Guard provides Language and Cultural Awareness Training (LCAT). This program provides students with 25 hours of stimulating experiences by exposing youth to the technological environments and positive role models found within the Georgia National Guard. 122nd Regiment Regional Training Institute The 122nd Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI) provides regionalized combat arms, leadership, military occupational specialty, additional skill identifier, be technically current and tactically proficient as an expeditionary Army. The RTI teaches Soldiers to operate in a joint-interagency, intergovernmental and multinational environment and to conduct fullspectrum operations protecting national security and national defense strategies domestically and abroad. For 2012, RTI conducted 57 different courses for MOS and ASI training resulting in 1,337 graduates. The GALTC is responsible for providing the LCAT training to key leaders and identified Soldiers in an intensive two-week training session at that GALTC in languages that vary from Persian-Farsi to Albanian. To date, the GALTC has trained more than 450 Soldiers in preparation to overseas deployment. The GALTC serves as a unique asset to the region and the nation as a whole as it is the only Language Training Center on the East Coast and the first of its kind for the National Guard. Language Training Center Since June 2010, the Georgia Language Training Center (GALTC) has been recognized as the premier East Coast facility for linguist training and pre-mobilization Language and Cultural training. This cost-effective facility boasts four large classrooms equipped with full multimedia instructional systems, a well equipped language library, and a certified Army 41 | Georgia Department of Defense Educational Opportunities for Guardsmen The National Guard offers military service with the mission to support and defend not only the Constitution of the United States, but also that of individual States. Therefore, as members of the National Guard, Georgia Guardsmen are also members of the “Reserve Components.” Guardsmen may qualify for numerous federal education benefits – some of which are unique to the GARNG while others come as part of being a member of the Reserve Components team. Guardsmen, their family members, and their employees are eligible for a variety of Federal Education benefits to assist in the pursuit of higher education objectives. Soldiers of the Georgia Guard have a variety of resources to pay for higher education. Upon enlistment, all Guardsmen qualify for the Federal Tuition Assistance program which covers up to 100% of tuition and certain mandatory fees (capped at $4,500 per fiscal year) for accredited courses at colleges, universities, trade, or secondary schools. These funds are paid on a first-come, first-served basis, so Augusta, Columbus, Fairburn, Madison, Warner Robins, Stone Mountain, Sandersville and Valdosta. GMC also offers online programs. Students interested in the elite Corps of Cadets in Milledgeville may compete for one of 39 State Service Scholarships offered annually to Georgia Air or Army Guardsmen. This full scholarship is valued at over $22,000 each year. Georgia. As a state designated leadership institution and The Military College of Georgia, it is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its Corps of Cadets numbers more than 750 students. UNG offers more than 100 programs of study, and has many benefits for the Georgia Guardsmen on its campuses. Georgia Military scholarships are awarded to several Georgia Army Guardsmen every year, offering a full-ride for four years including tuition, fees, books, early application and a proactive attitude is vital. Some Guardsmen are also eligible for VA benefits like the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve, or Post 9/11 GI Bill. These funds are in addition to FTA, and can go toward paying for school essentials like books, fees, and housing. HERO scholarships are available for those Guardsmen who have deployed to combat zones, or the children of those Guardsmen. These scholarships can cover up to $2,000 per academic year, capped at $8,000. For more on educational opportunities, visit the Georgia Guard’s website on the subject: http://www.jfhq-ga.com/education/ GMC is one of only five schools in the nation to offer the Early Commissioning Program that leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in two years. Enlisted Guardsmen may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program while attending GMC. Qualified students may receive an ROTC Scholarship that covers tuition and books. Federal Tuition Assistance and VA benefits are accepted. meals, and housing. The school’s Guard Partnership Program allows enlisted Georgia Guardsmen to serve as ROTC cadets while still drilling with their National Guard units. Members of the program are Simultaneous Membership Program cadets, and receive extra benefits, like an additional monthly stipend and elevated drill pay. Other programs like Federal Tuition Assistance, VA benefits, and ROTC grants may also be used at this university. 2012 Annual Report | 42 Georgia Military College Georgia Military College (GMC) is an accredited, liberal arts, junior college open to high school graduates who are determined to earn a college degree. GMC serves students throughout Georgia at campuses located in Milledgeville, University of North Georgia The University of North Georgia (UNG) was created through the recent consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College. With four campuses - in Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County - and a student population of about 16,000 students, UNG is the seventh-largest public university in The Georgia Guard as a Business With more than 15,000 members and a budget of over $690 million, the business of conducting operations in the Georgia Department of Defense is complex. In FY 2000, we adopted the Malcolm Baldrige business model as our business management process to conduct operations and we have shown continuous improvement in our performance ever since. Our operational business model allows us to focus the Ga. DoD on developing, deploying, measuring, utilizing and learning processes to manage and improve our internal business operations. This model has allowed us to not only remain competitive but to be recognized as an industry leader in the services we provide. As one of the larger National Guard organizations, the Ga. DoD competes annually for resources and funding with 54 other states and territories to support our operations. For the past five years, the Ga. DoDâ€™s business practices have been recognized as one of the top three performing National Guard organizations within the nation by the National Guard Bureau. Our business model begins with annual assessments of our operating processes by internal and external agencies. Internal assessments are conducted by program managers, senior leaders, in-house auditors and members of our governance management team which includes our Inspector General, Judge Advocate General, Internal Review Division and a federally appointed Property and Fiscal Accountability Officer. Accountability for management actions are maintained through the use of the internal management control process as mandated by the Federal Managerâ€™s Integrity Act of 1982. Fiscal 43 | Georgia Department of Defense Accountability is maintained by actions of our federally appointed Property and Fiscal Accountability officer and is achieved through a Program Budget Advisory Council, who monitors our annual funding levels versus actual execution of funds. Reviews of our funding levels are conducted by our resource management division and any discrepancies are investigated aggressively. Results from our assessments are reviewed annually by our senior leadership team during our Strategic Management Board. During the board, current organization performance is reviewed and areas for improvement are identified to accomplish the future vision of the Ga. DoD. During the Strategic Management Board, senior leaders use a formal strategic planning process to determine current organization performance, refine business directions, set missions, visions and values, and ensure the organization is postured to meet the expectations of our customers. From the strategic planning process, updated Ga. DoD strategic priorities, goals and objectives are established and are communicated to the department leaders for action plan development and implementation using a five-year strategic planning cycle. Geogia DoD strategic priorities, goals and objectives are communicated to the workforce through the issuance of annual yearly training/operational guidance by our three primary internal department commanders. Guidance is communicated down through the workforce by subsequent guidance, and policies are issued by subordinate leaders and first line managers to ensure that the overall mission and work of the organization is understood and executed by all employees. The understanding and deployment of this guidance is evaluated by the annual assessments that continue the business cycle. Overall performance of our business practices is assured through the aggressive monitoring of key performance indicators by our senior leaders that provides early indications of our ability to deliver our services and to meet customer expectations. Each major department within the Ga. DoD manages a key performance indicator dashboard and tracks progress of our goals and objectives. Reviews and evaluations of performance are conducted by program managers and process improvement teams to make in-course corrections on programs not meeting expectations. When performance expectations fall short, new processes are identified and implemented to ensure we still accomplish the goals of the Ga. DoD and provide quality service to our customer. The Ga. DoD remains in constant contact with our customers through various forums such as workshops, conferences, direct meetings, and biannual surveys to ensure we continue to not only meet but exceed their expectations. Feedback and assessments from our customer engagements are entered to our annual assessment of processes and considered during our strategic planning processes. The Ga. DoD business process model is a continuous life cycle that that allows us an integrated approach to organization performance management. Senior leader involvement and commitment ensures we remain focus on the future, our mission, and providing the best possible service to our customers ensuring organization sustainability. Assessments of current performance and customer expectations using the criteria found in the business model allow the Ga. DoD to deliver everimproving value to our customers and stakeholders, contribute to organizational sustainability, and ensure improvement to organization effectiveness and capabilities supporting the Governorâ€™s strategic goal of a more efficient Georgia government. Georgia Guard Diversity 7,720 White 5,050 Black / African American 353 Hispanic 155 Asian / Native Pacific Islander / Hawaiian 126 Other 39 American Indian / Alaskan Native 3% 1% 1% 0% 38% 57% Rank Breakdown 10,051 Army Guard Enlisted Soldiers 855 Army Guard Officers 191 Army Guard Warrant Officers 2,350 Air Guard Enlisted 374 Air Guard Officers 3% 1% 6% 17% 73% Ga. DoD Technicians 521 Permanent Air Technicians 345 Permanent Army Technicians 146 Temporary Air Technicians 345 Temporary Army Technicians 25% 12% 25% 38% 2012 Annual Report | 44 Historical Roots Before there were United States, even before there were 13 colonies, there was the foundation of a National Guard on this continent. In the early 17th century, colonial life was hardscrabble. In addition to the constant threat of the elements, disease, and starvation, early colonists faced danger from French incursions from the north and west, Spanish designs from the south, and competition for land and resources with indigenous peoples. Whereas a clear need for security forces existed, there were neither the funds nor manpower resources available to create a full-time military force to protect the fledgling civilian population. While England maintained a professional army, that force’s base of operations was more than 3,000 miles distant across the Atlantic Ocean and was insufficient to defend the expanding colonies. To resolve the problem, the Massachusetts legislature ordered the establishment of militia companies to serve in three regiments in the towns around Boston. These militia companies were composed of citizens who would make themselves available as a ready response force. The concept of the citizen Soldier as an economical alternative to a standing army began with that declaration on December 13, 1636, a concept that has equal relevance in the era of persistent conflict. Nearly a century would pass before Lord James Oglethorpe and a party of colonists sailed up the Savannah River to form the colony of Georgia. Oglethorpe was well familiar with the utility of the Citizen-Soldier, and would 45 | Georgia Department of Defense move swiftly to establish and train the Georgia Militia. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Georgia National Guard was founded with the first English footfalls upon the west bank of the Savannah River. The reasons for Georgia’s founding as a colony were strategic as well as economic. The colony served as a bulwark between the colonies to the north and Spanish and French interests to the south and west. Oglethorpe appreciated the need for a trained militia force and, upon arriving in Savannah in 1732, he initiated the first muster of Georgia’s Citizen-Soldiers. Oglethorpe’s actions would prove prescient when, in 1742, a Spanish force sailed from St. Augustine Florida to St. Simons Island with a force of more than 2,000 troops. To meet the coming threat, Oglethorpe had at his disposal regulars of the 42nd Regiment and the Scot Highlanders to bolster the ranks of his militia forces and indigenous volunteers. On July 7, 1742, Oglethorpe’s scouts sighted an isolated element of Spanish troops near Gully Hole Creek. Oglethorpe personally led an assault that inflicted 30% casualties on the Spanish, including their entire officer corps. In response, the Spanish landed 200 elite Grenadiers who proceeded to march inland in a column formation. As they reached a marsh bordered by dense woods, the Grenadiers took volley fire from Oglethorpe’s forces. Concealed by trees and gunsmoke, Oglethorpe’s small force routed the numerically superior Spanish at Bloody Marsh. Stung by the two quick ripostes, the Spanish withdrew from St. Simons and would not again seriously contend for Georgian soil. Since the rattle of muskets echoed over that marsh on St. Simons Island, the Georgia National Guard has been a ready and relevant presence in all of our nation’s conflicts. From the American Revolution and the War of 1812 to the great shattering of the American Civil War, volunteer militia units formed the backbone of our nation’s fighting force. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the Georgia Guard has played an increasingly pivotal role on the international stage while maintaining a vital state-side mission. From the era of the smoothbore musket, to the age of Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems, the Guard’s capabilities have increased but our key value remains the same. Like those Citizen-Soldiers of old who had one hand on the plow and one on the musket, our Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen live and work in our communities and are always prepared to leave home and hearth to protect that which we value. We are YOUR Georgia Guard. Georgia’s Adjutant General Lineage Rank Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Brig. Gen. Maj. Gen. Col. Col. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Maj. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Col. Maj. Gen. Lt. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Name Augustus C. G. Elholm Jonas Fauche Daniel Newman John C. Easter Daniel Newman Henry C. Wayne John B. Baird Jon S. Stephens John M. Kell Phil G. Byrd James W. Robertson Sampson W. Harris Andrew J. Scott William G. Obear J. Van Holt Nash Arthur McCollum J. Van Holt Nash Lewis C. Pope Charles M. Cox Homer C. Parker Charles M. Cox Lindley W. Camp John E. Stoddard Marion Williamson Sion B. Hawkins Clark Howell Samuel M. Griffin Alpha A. Fowler, Jr. Ernest Vandiver George J. Hearn Charlie F. Camp George J. Hearn Ernest Vandiver Joel B. Paris III Billy M. Jones Joseph W. Griffin Jerry D. Sanders William P. Bland David. B. Poythress William T. Nesbitt Jim B. Butterworth Appointment Dec. 19, 1792 Feb. 20, 1796 Dec. 13, 1806 Nov. 13, 1817 Dec. 25, 1837 Dec, 12, 1860 Oct. 16, 1879 Nov. 6, 1882 Jan. 1, 1887 Oct. 11, 1900 Nov. 12, 1900 Dec. 1, 1903 July 2, 1907 Aug. 7, 1911 Jan. 1, 1913 Dec. 4, 1917 March 1, 1919 Oct. 28, 1922 July 2, 1923 June 28, 1927 July 1, 1932 Jan. 11, 1933 Jan. 12, 1937 Oct. 1, 1940 Jan. 14, 1941 Jan. 12, 1943 Sept 28. 1944 March 22, 1947 Nov. 17, 1948 June 21, 1954 July 10, 1957 Jan. 13, 1959 Jan. 12, 1971 Nov. 2, 1971 Jan. 14, 1975 Nov. 1, 1983 Jan. 15, 1991 April 1, 1991 July 1, 1999 Oct. 28, 2007 Sept. 30, 2011 Date of relief Jan. 15, 1795 Nov. 2, 1806 Nov. 10, 1817 Nov. 11, 1835 Dec. 22, 1840 May 10, 1865 Nov. 5, 1882 Dec. 31, 1886 Oct. 5, 1900 Nov. 11, 1900 Nov. 30, 1903 July 1, 1907 July 1, 1911 Dec. 31, 1912 Aug. 26, 1917 March 1, 1919 Oct. 20, 1922 June 30, 1923 June 27, 1927 June 30, 1932 Jan. 8, 1933 Jan. 12, 1937 Sept. 30, 1940 Jan. 14, 1941 Jan. 12, 1943 Sept. 28, 1944 March 22, 1947 Nov. 16, 1948 June 20, 1954 July 9, 1957 Jan. 12, 1959 Jan. 11, 1971 Nov. 1, 1971 Jan. 13, 1975 Oct. 31, 1983 Jan. 14, 1991 March 15, 1991 Jan. 31, 1999 Oct. 28, 2007 Sept. 30, 2011 Present The Boar’s Head Explained The boar’s head on the wreath depicted in the patch worn by Georgia National Guardsmen is an adaptation of the crest authorized by the National Guard for the state of Georgia, approved March 20, 1922. The wild boar symbolizes courage and ferocity. The boar’s head, which stems from the coat of arms of James Oglethorpe – founder of the Colony of Georgia – is also the emblem of hospitality. The red, white and blue colors are the official colors of Georgia. 2012 Annual Report | 46 A Global Presence More than 1,000 Georgia Guardsmen deployed overseas in 2012, continuing a trend of constant service that was ushered in by the events of September 11, 2001. Many of these Soldiers and Airmen continued to bolster international efforts in Afghanistan. As you read this, chances are there are Georgia Guardsmen on five continents supporting contingency and training operations. On the ground and in the air, the Georgia National Guard performs a myriad of specialized missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Infantry and military police units have worked to strengthen the capabilities of Afghan Police while engineers have labored to reduce hazards from floods and reduce the scourge of landmines and improvised explosive devices. Georgia Air Guard units provide reconnaissance and vital airlift capability, transporting troops and supplies. The Georgia Guard has also brought highly specialized communications, logistics and electronic capabilities to multinational forces while in Kosovo, cavalry reconnaissance and intelligence assets were deployed to support peacekeeping efforts. Less heralded is the role the Georgia Guard has played in overseas training missions designed to build goodwill and capabilities in the international community. Georgia aviators have trained with Canadian, Scottish, and Bangladeshi Armed Forces. Logisticians from the Georgia Guard worked in Burkina Faso and Burundi to help those nations increase capability to deliver and inventory humanitarian supplies. The Georgia Guard has also partnered with Malaysian armed forces in a joint command post exercise simulating humanitarian and security missions as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission. The geographic reach and capability of the Georgia Guard is extensive and ongoing. In the coming year, The Georgia Guard will continue to deploy in support of overseas contingency operations and joint exercises. In 2013, the 878th Engineer Battalion and 848th Engineering Company will mobilize as will the 1-214th Field Artillery. The 116th Air Control Wing and 165th Airlift Wing will also continue to support efforts in multiple combat commands. 2012 Deployments at a Glance Kosovo State Partnership - Georgia Alberta, Canada Afghanistan Laredo, Texas Burkina Faso Malaysia 47 | Georgia Department of Defense Georgia National Guard Soldiers Killed in Action Since 9/11 Rank Full Name SFC SPC SGT SGT PFC SGT SPC SPC SFC SPC SGT SPC SGT PFC SSG SPC SPC SGT SPC SGT SSG SSG SPC SPC SGT SGT SSG SFC SSG MAJ SPC 1SG SGT SPC CPL SSG SGT SFC Willoughby, Christopher Robert Boles, Dennis Joel Gillican, Charles Crum Mercer, Chad Michael Brunson, Jacques Earl Fuller, Carl Ray Kinlow, James Ondra Thomas, John Frank Anderson, Victor Anthonio Haggin, Jonathon Christopher Jones, David Randall Shelley, Ronnie Lee Ganey, Jerry Lewis Gibbs, Mathew Vincent Warren, Charles Houghton Dingler, Joshua Paul Saylor, Paul Anthony Strickland, Thomas James Stokely, Michael James Draughn, George Ray Hollar, Robert Lee Merck, Dennis Paul Dodson, Philip Allan Futrell, Marcus Shawn Travis, Philip Lamar Maravillosa, Myla Lumayag Edwards, Amos Collins Weaver, Davy Nathaniel Beale, John Curtis Jenrette, Kevin Michael Jordan, Jeffrey William Blair, John David Chavers, Brock Henry Johnson, Isaac Lee Morales, Raymundo Porras French IV, Alex Holmes, David Roberts Jr, Edgar N Unit Co H, 121st Infantry (LRSU) Co C, 1st Bn, 171st Aviation Regiment Service Battery, 1-118 Field Artillery 2d Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment Co A, 2d Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th BCT 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry Brigade 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry Brigade 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry Brigade 1st Bn, 108th Armor Regiment 1st Bn, 108th Armor Regiment 1st Bn, 108th Armor Regiment Troop E, 108th Cav, 48th Infantry Brigade Troop E, 108th Cav, 48th Infantry Brigade Troop E, 108th Cav, 48th Infantry Brigade Co B, 878th Engr Bn 148th FSB, 48th BCT 148th FSB, 48th BCT 148th FSB, 48th BCT 221st MI Battalion, 78th Troop Command 1st Bn, 118th Field Artillery Regiment Hqs Co, 48th Infantry Brigade 1st Bn, 108th RSTA, 48th Inf Bde 1-108 RSTA, 48th Inf Bde 1-108 RSTA, 48th Inf Bde 1st Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment Co D, 2d Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 1-108th RSTA, 48th Inf Bde Co D, 148 FSB, 48th Infantry Brigade 1st Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 810th Engineer Company, 48th BCT 810th Engineer Company, 48th BCT Date July 20, 2003 Oct. 24, 2004 May 14, 2005 June 30, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 30, 2005 July 30, 2005 July 30, 2005 July 30, 2005 Aug. 3, 2005 Aug. 3, 2005 Aug. 3, 2005 Aug. 15, 2005 Aug. 15, 2005 Aug. 15, 2005 Aug. 16, 2005 Sept. 1, 2005 Sept. 1, 2005 Oct. 20, 2005 Dec. 2, 2005 Dec. 2, 2005 Dec. 2, 2005 Dec. 24, 2005 Feb. 17, 2006 May 18, 2008 June 4, 2009 June 4, 2009 June 4, 2009 June 20, 2009 July 6, 2009 July 6, 2009 July 21, 2009 Sept. 30, 2009 June 26, 2010 Aug. 17, 2010 Country Iraq Kuwait Kuwait Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan 2012 Annual Report | 48 Officers of the Georgia Army National Guard BG JOE F. JARRARD BG WILTON S. GORSKE BG KENNETH C. ROBERTS BG REX A. SPITLER COL ANTHONY ABBOTT COL PAUL E. ANTONIOU COL VERNON C. ATKINSON II COL KIRK O. AUSTIN COL BARRY K. BEACH COL THOMAS H. BLACKSTOCK JR COL BRENT E. BRACEWELL COL CRAIG S. BROOKS COL THOMAS M. CARDEN JR COL PERRY A. CARTER COL RANDAL S. CARTER COL CLIFFORD B. CHICK COL WILLIAM A. DENT COL JEFFERY R. EDGE COL MARK G. ELAM COL ROBERT B. GASTON COL ANTHONY L. HALL COL WILLIAM G. HARDY COL VICKI L. HEGGEN COL JOHN F. KING COL KEITH E. KNOWLTON COL DAVID S. LEE COL MARK A. LONDON COL HARRY S. MCCORKLE COL CRAIG M. MCGALLIARD COL LUTALO O. OLUTOSIN COL GUILLERMO J. PIERLUISI COL HARVE T. ROMINE COL BENJAMIN E. SARTAIN COL MICHAEL L. SCHOLES COL RICHARD D. WILSON COL JOSEPH C. WOOD LTC CHRISTOPHER B. AASGAARD LTC ALAN B. ALEXANDER LTC ERIK ANDERSEN LTC JONNIE L. BAILEY LTC WILLIAM E. BAILEY LTC STEVEN A. BALLEW LTC TERRY L. BARRON LTC MARC E. BELSCAMPER LTC CHARLES B. BENNETT LTC KEVIN C. BERKMAN LTC RUSSELL N. BLOODWORTH JR LTC JIMMY W. BOAN LTC DARRELL J. BOAZMAN LTC RAYMOND D. BOSSERT JR LTC JOHN D. BOYER LTC THOMAS J. BRIGHT LTC ANGELA D. BROOKSHIRE LTC GREGORY B. BROWN LTC KELLY C. BROWN LTC MARK W. BROWN LTC WILLIAM J. CARLYLE LTC DAVID E. CASEY LTC BOBBY L. CHRISTINE LTC JOHN G. CHURCH LTC MICHAEL E. COLLINS LTC REGINALD L. COOK LTC KEVIN T. DANIELS LTC JOHN E. DAVIS LTC BARRY A. DEATON LTC JEFFREY C. DICKERSON LTC ROGER M. DILLARD LTC BRIAN K. EILTS LTC BRIAN W. ELLIS LTC ANSON B. EVANS LTC JEFFREY A. FARRELL LTC GEORGE L. FISHER LTC MICHAEL B. FORDHAM LTC JEFFERY P. FOUNTAIN LTC ANTHONY D. FOURNIER LTC JASON W. FRYMAN LTC JAMES M. FULMER JR LTC JOHN T. GENTRY JR LTC GLYN C. GOLDWIRE LTC EDUARDO C. GRANADOS LTC JOHN H. GROTH LTC REX E. HALL LTC KEVIN T. HAMM LTC THOMAS W. HANLEY LTC GRETCHEN E. HARBIN LTC CYRO D. HARRISON LTC TIMOTHY A. HEAD LTC EDWIN P. HENDRICKS JR LTC JOSEPH C. HESTER JR LTC FRANK E. HOLDER LTC DAVID F. HOLLAND LTC SCOTT M. HOVIS LTC MICHAEL O. HULSEY LTC KENNETH P. HUTNICK LTC ANDREAS JONES LTC CHRISTOPHER J. KEMPER LTC THOMAS C. KIMBALL LTC JAMISON R. KIRBY LTC STEVEN P. KISTLER LTC LANITA R. KUHN LTC ROBERT L. LABANZ LTC EDWIN A. LASTER LTC THOMAS J. LESNIESKI LTC JOSEPH A. LYNCH LTC MICHAEL B. MADDOX LTC SHARON A. MAXWELL LTC GEORGE W. MCCOMMON LTC CARL V. MILLS JR LTC REGINALD G. NEAL LTC ERIC W. NORRIS LTC JEFFREY A. OLIVE LTC JEFFREY A. PAUGH LTC TODD A. PERKINS LTC ANTHONY B. POOLE LTC ROBERT A. POULOS LTC ROBERT L. POWERS LTC SPENCER T. PRICE LTC ROSEMARY ROBERTSON LTC WILLIAM M. SAXON LTC MATTHEW J. SAXTON LTC THEODORE R. SCOTT III LTC DAVID L. SILVER LTC RANDALL V. SIMMONS JR LTC MATTHEW D. SMITH LTC PAUL A. SMITH LTC DANE A. SNOWDEN LTC WILLIAM A. SOCRATES LTC WALLACE E. STEINBRECHER LTC MICHAEL W. SUMMERS LTC ANTHONY K. SUTTER LTC CATHERINE M. TAIT LTC GARY D. THURMAN LTC JOHN M. TILL LTC FREDERICK L. TOPLIN LTC DANIEL L. TOWNSEND LTC IVAN R. UDELL LTC ROBERT T. UTLAUT LTC ANITA Y. VINSONBRITMAN LTC DANIEL J. WALCZYK LTC GLEN H. WALTERS LTC CARL L. WHITE MAJ JONATHAN L. ADAMS MAJ JOHN H. ALDERMAN IV MAJ DAVID S. ALLEN MAJ SCOTT E. ANDERSON MAJ TIMOTHY I. ARCELAY MAJ WILLIAM G. ARP MAJ JOHN H. AVERA MAJ JASON S. BAKER MAJ ANDREW W. BANISTER MAJ ANDREW W. BEACH MAJ JUSTIN L. BEAULIEU MAJ BRENDA L. BEEBE MAJ THOMAS R. BENNETT JR MAJ REED L. BERRY MAJ BRIAN S. BISCHOFF MAJ PHILIP J. BOTWINIK MAJ PHILIP R. BOYD MAJ WILLIAM R. BROACH MAJ BOBBY J. BROOKSHIRE MAJ DREW C. BROWN MAJ ELTON G. BROWN MAJ PERVIS L. BROWN MAJ STEPHEN L. BROWN MAJ CHRISTOPHER M. BUCK MAJ BRADLEY M. BUEK MAJ CHRISTOPHER M. BURTON MAJ WILLIAM H. CABANISS MAJ CHARLES A. CARTER JR MAJ BILLY CHAU MAJ KYRA R. CLARK MAJ JIMMY L. COATES JR MAJ JOHN P. COLE MAJ JAMES D. COLLIE MAJ CHRISTOPHER M. CORLEY MAJ KAREN A. CORSETTI MAJ WILLIAM G. COX JR MAJ JOSEPH M. CREVAR MAJ JAMES D. CRILL MAJ CHARLES B. CURL JR MAJ JEFFERY M. DAIGLE MAJ BLAIR L. DAVIS MAJ ROBERT C. DAVIS MAJ MARK C. DEDERICK MAJ SCOTT D. DELIUS MAJ SHAWN B. DILLON MAJ QUINTIN T. DOLL MAJ HENRY F. DONALDSON II MAJ PAUL N. DOUGLAS MAJ ERIC A. DRICK MAJ JACOB W. DUNN MAJ ANTHONY E. DUPLECHIEN MAJ JON S. DURRANCE MAJ RODNEY C. EDENFIELD MAJ JASON A. ELLINGTON MAJ JOSHUA P. EMERSON MAJ SHAWN M. EMERY MAJ CARLOS C. ENRIQUEZ MAJ ROBERT T. EVANS MAJ JOSEPH P. FAIRFAX II MAJ JOSE J. FERNANDEZ MAJ JEFFREY T. FREEMAN MAJ JOHN M. FUCHKO III MAJ LUKE W. GASPARD MAJ RONALD A. GRANT MAJ SHELBY C. GRANT MAJ DARRELL D. GREEN MAJ LYNN L. GROSVENOR MAJ ISRAEL S. HAM MAJ JONATHAN P. HAMILTON MAJ TABETHA M. HAMMOND MAJ ALAN D. HAMMONDS MAJ ROBERT D. HARRIS MAJ SAMUEL A. HARRIS III MAJ CORTNEY L. HAWKINS MAJ DAVID J. HENDERSON MAJ MARVIN J. HENDRICKS MAJ JUSTIN R. HENRY MAJ JOSEPH B. HENSON MAJ ANDREW L. HEYMANN MAJ JOSIE J. HOBBS MAJ MATTHEW L. HOWARD MAJ BOB D. HUNTER MAJ ALAN R. HUSTAD MAJ JOHN R. HUTCHINSON III MAJ GREGORY S. JACKELS MAJ KATHRYN A. JACKSON MAJ GREGORY T. JONES MAJ CHRISTOPHER B. KELLEY MAJ COREY D. KING MAJ NATHANIEL L. KNIGHT MAJ STEVEN N. KOBAYASHI MAJ DUSTIN J. KRACK MAJ MATTHEW J. KUKLA MAJ BRIAN W. LASSETTER MAJ DAVID G. LAUER MAJ JEAN P. LAURENCEAU MAJ ROBERT A. LEE MAJ KARL A. LIPETZKY MAJ MICHAEL F. LIPPER MAJ JOHN G. LOWE MAJ ALEXANDER A. MAGG MAJ AIMEE E. MANION MAJ TREVOR J. MANN MAJ KRIS J. MARSHALL MAJ CHRISTOPHER J. MARTINDALE MAJ FRANKLIN C. MASSEY MAJ HENRY I. MCCLOUD MAJ ANDREW B. MCDONALD MAJ PATRICK H. MCDOUGALD MAJ THOMAS A. MCDOWELL MAJ JEFFREY J. MCELHANEY MAJ JOHN F. MCKENNA MAJ JAMES M. MCKNIGHT III MAJ ALEXANDER V. MCLEMORE MAJ JAMES L. MCNAIR III MAJ THOMAS C. MEEKS MAJ PABLO E. MERCADOTORO MAJ MARY E. MERRICK MAJ JOHNMARK MILLER MAJ KENNETH J. MILLER MAJ FLETCHER D. MITCHUM MAJ SHAWN P. MONIEN MAJ JEFFREY W. MORAN MAJ JEFFREY L. MOULTON MAJ JASON H. NEUMANN MAJ MICHAEL C. NEWSOME MAJ KEVIN M. NICKLAY MAJ KIMBERLY A. NORMAN MAJ CALVIN F. OXENDINE MAJ WILLIAM M. PARKER JR MAJ GERALD J. PELLEGRINI JR MAJ ERNEST F. POLK III MAJ THOMAS P. POMIAN JR MAJ CHRISTOPHER S. POWELL MAJ CHRISTOPHER D. REBER MAJ ROSALYN K. REESE MAJ DARYL F. REMICK MAJ LUCAS B. RICE MAJ SAMUEL J. ROBERTS MAJ VERNON D. ROBINSON MAJ JONATHAN S. ROSCOE MAJ COPELAND J. ROWELL MAJ JAMES W. RUSH MAJ DAVID A. RUSSO MAJ KEVIN C. SANDERS MAJ SCOTT C. SCHEIDT MAJ PAUL R. SCHMUTZLER MAJ JAMES E. SHUMAN MAJ BARRY B. SIMMONS MAJ HEATHER J. SIMON MAJ TERRY W. SLAYBAUGH MAJ ADAM K. SMITH MAJ ALICE H. SMITH MAJ KATHLEEN K. SMITH MAJ TIFFANY M. SNEED MAJ RICHARD H. SONG MAJ PATRICK A. SPENCE MAJ NICOLA Q. SPLETSTOSER MAJ JOSHUA P. STAUFFER MAJ DAVID L. STEVENS MAJ JOHN W. STRAIN II MAJ SHANE P. STRICKLAND MAJ GEORGE C. STURGES MAJ ANNA R. TALERICO MAJ TIMOTHY P. TATEM MAJ STASSA M. THOMAS MAJ COLIN J. THOMPSON MAJ DONALD J. THOMPSON MAJ JOSEPH A. TORRES MAJ STEPHEN P. TUCKER MAJ FLINT H. TYLER MAJ JAMES T. VANEMBURGH MAJ ROBERT P. VENTON MAJ ROBERT M. WALKER MAJ RAYMIE W. WALTERS MAJ RUSS W. WALTERS MAJ RAY P. WATSON MAJ JASON S. WESTMORELAND MAJ TREVOR P. WHELESS MAJ JEROLD L. WILLIAMS MAJ TARSHA L. WILLIAMS MAJ GREGORY P. WORDEN MAJ SHAWN K. WORKMAN CPT YASIN I. ABDULAHAD CPT ROBERT P. ABRAMS CPT LEE A. ADAMSON CPT JAMES H. ALEXANDER JR CPT AUSTIN D. ALLEN CPT CHRISTOPHER L. ALLEN CPT GEORGE L. ALLEN CPT CARL A. ANDERSON CPT NINIASHAKA K. ANTOINE CPT BRIAN G. ARROWOOD CPT JAMES D. ASHER III CPT BROOKS H. ASKEW CPT ELIZABETH L. BAKER CPT BRIDGET L. BALDWIN CPT FRANCISCO J. BARROQUEIRO CPT JAMES W. BARROW CPT SHANNON R. BEALL CPT GLENDON H. BELL CPT JOSHUA E. BELL CPT KEITH E. BELL CPT JIMMY L. BELLAMY JR CPT MATHEW R. BENASULY CPT ANNICK J. BERGHMAN 49 | Georgia Department of Defense CPT KARA R. BERGS CPT DAVID BIDOT CPT KEVIN M. BLACK CPT KEYONNA N. BLASSINGAME CPT STEPHEN D. BODA CPT ROBERT L. BOLES JR CPT PAUL D. BOLLINGER CPT MATTHEW A. BONNETTE CPT TIMOTHY W. BOUTWELL CPT ARTHUR D. BRANNAN CPT PATRICK H. BREWER CPT JAMES T. BROOKS CPT ISRAEL N. BROWN CPT MARK A. BROWN CPT ROBERT W. BROWN II CPT TOMMY W. BROWN CPT DENNIS E. BRYAN CPT CHRISTOPHER H. 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PROCTOR 2LT ADAM J. PULSNEY 2LT RHAN M. RAETHKE 2LT JAMES P. RAMSEY III 2LT JOSHUA R. REYNOLDS 2LT JACOB W. RICE 2LT ROBERT E. RICHARDSON 2LT FLOYD M. RINEHART 2LT MICHAEL T. ROACH 2LT KIRK B. ROBERSON 2LT RASHAD A. ROBERTS 2LT ELIZABETH M. ROBERTSON 2LT BRYAN R. ROOT 2LT ERNEST K. ROUSE III 2LT KENNETH A. RUIZ 2LT MADISON M. RYBECK 2LT SASHA D. SALTERS 2LT ADAM T. SANDERS 2LT DONNA E. SANDERS 2LT ALEXANDER A. SCHEIB 2LT ADAM J. SCHULTZ 2LT KATI L. SCHUMM 2LT RYAN A. SCHWARTZ 2LT GUY B. SERAPION 2LT WILLIAM B. SHERFESEE 2LT GREGORY A. SIGMON 2LT GRACE SIGUNGA 2LT OSCAR D. SIMMONS 2LT RYAN J. SIMMONS 2LT MILTON T. SIMPSON 2LT NICHOLAS A. SIMPSON 2LT MATTHEW A. SLOVER 2LT WILLIAM I. SMILEY 2LT ANTHONY A. SMITH 2LT DEVIN M. SMITH 2LT KEITH C. SMITH III 2LT MATTHEW R. SMITH 2LT ROBERT K. SMITH JR 2LT EMMANUEL SOSA 2LT COLBY C. SPECK 2LT GERALD J. SPENCER 2LT CHRISTINA L. SPRUILL 2LT JEREMIAH K. STAFFORD 2LT BRIAN J. STAUFF 2LT JACOB L. STEEN 2LT CHERELLE S. STEVENSON 2LT TODD A. STOYKA 2LT JEREMY A. STRAUB 2LT PAUL J. STRELLA 2LT CAREY S. SWYMER 2LT RICHARD P. TABOR 2LT ERIC R. TALAVERA 2LT CATRENA N. TALBERT 2LT CHRISTOPHER W. TATUM 2LT MICHAEL C. TAYLOR JR 2LT KONG M. THAO 2LT PATRICK C. TILLEY 2LT ADRIAN TORRES 2LT JESSY L. TOSCANO 2LT ROLAND K. TOWERY III 2LT ERICA M. TRAMONTANO 2LT KYLE J. TREDWAY 2LT KARTINA L. TRIPP 2LT CHIQUITTA L. TROUPE 2LT NICHOLAS T. TROUY 2LT JONATHAN W. TURNER 2LT DEREK M. UEBEL 2LT STEVEN A. VASQUEZ 2LT MICHAEL A. VIK 2LT ALEXANDER J. WALDROP 2LT CHRISTIAN A. WALL 2LT BRETT W. WALLACE 2LT LACEY A. WALTERS 2LT SHARONDA F. WATSON 2LT QUINTIN G. WEEKLY 2LT CELEB A. WELDON 2LT JENNIFER P. WHARTON 2LT MATTHEW K. WHISENANT 2LT JODY A. WHITE 2LT SAMUEL W. WHITE 2LT JONATHAN L. WHITMIRE 2LT JASON D. WILCOX 2LT ANDREAS P. WILDER 2LT CHRISTOPHER M. WILLIAMS 2LT JASON F. WILLIAMS 2LT JUMAANE P. WILLIAMS 2LT LETITIA T. WILLIAMS 2LT ZACHARY T. WILLIAMS 2LT BRYANT A. WINE 2LT JASON P. WITCHER 2LT JONATHAN B. WOOD 2LT RYAN A. WOOD 2LT MYKEL A. WOOTEN 2LT DAVID W. YOUNG 2LT ROBERT O. ZELLMANN Warrant Officers of the Ga. Army National Guard CW5 JERRY C. BAKER II CW5 GARY K. BUTTON CW5 THOMAS J. GOLDEN CW5 HAROLD H. HAY JR CW5 ROBERT NEGRON CW5 HENRY G. WOOD III CW4 GARY A. ARNOLD CW4 ANGELA A. BELDING CW4 STUART J. BOTHWELL CW4 MICHAEL A. BROWN CW4 WALTER J. CANNON CW4 ROBERT P. CAPEZZUTO CW4 WILLIAM F. CLAYBORN CW4 KIN S. COHEN CW4 BRYAN K. CROWDEN CW4 COLE C. DAUM CW4 PETER J. DEMKOW JR CW4 BOBBY E. DENNIS CW4 DARRYL T. FARR CW4 ALVIN D. FAULKNER CW4 EARL H. FREEMAN CW4 DOUGLAS G. GAHRING CW4 MARK A. GRISSOM CW4 BRIAN K. GUNTER CW4 FLORENCE A. HAUSLER CW4 ROBERT B. HAUSLER CW4 JAMES K. HOGUE CW4 CARL S. JACKSON CW4 DAVID F. KESKE CW4 TIMOTHY L. LADSON CW4 LEROY LOTT CW4 WILLIAM E. LOVETT CW4 RICARDO MARTINEZ CW4 OWEN A. MCDANIEL CW4 ERIC B. MCKEE CW4 SCOTT R. MELIUS CW4 ADRIAN M. MONTAGUE CW4 MARK W. MORRIS CW4 WILLIAM J. NORTHUP CW4 KENNIE A. PAGAN CW4 CHARLES T. PHILLIPS CW4 RANDALL T. PIFER CW4 JIMMY W. POLK JR CW4 STEPHEN P. PUCKETT CW4 ANTHONY D. REGISTER CW4 WADE H. RICHARDSON CW4 KEVIN SHERMAN CW4 DENNIS L. TAYLOR CW4 DARRELL R. WAGNER CW4 LAWRENCE B. WALKER JR CW4 JEFFERY H. WALLIS CW4 JEFFREY J. WEBB CW4 JOANNA L. WILLIAMSON CW4 SAMUEL E. WILLIS CW4 DEAN L. WOOD CW4 CHARLES E. WOODWARD CW3 DOUGLAS M. BERG CW3 LANCE M. BRENNAN CW3 ADAM J. BUTLER CW3 TERRI D. BYERS CW3 ALTON G. CHAPMAN CW3 GLENN A. CHILDS CW3 GEORGE M. CHIP CW3 MARK B. CUMMINGS CW3 BRYAN B. DURRETTE CW3 KENNETH W. DYSON CW3 JULIE A. GAMBLE CW3 ROBERT E. HEDRICK III CW3 JAMES L. HIGGINS JR CW3 KEITH D. HODGE CW3 WILLIAM D. JOHNSON CW3 MARK A. JOINER CW3 BARBARA A. JONES CW3 GERALD A. KEY II CW3 STEPHEN D. MEIN CW3 JAMES B. MESSER CW3 ROBIN L. MIXON CW3 RUSSELL D. MOTES CW3 NATHANETTE E. PERRY CW3 WILLIAM L. REESE CW3 KIM L. ROBINSON CW3 DUANE E. SANDBOTHE CW3 DAVID M. SCOTT CW3 THOMAS G. SHEDD CW3 JOSEPH J. SHIVER CW3 KENDRICK L. SIMMONS CW3 ROBERT A. STINER CW3 BRANDON K. THOMAS CW3 RONALD D. YOUNG CW2 THOMAS M. ADAMS CW2 JEFFREY D. ADAMSON CW2 JEFFREY S. ANDREWS CW2 MARCEL ANTHONY CW2 KARL M. AUER CW2 SERAFIN I. AVITIA CW2 ANAS BASHIR CW2 SAMUEL J. BLANEY CW2 ANTHONY D. BROOKS CW2 REUBEN D. BUSSEY CW2 DANIEL R. BUTTON CW2 ANDREW M. CASHEN CW2 PATRICK D. CAVANAGH CW2 DEXTIN L. COBBS CW2 RUSTY A. CRAWFORD CW2 FELICIA M. CURRIE CW2 GREGORY C. DELGADO CW2 DONOVAN J. FEIST CW2 KIM L. GROGAN CW2 BENJAMIN C. HAKENSON CW2 LONNIE J. HARPER CW2 JESSIE F. HARRIS CW2 JOHN J. HERRERA CW2 STANLEY D. HIGHSMITH CW2 JOHN L. HODGES JR CW2 ROGER D. HOLDER CW2 JONATHAN M. HOLLAND CW2 JASON M. HOWLAND CW2 ALAN O. HUGHES CW2 MARCUS A. HURSEY CW2 JERALLE L. JALIL CW2 ANNETTE F. JONES CW2 CHARLES T. JONES CW2 JOHNNY W. KELLEY CW2 DOUGLAS R. KIRKLAND CW2 DOYLE R. KOBECK CW2 JOHN I. KULLMAN CW2 AMY G. LAWLER CW2 MICHELLE J. LEAVINS CW2 MARCUS J. LEMING CW2 JAMES G. LINCE CW2 BARRY D. LONG CW2 DELECIA A. LOPEZ CW2 BRADLEY W. MCAULEY CW2 EVA M. MCCARLEY CW2 TIMOTHY A. MERLINO CW2 NATALIE D. MILLER CW2 TIFFANIE S. MONROE CW2 ANTHONY NORRIS CW2 OMAR D. PATTERSON CW2 JAMES S. PAWLIK CW2 ROBERT J. PELUSO CW2 DOUGLAS M. POWERS CW2 JOHNATHAN S. SCOTT CW2 ANTHONY M. SEBEK CW2 LAURA K. SEVERIN CW2 DAVID L. SHOUP CW2 JEFFREY D. SIMMONS CW2 WILLIAM R. SLAUGHTER JR CW2 GARY A. SMITH II CW2 JONATHAN L. SMITH CW2 JAMES T. STEVENS CW2 JEREMIAH J. SUTHERLAND CW2 DARNIECE S. THOMAS CW2 VALERIE M. THOMAS CW2 BRIAN T. WADE CW2 JON D. WALDORF CW2 CALEB C. WALDRON CW2 LANCE A. WASDIN CW2 LATOYA M. WESTBROOKS CW2 ANTHONY M. WILLIAMS CW2 FRANCIS B. WILLIAMS III CW2 JASON K. WILLIAMS WO1 JOSELYN N. ANDERSON WO1 TIMOTHY A. BEABOUT WO1 BRYAN K. BOLING WO1 SIDNEY G. BRASWELL WO1 CHRISTOPHER M. BRIASCO WO1 JONATHAN Z. CAMPBELL WO1 LANDON J. CARPENTER WO1 JUSTIN C. CHADWICK WO1 DONNA M. CHEEK WO1 COLIN R. DOWNEY WO1 WILLIAM E. EMORY WO1 DAVID N. FIELDS WO1 CLIFFORD C. GIBBS WO1 HUNTER M. HOLDER WO1 JAMES A. JOHNSON WO1 PIOTR KARP WO1 JASON E. KOHARCHIK WO1 SHAWN S. MCAFEE WO1 JOHN C. MCELVEY JR WO1 TIMOTHY A. MOORE WO1 GLENN S. MOSELEY SR WO1 WILLIAM R. PIERCE WO1 JAMES C. RAMSEY WO1 KEITH T. ROBERSON WO1 JOHN D. ROBERTS WO1 KELLI A. SMITH WO1 SANDRA L. SMITH WO1 KIRK G. SPRADLEY WO1 ALINEGOMES SUTTON WO1 MICHAEL A. SZALMA WO1 ROBERT R. TYSON WO1 JERRY C. VANLIERE WO1 CARL L. WELCH WO1 MATTHEW B. WORLEY 2012 Annual Report | 52 Officers of the Georgia Air National Guard MAJ GEN JAMES B. BUTTERWORTH MAJ GEN THOMAS R. MOORE BRIG GEN ROBERT L. SHANNON JR BRIG GEN WILLIAM L. WELSH COL KEVIN D. CLOTFELTER COL WILLIAM E. DAY COL JAMES K. EDENFIELD COL JOACHIM P. FERRERO COL TODD A. FREESEMANN COL MICHAEL J. GASPAR COL RAINER G. GOMEZ COL MURIEL L. HERMAN COL ERIC JONES COL GREGORY S. MCCREARY COL STEPHEN C. MELTON COL PATRICK M. MORGAN COL JOHN D. MULLINS COL LOUIS J. PERINO COL JESSE T. SIMMONS JR. COL JEFFREY L. THETFORD COL MARK A. WEBER COL DANIEL J. ZACHMAN LT COL ENIO E. AGUERO LT COL KIMBERLY M. AINSWORTH LT COL RONALD K. ALDRICH LT COL THOMAS H. ATKINSON IV LT COL GWENDOLYN A. BADIE LT COL COREY L. BENTLEY LT COL EDWARD S. BODONY LT COL WILLIAM R. BOHNSTEDT LT COL PETER M. BOONE LT COL MARK T. BOWEN LT COL JAMES J. BOWERS JR. LT COL RICHARD D. BRIGHT LT COL JAMES D. BROOME LT COL MARK E. BROTHERS LT COL ANDREW P. CADDEN LT COL ANDRE H. CAMPBELL LT COL JEWEL R. CHURCHMAN LT COL CHRISTOPHER A. CLAREY LT COL PATRICK K. COTTER LT COL BRADFORD W. COUSAR LT COL JONATHAN C. COX LT COL ANTHONY J. COYLE LT COL ROBERT S. CREECH LT COL KONATA A. CRUMBLY LT COL CHEUNITA R. CRUZ LT COL RALPH H. CURRIER LT COL PATRICIA J. CURTIS LT COL NANCY M. DAKIN LT COL CHRISTOPHER J. DARROW LT COL CHRISTINA L. DARVEAU LT COL WILLIAM A. DAVIES LT COL CHRISTOPHER D. DAVIS LT COL HAROLD D. DAVIS II LT COL RONALD D. DEAL LT COL JAMES D. DIXON LT COL THOMAS W. DIXON LT COL KEITH E. DOBBE LT COL WILLIAM W. DOONAN III LT COL CHARLES E. DROWN JR. LT COL VALERIE A. DUNHAM LT COL CHRISTOPHER M. DUNLAP LT COL DAVID L. EADDY LT COL JOHN G. FARRELL JR. LT COL KEITH D. FILER LT COL ROBERT A. FRANKOSKY JR. LT COL MICHAEL M. GESSER LT COL HUGH R. GOSS LT COL THOMAS F. GRABOWSKI LT COL REBECCA A. GRAY LT COL NEAL D. GURI LT COL EMMANUEL HALDOPOULOS LT COL ELIZABETH A. HARRISLAMKIN LT COL JOEL P. HOWLE LT COL DARIN R. JACOBY LT COL DAVID A. JOHNSON LT COL BYRON K. KING LT COL TIMOTHY R. KING LT COL KRISTOPHER A. KRUEGER LT COL JULIO R. LAIRET LT COL CHRISTOPHER S. LEA LT COL JAMES D. LEITH LT COL TROY J. LEWIS LT COL ANNA M. LIKOS LT COL WILLIAM A. LIPKO LT COL VICTOR M. LONG LT COL CHRISTOPHER T. LUDLOW LT COL ANDREW D. MAGNET LT COL HERBERT R. MARAMAN LT COL JAMES P. MARREN LT COL RENEE M. MASSEY LT COL BRIAN T. MCHENRY LT COL KEVIN C. MCINTYRE LT COL RUSSELL T. MEASE LT COL DAVID D. MILLER LT COL AARON L. MORRIS LT COL ROBERT K. NASH LT COL DEBORAH J. NAZIMIEC LT COL ROBERT S. NOREN LT COL FRANCISCO ORELLANA LT COL DONALD P. PALLONE LT COL ALAN G. PEASLEE LT COL RODNEY J. PRATKA LT COL DAVID A. PURVIS LT COL CHRISTOPHER M. QUIMBY LT COL CHRISTOPHER S. RACHAEL LT COL CLAYTON M. RAMSUE LT COL JOSEPH M. REED LT COL LORIEANN RENTZ LT COL MICHAEL D. RUMSEY LT COL SALVADOR SANCHEZTROCHE LT COL DANA G. SAWYERS LT COL JON J. SHOWALTER LT COL DAVID C. SIMONS LT COL DAVID C. SMITH LT COL MONICA N. SMITH LT COL CHRISTIAN M. SODEMANN LT COL RONALD N. SPEIR JR. LT COL DAVID J. SPISSO II LT COL KURT M. STEGNER LT COL LESLIE S. STRICKLAND LT COL PAUL J. SYRIBEYS LT COL GREGORY O. TAYLOR LT COL DARLYNN R. THOMAS LT COL RICHARD S. ULMEN LT COL JOHN M. VERHAGE LT COL JOHN M. VERWIEL LT COL STEVEN F. VICSOTKA LT COL FRED D. WALKER LT COL JOSHUA L. WARREN LT COL CHARLES F. WEST III LT COL DAVID W. WHITE LT COL WILLIAM K. WHITE LT COL JOHN A. WHITTINGTON LT COL GEOCLYN R. WILLIAMS LT COL THOMAS M. WILLIAMS MAJ ARIF N. ALI MAJ RONALD M. ALLIGOOD MAJ STEPHEN P. BAFFIC MAJ ELIZABETH A. BAKER MAJ MERRICK P. BARONI MAJ PHILIP S. BATTEN MAJ WILLIAM D. BENNIS MAJ JEFFREY M. BERRY MAJ TRAVIS O. BILBO MAJ KENNETH E. BILLINGS MAJ JAMES E. BOURGEAULT MAJ BRIAN S. BOWEN MAJ ROGER M. BROOKS IV MAJ BRYAN S. BROWN MAJ JAMES B. BUTTERWORTH MAJ BILLY J. CARTER MAJ CYRUS R. CHAMPAGNE MAJ SHANNON B. CLARK MAJ CHRISTIAN A. COOMER MAJ DERRICK S. DAILEY MAJ WILLIAM E. DANIELS JR. MAJ NICOLE M. DAVIS MAJ RYAN W. DECKER MAJ REX E. DELOACH MAJ JONATHAN M. DREW MAJ JAMES W. EDENFIELD JR. MAJ BRIAN K. ELLIS MAJ VICTOR A. ELLIS MAJ THOMAS J. FAULK MAJ BRIAN M. FERGUSON MAJ SEAN P. FOX MAJ NORMAN A. FRANCIS MAJ ALEX L. GENIO MAJ JACQELINE E. GIBSON MAJ DANIEL W. GOWDER MAJ RONALD B. GREER MAJ STEPHEN M. GROGAN MAJ JACK W. GROOVER III MAJ LARRY W. HADWIN JR. MAJ RYAN W. HAMPTON MAJ MERYL B. HENRY MAJ JOHN R. HICKS MAJ CHADWICK Q. HILDE MAJ FANEY L. HILLIARD MAJ AMY D. HOLBECK MAJ PATRICIA L. HOOD MAJ ABBY E. HUDSON MAJ CHARLES A. JACOBS MAJ WILLIAM J. JACOBS MAJ LAUREEN W. JAMES MAJ TRAVIS W. JAMES MAJ TIMOTHY D. JOHN MAJ JACK W. JOHNSON MAJ TROY E. JOHNSON MAJ DEBORAH L. KEENE MAJ JOHN R. KENARD MAJ ROBBY A. KEY MAJ EDWARD A. KING MAJ AMY E. KISER MAJ JOLENE M. LEA MAJ MICHAEL G. LEWIS MAJ TASHA L. LISCOMBE MAJ MATTHEW T. LOIBL MAJ PHILIP G. MALONE MAJ ALAN B. MCCONNELL MAJ ROBERT D. MCCULLERS MAJ ANTHONY M. MCRAE MAJ JOHN A. MIMS MAJ BRADLEY R. MOORE MAJ MICHAEL R. MOORE MAJ WILLIE O. NEWSON JR. MAJ KENNETH W. NICHOL MAJ MICHAEL G. NORKETT MAJ DALE P. NUNNELLEY MAJ ANTHONY S. OGLE MAJ TERRI PROSPERIE MAJ TYLER L. RANDOLPH MAJ DOUGLAS M. ROBERTSON MAJ BRIAN J. ROBINSON MAJ CARLTON W. ROGERS JR. MAJ MICHAEL T. ROY MAJ AMY L. SANDBOTHE MAJ JASON D. SCOTT MAJ ERIC S. SMITH MAJ RICHARD C. SMITH MAJ WILLIAM E. STCLAIR MAJ TREVOR S. SWAIN MAJ THOMAS X. SYLVESTER MAJ HECTOR M. TAPIAMARQUEZ MAJ JAMES F. TAYLOR MAJ SHANNON D. THOMPSON MAJ WENDELL V. TROULLIER MAJ GENA M. TUTTLE MAJ MARK E. VALDEZ MAJ CHERYL L. WALTERS MAJ CHARLES B. WARREN MAJ STACY B. WATSON MAJ TERRANCE D. WEBB MAJ SHELDON WILSON MAJ JOHNIE A. WINN MAJ RUSSELL S. WOOD MAJ JOSEPH F. ZINGARO MAJ BRIAN A. ZWICKER CAPT JAMES E. ADAIR CAPT SETH C. ADLER CAPT SARAH J. 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