Sunday, June 29, 2014
State Comptroller Richard Eckstrom has been promoted to the rank of major general with the South Carolina State Guard.
Eckstrom, who previously held the rank of brigadier general, has commanded the all-volunteer State Guard for the past three years. He has been a member of the State Guard since 2004.
The State Guard is a reserve military force under the command of the South Carolina Military Department and the South Carolina Adjutant General. It supports the National Guard and law enforcement within South Carolina during times of emergency.
Also, on Saturday, June 21, Deputy Commander Tom Mullikin assumed command from Eckstrom as the State Guard’s new commander during a ceremony at the State Guard’s Olympia Armory in Columbia.