2nd Battalion (OCS), 218th Regiment (LDR) trains and evaluates candidates in the fundamentals of leadership and basic military skills as part of TASS, Region C, to commission reserve officers in the United States Army, National Guard and Army Reserve.
Battalion Commander and Commandant (OCS and WOCS)
LTC Hardy L. Paschal, Jr.
OCS Company Commander
MAJ Dorothy Kasner
WOCS Company Commander
CW3 Jeffery Porter
MSG John Burnette, email@example.com
Interested in becoming a Commissioned Officer?
Call MAJ Quincy Busby, 803-299-4339
Interested in becoming a Warrant Officer?
Call CW3 Michael Kirby, 803-299-2740
General: S.C. Army National Guard Recruiting 803-299-1600
There are two course options available for completing Officer Candidate School. We encourage you to review the information provided on the phases of OCS, and talk to a recruiter to help figure out which path is right for you.Learn More
Operation Palmetto Warrior- Feb 10-11, 2018
Interested in attending the Palmetto Military Academy (PMA), the Officer Candidate School (OCS) for the South Carolina Army National Guard? The program is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you will have during your military career.
Warrant Officer Professional Development- March 4, 2018
Warrant Officer Professional Development (WOPD) Event has been rescheduled for 4 MAR 2018 at the TAG Auditorium, 1 National Guard Road, Columbia, SC 29206. Sign in will begin at 0815 and the event will begin at 0900. Plan to attend in a drill or Split Train status as required.