Command Seargent Major Brickley Retires From SCNG

Command Seargent Major
Brickley Retires From SCNG

  On Friday, June 17, 2016 a change of responsibility ceremony and retirement ceremony for Saluda native Command Sergeant Major Robet H. Brickley, Jr., was held at the Bluff Road Armory in Columbia, SC.
  Command Sergeant Major Robert H. Brickley assumed duties as State Command Sergeant Major, South Carolina National Guard, in July 2010.  Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Brickley served as the Adjutant General’s personal advisor for all enlisted-related issues, particularly those affecting training and quality of life. 
  He traveled throughout the state, nation and world observing training and talking to Soldiers, Airmen and their families. 
  CSM Brickley enlisted in the SC Army National Guard (SCARNG) in November 1980, in Headquarters, Headquarters Company, Aviation Section, 218th (HSB) Heavy Separate Brigade, Newberry, SC.  Since enlisting he has served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility to include: Section Leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant, Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor, Operations Master Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major of 351st Aviation Support Battalion, CSM of 59th Aviation Troop Command and culminating his as the State Command Sergeant Major. 
  While serving as a traditional soldier, CSM Brickley pursued a career in airborne law enforcement.  His airborne law enforcement career started in January 1990 where he served as Chief Pilot and Lieutenant, Special Operations Aviation Section, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Columbia, SC.  During his airborne law enforcement career, CSM Brickley has received numerous commendations for excellence and achievements in the field of airborne law enforcement. 
  CSM Brickley is married to the former Julie Lynn Wilson.  He is the proud parent of a daughter, Heather Lynn Brickley and stepdaughter Erica Leigh Wilson.  He attends St. Williams Catholic Church, Ward, SC. 
  He is a 1974 graduate of Saluda High School and a 1978 graduate of Newberry College.
  His professional memberships include the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA), the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), the National Guard Association of South Carolina (NGASC), Enlisted National Guard Association of the United States (ENGAUS) and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA).
Among his award are:
  •Bronze Star Medal
  •Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (ARCOM) w/1 Silver OLC
  •Army Achievement Medal (AAM) w/ 1 OLC
  •National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)
  •Armed Forces Service Medal
  •Meritorious Service Medal
  •Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (NPDR) w/4 Device
  •Army Service Ribbon (ASR)
  •Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (ARCOTR)
  •Master Aircraft Crewman Badge
  •Combat Action Badge
  •Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal
  •Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM)
  •South Carolina Governor’s Unit Citation
  •South Carolina Active State Service Medal w/4th OLC
  •South Carolina Palmetto Service Ribbon.

Ann Rauch

  The Travis Park Cemetery Board of Directors and Association members recently presented Mrs. Ann Rauch with a silver serving tray in appreciation for her many years of dedicated service to the Association and its objectives. 
  She has been very involved from the beginning of this effort to make Travis Park Cemetery a beautiful and well-maintained cemetery which honors those whose final resting place is in these sacred grounds, and which brings credit to our town and county. 
  Without her initiative, ideas and perseverance, this effort may never have gotten off the ground.  She is still involved in Cemetery matters, but chose to resign as a Board member, citing her tender age of 92 as an “excuse” — just kidding.  We will continue to value her input in the future.  
Respectfully submitted,
Motte J. Yarbrough
Association President