Awards

The National Guard Association of South Carolina Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations who have promoted, fostered and/or improved the well-being of personnel of the South Carolina National Guard. These individuals and organizations will be honored for their outstanding performance, acts of heroism, service of a meritorious nature and patriotic activities which have made a major contribution to the National Guard Association of South Carolina (NGASC) or the South Carolina Army/Air National Guard.

NGASC Awards Program Policy 2015


Distinguished Service Award

Association’s highest honor for exceptional service by a civilian or military leader


Outstanding Service Award

Outstanding service to NGASC by a member


Certificate of Achievement

Significant contribution by a South Carolina NG or NGASC member


Certificate of Appreciation

Dedicated service to NGASC by a member


Honorary Membership Award

Conspicuous service to the cause of national defense by a citizen of South Carolina


Legislator of the Year Award

For exceptional legislative effort of behalf of NGASC by a Legislator of South Carolina


Sergeant Jasper Award

Highest membership percentage in NGASC


T. Eston Marchant Award – Army & Air

Army – Honor Graduate from graduating Palmetto Military Academy class

Air- Outstanding academic achievement and performance at Officer Candidate School


Palmetto Military Academy – 2nd and 3rd Honor Graduate

2nd and 3rd Honor Graduate of graduating Palmetto Military Academy class


Robert L McCrady Award – Army

For outstanding leadership while attending a Non-commissioned Officer school


Frank D Pinckney Award – Army

For outstanding academic achievement while attending a Non-commissioned Officer school


SMSgt Charles Buford Madden Jr. Award – Air

For outstanding academic achievement while attending a Non-commissioned Officer academy


Air National Guard Top Gun Award

Overall Top Gun for the 157th Tactical Fighter Squadron


Army National Guard Marksmanship Awards

Best teams and individuals in the combat rifle, pistol and light machine gun matches