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Published on February 7th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott Promoted to Brigadier General

The Adjutant General for South Carolina , Major General Robert E. Livingston promoted Colonel Leon Lott to the rank of Brigadier General recently during a ceremony at the Olympia Armory, 551 Granby Lane , 29201.

Sheriff Leon Lott served previously as Colonel and was the Provost Marshal for the State Guard and will now become Brigadier General Leon Lott, Deputy Commander for Special Operations. The South Carolina Military Department is commanded by our State’s Adjutant General, Major General Robert E. Livingston. The Military Department consists of the S.C. National Guard, a part of our nation’s military, and the State Guard, an all-volunteer state organization. The commander-in-chief of the State Guard is the governor. When serious natural or man-made disasters strike our state, members of the State Guard quickly respond to protect people and property and to help our communities recover. The State Guard is organized as an army division and is divided into three brigades. Each brigade has two battalions, corresponding to the boundaries of the six regions of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. New and current members receive training at the State Guards’ Military Academy located at the South Carolina National Guard McCrady Training Center in Eastover , South Carolina .

Sheriff Leon Lott was commissioned a Major assigned to the Joint Services Detachment in 2004, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2006, transferred to South Carolina State Guard in 2008 as a Colonel of the Provost Marshal.

*American Legion Post 6 – Commander – S.A.L.
*Retired Military Police Association
*Employee Support for Guard and Reserve – Board of Directors
*Association of the United States Army – Palmetto State Chapter
*Special Forces Association Member


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