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South Carolina Military Department
About the Chaplain Corps
COL Randy Hurtt
Chief of Chaplains
For more information about the S.C. State Guard's Chaplain Corps, contact:
The Chaplain Corps of the SCSG is comprised of Ordained Military Chaplains who are on ready to serve their fellow guardsman, their families and community. Under the Direction of the Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (COL) Randy Hurtt, the State Guard Chaplains serve at all levels from Battalion up to SG Division Headquarters, with one goal in mind, the overall spiritual and moral welfare of the individual guardsman and the unit. Chaplains often serve as confidants for commanders, offering spiritual guidance and support when sought.

SCSG members are encouraged to seek out their Chaplains in times of need. Your Chaplains are there to support you. If you’re not sure who your unit’s Chaplain is, contact your commander or SCSG Headquarters at (803) 299-4238.
COL Randy Hurtt
Chief of Chaplains
South Carolina State Guard Chaplain Corps
Pro Deo et Patria (for God and Country)
To become a Chaplain in SCSG you must:

·Have proof of Ordination by a federally recognized religious body
·Have an ecclesiastical endorsement by the ordaining body
·An advanced degree in one of the disciplines of ministry and theology.
·Documentation of the above must be provided.

To become a Moral Leadership Officer you must:

·Have completed at least two years of college or presentation of the equivalent.
·Letter of recommendation from ecclesiastical supervisor.
·Have two years of practical spiritual leadership.

To become a Chaplain Assistant you must:

·Be an enlisted member, E-1 to E-4, in good standing.
·Be interviewed and approved by the Supervising Chaplain.
·Be able to assist the Chaplains in various roles from ministry preparation to administrative duties.

For more detailed information on any of the above, please contact  COL Randy Hurtt.