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Brigadier General Thad L. Myers is the Assistant Adjutant General for the South Carolina Air National Guard (ATAG-Air). As the ATAG-Air, he is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership to the South Carolina Air National Guard. General Myers entered the Air National Guard as an Airman Basic after graduating from Air Force basic training in 1986 as an honor graduate. In competition with his active duty counterparts, he further distinguished himself in May of 1986 as an honor graduate of the Integrated Avionics Phase I Course at Lowery Air Force Base, Colorado. He returned to McEntire Air National Guard Station after completion of technical training where as an avionics technician he serviced the unit’s F-16 flight control systems. In 1988 he was appointed as a noncommissioned officer and promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

General Myers received his commission through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science after graduating as a Distinguished Graduate in 1989.  He served as the Base Disaster Preparedness and Readiness Officer from 1989 until 1996. In 1990, he was deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He later served in the 169th Fighter Wing base legal office as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and Staff Judge Advocate from 1996 until October 2007 when he assumed his duties as the JFHQS Staff Judge Advocate. As an additional duty, General Myers served as the ANG liaison for the 9th Air Force from 2006 until 2010.  In March 2012, he was appointed as the first Air National Guard Judge Advocate to serve as the State Judge Advocate for the South Carolina National Guard.  General Myers assumed his present duties as ATAG-Air on February 1, 2014.

EDUCATION
1977 Bachelor of Arts, History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1983 Bachelor of Science, Biology, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
1986 Masters in Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1988 Juris Doctor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1995 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2001 Air Command and Staff, by correspondence
2002 Air War College, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1985 – January 1989, Avionics Technician, McEntire ANG Station, Eastover, SC
2. February 1989 – May 1996, Disaster Preparedness Officer, McEntire ANG Station, Eastover, SC
3. June 1996 – June 1997, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, McEntire ANG Station, Eastover, SC
4. June 1997 – October 2007, Staff Judge Advocate, McEntire ANG Station, Eastover, SC
5. October 2007 – March 2012, Staff Judge Advocate, JFHQ, Eastover, SC
6. March 2012 – Present, State Judge Advocate, South Carolina National Guard, Eastover, SC
7. February 2014 – Present, ATAG-Air, South Carolina National Guard, Eastover, SC

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with one device
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three devices
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two devices
Air Force Longevity Service Award ribbon with two devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with two devices
Kuwait Liberation Medal “Saudi Arabia”
Kuwait Liberation Medal “Kuwait”

CIVILIAN LEGAL POSITIONS
1. May 1989 – December 1990, Staff Attorney, South Carolina Supreme Court, Columbia, SC
2. April 1991 – May 1993, Assistant Solicitor, 11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Lexington, SC
3. May 1993 – January 2005, Partner, James C. Anders & Associates, Columbia, SC
4. January 2005 – January 2013, Owner, Whetstone Myers Perkins & Fulda, Columbia, SC
5. January 2013 –Present, Owner, Thad L. Myers, P.A., Columbia, SC

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb 16, 1989
First Lieutenant Mar 1, 1991
Captain Mar 7, 1993
Major Mar 14, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel Apr 18, 2001
Colonel June 19, 2009
Brigadier General February 1, 2014

(Current as of  February 1, 2014)


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