Congressman Wilson Endorses Livingston for Adjutant General

February 17, 2010 by  
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Today, Republican Congressman Joe Wilson endorsed Major General Bob Livingston in his run to become the next Adjutant General of South Carolina.  The press conference took place at the South Carolina Republican Party Headquarters. Wilson’s endorsement follows the endorsement of current Adjutant General Stanhope Spears.

“General Livingston and I served in the Guard together; I visited him and the 218th every 3 months in Afghanistan. I have seen him demonstrate incredible leadership and judgment leading our troops. He is unquestionably uniquely qualified to be the next Adjutant General.”, said Wilson.

General Livingston went on to say, “This endorsement signifies that we are dedicated to taking care of our soldiers at home and abroad, as well as emphasizing quality family support at home.”

Today’s press conference is the most recent indication of Livingston’s broad base of support from National Guard members and the GOP establishment and grassroots communities. These factors, coupled with his substantial war chest makes him the clear front-runner for the GOP nomination.

Major General Bob Livingston is the President and CEO of Gregory Electric Co. In Afghanistan, he led South Carolina’s 218th Brigade and troops from 18 different coalition nations. Livingston currently serves on General Patraeus’ staff at Central Command.

Livingston Officially Announces Candidacy

February 5, 2010 by  
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Today Major General Bob Livingston announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the office of South Carolina’s Adjutant General.

Livingston, the S.C. National Guard Major General who commanded 1,800 deployed S.C. National Guardsmen last year in Afghanistan, was surrounded by friends and supporters as he made his announcement in front of the Veterans Memorial on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia.

“Today based on the endorsement and encouragement of many retired general officers, retired senior enlisted officers, and active guardsmen, I officially announce that I am a Republican candidate seeking the office of the Adjutant General for South Carolina.” Livingston said.

At the announcement ceremony retired Colonel Steve Vinson read an endorsement letter on behalf of the current Adjutant General Stan Spears saying:

“The Guard today is in a great transitional period, a transitional period that requires not only leadership but a deep understanding of the core values that drive our brave soldiers and airmen. I know of only one man that can meet those high standards and that is General Bob Livingston. Now is the time for all of us to get behind his efforts and see him through the primary and General Election”

Livingston said, “General Spears’ endorsement means a lot to me, he was my battalion commander when I was a Scout Platoon leader with the 4-118th Infantry about 27 years ago.  His support represents a transfer of goals and desires between two senior military commanders.  I plan take the baton and continue the great work done by General Spears to take the South Carolina National Guard to its full potential.”

Livingston serves as President of Gregory Electric, a multi-state business with more than 350 employees.  He currently serves on General Patraeus’ Central Command staff coordinating with 60 different coalition nations.