Purpose and Scope

The purpose of the Resilience and Risk Reduction (R3) Section is to establish and implement the Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Program within the SCNG. The scope of the R3SP Program is within all units of the Army and Air Guard (“purple”) with the Resilience and Risk Reduction (R3) Section falling under the SMFC Directorate, Service Member and Family Care Directorate.

Our Mission:

The SCNG R3SP Campaign Plan will be implemented by the R3 Section immediately to become the core framework by which SCNG units and leaders should direct actions necessary to implement immediate but enduring solutions that will promote resilience amongst our Airmen, Soldiers and Family Members, develop and enhance leader skills to recognize and mitigate high stress and at-risk factors, and facilitate the longer term reduction in SCNG at-risk behaviors and suicidal actions.


Establish the R3SP Program statewide and continue implementation with the vision of constant R3SP Program improvement. This in turn will mean immediate care and long term quality “Soldier/Airman” care for our Guard Members and Families.

R3SP Programs:

  • Resilience Program

  • Suicide Prevention Program

  • Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SAPR)

  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Services Program (SAP)

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SARC):

The National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforce the Guard’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault.


Suicide Prevention Program (SPPM):

“One suicide is one too many”. Our goal is to improve readiness through the development and enhancement of the Suicide Prevention Program policies designed to minimize suicide behavior; thereby preserving mission effectiveness through individual readiness for Service Members, their Families, and Department of the Army civilians.


Substance Abuse Prevention and Services Program (SAP):

Committed to providing Soldiers, their families, and command with the knowledge needed to make healthy choices in life and their careers. The SAP connects Soldiers and family members experiencing substance use issues with licensed providers around the state. 



Resilience and Start Program Coordinator
SGT Travis Duncan
Phone: 803-299- 2991

Risk Reduction Coordinator
Mrs. Kelcey Florence
Phone: 803-299-3990