Images: South Dakota National Guard changes [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by 2nd Lt. Chad Carlson
Gov. Dennis Daugaard passes the guidon to the new adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Reisch, of Howard, during the change of command ceremony for the South Dakota National Guard. The passing of the guidon is a time honored tradition signifying the responsibility associated with the command. As the adjutant general he serves as the Commanding General of both the South Dakota Air and Army National Guard where he guides the preparation of the 4,400 Air and Army National Guard citizen-soldiers, airmen and 950 full-time federal and state employees to respond in times of state or national emergency. He is responsible for Federal and State missions, assignment of leaders, recruiting, training, equipping, mobilization, facilities and public relations.