The South Carolina Military Base Task Force exists to enhance the value of our state’s military installations and facilities, as well as the quality of life for our military personnel and their families. The Task Force is also charged with coordinating efforts among public and private sectors to maintain a significant U.S. Department of Defense presence in South Carolina.
Established by Executive Order of the Governor, the SC Military Base Task Force (MBTF) includes top-level representation from local governments, chambers of commerce, retired military, the SC National Guard, and the SC Legislature. The MBTF is tasked “to advise the Governor and General Assembly on various military matters that affect the state.”
The Chairman, and Program Manager staff the MBTF, coordinating activities between the services, installation communities, and the state. In addition to regular meetings, the MBTF hosts an annual Base Commanders’ Briefing to the Governor.
Importance of South Carolina to the Military
South Carolina’s military community provides critical strategic value to our nation’s defense. All five services have a significant presence in our state, leading to synergy and mission support. Our location on the East Coast is advantageous for deployment to the Middle East, South and Central America, Africa, and Europe, as well as to Military Operating Areas (MOAs) offshore. Each base supports multiple defense missions that contribute to defense readiness, training and homeland security.
Joint Base Charleston
Coast Guard Sector Charleston
SC National Guard
Shaw Air Force Base
Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort
Recruit Depot Parris Island