September 13, 2021
Staff Sergeant Carter Lybrand is our “Veteran of the Week.”
SSG Carter Lybrand has served in the South Carolina National Guard for 12 years and counting. Lybrand is currently an 89B, Ammunition Specialist with 1/151 Attack and Reconnaissance Battalion. He is in charge of all ordinance through his unit from conventional ammunition for small firearms all the way to explosives and large rockets. Lybrand deployed to Iraq in 2011-2012 where he was at Camp Taji.
Outside of drilling in the National Guard, Lybrand has made a name for himself and his band as a musician. He started singing and playing guitar years ago but two and a half years ago quit his job in sales and took to performing full-time. Now, the Carter Lybrand Band can be seen all over the state of South Carolina as well as other surrounding states.
Lybrand is also a Veteran of the Warrior PATHH Program at The Big Red Barn Retreat (BRBR) in Blythewood, S.C. and will soon also start working there and helping other Veterans and first responders that struggle with their own internal battles. He also performs for fundraisers for BRBR and encourages every Veteran to check out their facility and all the free services they offer.
Lybrand has made a handful of music videos and has released songs on all streaming services. He has been married for ten years and enjoys taking his wife and kids on the road with him whenever he can. Thank you for your service, SSG Carter Lybrand!