The Emergency Management Division has named a new director. The Adjutant General, Major General Stanhope S. Spears, named Charles R. “Ricky” Platt to the position on Friday. Platt will officially take office in mid-July. He replaces current Director Ronald R. Osborne who announced his retirement effective July 1. Osbourne has been the Driector for the last eight years and has been with the Division for 17.
His replacement, Platt, comes to EMD from an active duty tour with the South Carolina Army National Guard in Arlington, VA where he served as Chief, Concepts and Special Projects. He is a Colonel in the Guard.
The new Director of the Division is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Touro University in Vellejo, CA. Platt also graduated from the “Leadership South Carolina Program”.