At 3 o’clock this afternoon, Colonel Darlene M. Goff will be promoted to brigadier general of the South Carolina National Guard. Consequently, she will also become the SC Guard’s first female general officer.
Major General Stanhope S. Spears will pin Goff at a ceremony at the National Guard Armory at 1225 Bluff Rd, Columbia.
A native of Ninety Six, Goff began her military career in 1977. She is married to Colonel Eddie H. Goff, chief of Coalition Development for U.S. Central Command.
Governor-elect Nikki Haley will be present at this afternoon’s promotion ceremony.