Texas State Guard’s 1st Brigade Bolsters Force with New Soldiers and Specialist Cadre

The 1st Brigade of the Texas State Guard (State Defense Force) recently celebrated the induction of new Soldiers and Training Cadre. Firstly, a significant number of soldiers successfully graduated from the Basic Instructors Course (BIC), a program tailored to cultivate cadre specialists entrusted with honing the skills of their fellow soldiers. Following this, the Brigade proudly administered the Oath of Enlistment to a fresh batch of recruits joining the Texas State Guard. These new soldiers will now embark on their Initial Entry Training (IET – State Defense Force Basic Training) to acquaint themselves with the foundational operations of the military. Upon successful completion of their Basic Training, they will be integrated as active members of the 1st Brigade, poised to engage in Active Duty missions.

Relevant and Ready! Congratulations to the training cadre and recent graduates of the Basic Instructors Course (BIC) and Instructor Credential by Endorsement (ICE) conducted at Camp Swift 23 Aug-27 Aug. Both BIC and ICE are designed to address the Texas State Guard’s continuous training needs and ensure a steady cadre of trained, mission-ready professionals.






1st Brigade, Texas State Guard, welcomes new recruits, a returning member, and a new 2Lt. Jacob Bonin, sworn in by his friend, 2Lt. Madison West, both graduates of Texas A&M, and pinned by his dad during an Oath of Enlistment ceremony held at the Texas National Guard Armory, Dallas, Texas, August 26, 2023. Thanks to the families supporting them in their journey and in serving Texas! Welcome aboard! (Photos by Cpl. Amy Duesing and Cpt. Esperanza Meza)

























Congratulations to the new recruits that received the Oath of Enlistment from Brig. Gen. John Diggs, Commander, 1st Brigade, Texas State Guard at the Texas National Guard Armory, Dallas, Texas, August 26, 2023. The Texas State Guard expresses gratitude to the spouses and families whose members are able to train and support the state’s defense force.

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