William N. Cobb, a resident of West Columbia, was inducted into the S.C. National Guard Enlisted Hall of Fame at a ceremony held February 1 at the McCrady Training Center in Eastover.
Induction into the S.C. National Guard’s Enlisted Hall of Fame is an honor dating over three decades for senior non-commissioned officers who have gone above and beyond in performance of their duties. Recipients are presented a plaque which hangs at the 218th Regiment Leadership Command at the McCrady Training Center where troops train to develop their leadership skills.
Cobb served more than 41 years in the South Carolina Air National Guard. His accomplishments include being a member of the Adjutant Generals Executive Council, serving as the Sixth State Senior Enlisted Advisor for Air, one of the founders and the first manager of the Air National Guard Chiefs Executive Course.
His contributions were recognized by the award of The Order of the Silver Crescent by Governor Jim Hodges. Other awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.
Photo: Pictured Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) William N. Cobb stands with Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr. (left), the Adjutant General for South Carolina and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Vickery, the state command sergeant major, upon his induction into the South Carolina National Guard Enlisted Hall of Fame, February 1. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin