N.C. Guard Soldiers Deploy for Spartan Shield

Spartan, noun, a warrior born. Shield, verb, to protect. An apt description of both the mission and the members of the North Carolina National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment. Friends, family, community leaders and fellow military honored the men and women of the unit as they deploy for Operation Spartan Shield at a ceremony at Northside Baptist Church Oct. 4.


The soldiers will deploy to Jordan as part of ongoing missions fostering military to military partnerships.

“We want to continue our relationship with Jordan, train together and learn from them,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Hunt, the regiment’s most senior enlisted leader.

The 120th has been deployed twice into Iraq in 2004 and 2009. The experience they gained during that time in the context of building relationships, assisting with training of multinational forces and ultimately supporting the regions in which they served will be vital to their success in Operation Spartan Shield.


Contact: Sgt. Fst. Class Robert Jordon
Phone: (919) 664-6242

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