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In a  Feb. 17, 2008 photo provided by the South Carolina National Guard, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., Task Force Commander of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix VI, visits a police observation post on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border during Operation Enduring Freedom in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, before the 2008 Taliban spring campaign. Livingston is campaigning in a suit and tie these days for a second term as the state's adjutant general.South Carolina is the only state in the nation where voters choose their top military officer in a general election. (AP Photo/U.S. Army National Guard,Corporal Roberto DiGovine)

In a Feb. 17, 2008 photo provided by the South Carolina National Guard, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., Task Force Commander of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix VI, visits a police observation post on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border during Operation Enduring Freedom in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, before the 2008 Taliban spring campaign. Livingston is campaigning in a suit and tie these days for a second term as the state's adjutant general.South Carolina is the only state in the nation where voters choose their top military officer in a general election. (AP Photo/U.S. Army National Guard,Corporal Roberto DiGovine)

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