- Personnel, with no prior military service, receive basic military training in the wear and appearance of their uniform, military structure and ranking system, military chain of command, rendering proper honors and respect to those appointed over them, etc.
Mississippi State Guard personnel receive the same Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) training, in the field of Military Police, and other fields, as regular National Guard personnel.
Emergency management is one of the main missions, of the Mississippi State Guard. Because of this, all Mississippi State Guard personnel are required to complete many emergency management training courses, offered by FEMA. These classes include:
IS-26 - Guide to Points of Distribution
IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
IS-700.a - National incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
IS-800.b - National Response Framework, an Introduction
IS-208.a – State Disaster Management
IS-240.a Leadership & Influence
IS-775, EOC Management and Operations
IS-102.a - Deployment Basics for FEMA Response Partners
IS-701.a NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course
IS-244.a Developing and Managing Volunteers
All of this emergency management training leads to a certification as a Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS), through the State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS).
The mission of the SGAUS Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) training program is to promote the advancement of knowledge and practice of emergency management and to prepare members and other participants to perform effectively in local, state and national emergency management exercises and mobilizations.