MISSISSIPPI STATE GUARD (Component of the Mississippi Military Department) 
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  • 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:

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Course Code

                                      Course Title

IS-1.a Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position - (2/7/2013)
IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 - (10/31/2013)
IS-102.c Preparing for Federal Disaster Operations: FEMA Response Partners - (10/31/2013)
IS-106.13 Workplace Violence Awareness Training 2013 - (10/31/2013)
IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises - (1/23/2008)
IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning - (1/23/2008)
IS-139 Exercise Design
IS-20.14 Diversity Awareness - (1/2/2014)
IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents - (10/31/2013)
IS-21.14 Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance - (1/2/2014)
IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness - (10/31/2013)
IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management - (12/16/2013)
IS-235.b Emergency Planning - (10/31/2013)
IS-240.a Leadership & Influence - (10/31/2013)
IS-244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers - (3/29/2013)
IS-26 Guide to Points of Distribution - (8/11/2010)
IS-33.14 FEMA Initial Ethics Orientation 2014 - (1/2/2014)
IS-35.13 FEMA Safety Orientation 2013 - (10/31/2013)
IS-37 Managerial Safety and Health - (10/31/2013)
IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction - (10/31/2013)
IS-701.a NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course - (10/12/2010)
IS-75 Military Resources in Emergency Management - (2/25/2011)
IS-775 EOC Management and Operations - (8/6/2008)
IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction - (10/31/2013)
IS-906 Workplace Security Awareness - (10/31/2013)


  • 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.
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