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|SGM Timothy White|
The Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) Academy is a program established to give State Defense Forces and Civil Authorities the ability to obtain credentialing in the field of Emergency Management. The MEMS Academy Program is supported by the State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS). The MEMS Academy Program is comprised of three qualification levels: Basic, Senior, and Master. The MEMS Academy Program also has a designation for those who participate in an actual incident response.
The Indiana MEMS Academy is responible for overseeing the MEMS training and certification of all Indiana Guard Reserve soldiers. The Indiana MEMS Academy is directed by SGM Timothy White, who also serves as the Commandant of the National MEMS Academy for SGAUS. For more information, please visit the Indiana MEMS Academy website or the SGAUS National MEMS Academy website. The MEMS program has evolved greatly over the past few years. These sites were developed to creat a direct line of communication for all members. So, come and learn what we have to give. Our Values are:
These values will not be circumvented in way, shape of form. The integrity of the program lies within those whom we give the leadership roles in this program.
Attainment of each of the three MEMS Qualification Levels requires a combination of education and practical experience. Most of the courses lited below can be found at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. Other couse sites include the TEEX Domestic Preparedness Campus, the NCBRT eLearning Center, and the National Fire Academy Online. However, some courses must be instructor-led. The Indiana MEMS Academy offers those courses, and others, at regular intervals so that IGR soldiers have every opportunity to get, and stay, qualified.
Where an Incident Command System (ICS) Form is required, it may be found in the Forms Section of this web site.
|State Director||SGM Timothy White|
|Deputy State Director||SFC Dathan Reed|
|State MEMS Operations Manager||COL Steve Pappas|
|1st Brigade Instructor||SFC Dathan Reed|
|2nd Brigade Instructor||CSM Jerome Nowaczyk|
|3rd Brigade Instructor||SGT Jeffrey King|
|4th Brigade Instructor||MAJ Charles Vowell|