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Indiana Guard Reserve

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  SGM Timothy White
State Director

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 responsible 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 create a direct line of communication for all members. So, come and learn what we have to give. Our Values are:

  • SERVICE
  • EXCELLENCE
  • INTEGRITY
  • LEADERSHIP

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.

MEMS Qualification Levels

Attainment of each of the three MEMS Qualification Levels requires a combination of education and practical experience.  Most of the courses listed below can be found at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute.  Other course sites include the TEEX WMD Hazardous Materials Training, 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.


Basic MEMS Qualification Requirements:


Senior MEMS Qualification Requirements:


Master MEMS (Non-Trainer Track) Qualification Requirements:


Master MEMS (Trainer Track) Qualification Requirements:

  • All of the above Master (Non-Trainer Track) requirements
  • Train-the-Trainer certification in one of the following:
    1. L449 Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula Train-the-Trainer (TTT)
    2. AWR-160 WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders or
      AWR-190-W Foundational Awareness of Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism
    3. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
    4. Incident Command Anti-Terrorism
  • Instruct at least 40 hours of Classroom Training

Indiana MEMS Academy Staff Personnel

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

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