SCSG Military Academy

The South Carolina State Guard Military Academy serves as the foundation for all Professional Military Education for the State Guard. Over the past several years the training requirements and focus of the Academy has undergone some dramatic changes. Lessons learned during the great flood of 2015 and subsequent emergencies have redefined how we approach training. The Military Academy offers courses throughout the year. Specific dates for open courses are provided in the Student Handbook.


Christopher Cox

Commandant, SCSG Military Academy

SCSGMA Mission Statement

To train, educate, and inspire the personnel of the South Carolina State Guard so that each graduate is a well trained, functional soldier and leader of character committed to the values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage and prepared for a career of professional excellence as well as selfless-service to both State and Nation as a member of the South Carolina State Guard.

SCSGMA Vision Statement

The vision of the South Carolina State Guard Military Academy (SCSGMA) is to serve as the Nation’s State Defense Forces (SDFs) premier institution for developing soldiers and leaders of character for both State and Nation.

ICS 400 is a 16hr in-person course being offered by the South Carolina State Guard Military Academy in coordination with the South Carolina Fire Academy. This course is open to those who are in position that requires advanced knowledge of incident command, and those seeking their Master MEMS badge. The class will be first come, first entry with a maximum of 25 students. Registration cut off is 1600 on 30SEPT22.

Prerequisites include an SC Fire Academy ID number, as well as IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 online as well as the classroom ICS 300. 

The class will be from 15-16 October 2022

You may register for the course by clicking on the link below: []

Please email the POC below for obtaining a SCFA ID and submitting certificates.

Point of Contact: CPT Andrew Brown, | 843-957-0124

The South Carolina State Guard Military Academy(SCSGMA) has opened registration for session 4. The courses being offered are listed below including training dates and registration deadlines. To register for a course offered in session 4, please complete the form found at: []

Unit Training Management (UTM): Functional course – describes the military planning and training execution process. Soldiers will learn how training is properly planned for and executed for all levels of command in the SCSG. UTM: TWO-MONTH COURSE (21-23 OCT 2022, 18-20 NOV 2022)

Staff Officer/NCO Course (STOC): Functional course – Soldiers will learn the functions of staff officer/NCO positions at the DIV level down to the BN and company level. STOC: THREE MONTH COURSE (16-18 SEP 2022, 21-23 OCT 2022, 18-20 NOV 2022)

Limited Duty Officer Course (LDOC)
: Professional Military Education course – Course offered for PSC officers only. LDOC: TWO-MONTH COURSE (VIRTUAL FOR OCTOBER, 18-20 NOV 2022). Details concerning virtual portions will be communicated to registered soldiers.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Functional course – Course is required for ALL soldiers in the SCSG to be deployable. The CERT course teaches soldiers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT: ONE-MONTH COURSE (16-18 SEP 2022)




Obtaining a South Carolina Fire Academy ID Number

The McCrady Training Center occupies the eastern third of the Fort Jackson footprint. The state-of-the-art facilities and thorough training provided by our cadre ensures our troops have the most efficient and useful military training available anywhere. Brigades participate in emergency preparedness exercises such as the National Disaster Medical System Exercise at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. This exercise, a nationwide initiative of the U. S. Army is under the direction of Moncrief Army Hospital, located at Ft. Jackson, for South Carolina. It simulates a natural disaster with patients transported from a disaster scene to a staging area for triage and further transport to local hospitals for treatment.