SCSG Military Academy

The South Carolina State Guard Military Academy is committed to developing leaders of character with tactical proficiency and strategic insight. Our scalable and sustainable training programs align closely with the operational objectives of the SCSG Commander and the broader needs of our communities. Integrated with the Military Department of South Carolina, we serve as a vital force multiplier, ensuring readiness for emergencies.


Elizabeth Bailey

Commandant, SCSG Military Academy

Anthony Nixon
First Sergeant

NCOIC, SCSG Military Academy

SCSGMA Mission Statement

The mission of the SCSGMA is to develop leaders of character, equipped with tactical proficiency and strategic insight. Our training programs will be scalable, repeatable, memorable, and sustainable, aligning with the operational objectives of the of the Commander of the SCSG and the broader needs of the communities we serve. As a force multiplier for the State of South Carolina, we commit to providing training that integrates with the Military Department of the State of South Carolina and aligns with Incident Command System (ICS) and FEMA protocols.

MARCH 3, 2024

The South Carolina State Guard Military Academy (SCSGMA) is seeking skilled instructors for NCO and Officer training courses.

The SCSGMA is expanding our faculty with two permanent instructors for NCO courses and two for Officer courses. Furthermore, we are on the lookout for adjunct instructors with specialized expertise for both in-person and virtual training sessions. This presents an exceptional chance to contribute to the development of our future troops, grounding them in military doctrine while incorporating Incident Command System (ICS) and FEMA protocols.

If instructing is not within your area of expertise, we are also in need of professionals in the S-Shops, particularly those proficient inS1 Personnel & Administration, S3 Training & Operations, and S4 Logistics. We value individuals who excel in these essential support areas.

If you are interested in making a significant impact by joining our dedicated team, please contact:

  • MAJ Beth Bailey at
  • MAJ John Howard at
  • 1SG Anthony Nixon at

Training Dates:  19-21 APR 2024, 17-19 MAY 2024

Courses: Registrastion is closed for the current session.

Basic Leader Course (BLC): NCO PME course. BLC is open to all ranks through CPL up to SGT.  Non-prior service soldiers are encouraged to register for SRT first in order to successfully negotiate BLC 

Advanced Leader Course (ALC): NCO PME course. Must have completed BLC.

Senior Leader Course (SLC): NCO PME course. Must have completed BLC and ALC. 

Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC): Commissioned Officer entry level PME course. Must be a 2LT or above.

Captains Career Course (CCC): Commissioned Officer PME course. Must be a 1LT or above and completed BOLC.

Questions regarding courses should be directed to the following:

Enlisted & NCO Courses: 1SG Anthony Nixon:

Officer and Warrant Officer Courses: MAJ Elizabeth Bailey:

FEMA Independent Study Courses may be accessed at:

ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.

Prerequisites: The following course must be completed prior to attending ICS-300.

Points of Distribution (PODS)

FEMA IS 26: Points of Distribution

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):

CERT Prerequisite: IS-317.A: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERTs)

FEMA IS 100, 200, and 700 are recommended for participants.

A Basic CERT class is available in Barnwell, SC. This three day course will train SCSG Personnel in the 20.5 hour standard basic CERT curriculum over 3 days.

WHEN: MAY 17-19, 2024,

WHERE: Barnwell Public Library

A Basic CERT class is avaialble in Barnwell, SC This three day course will train SCSG Personnel in the 20.5 hour standard basic CERT curriculum over 3 days.

Register ONLINE

SCSG personnel must have a SC Fire Academy ID number to participate in continuing education programs offered by the Fire Academy. Additionally, the ID number helps the SCSG maintain accurate personnel records and ensures compliance with state regulations and standards.

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.