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.

The Staff Officer Course (STOC) is being offered to DIV staff during their March, April, and May drill dates. Dates are as follows: 4 March 2023, 8 April 2023, and 6 May 2023.

Graduation will be held on 21 May 2023 at 1330 in conjunction with the SCSGMA Session 1 graduation at McCrady Training Center.

Registration closes on 24 Feb 2023

Register by completing the following FORM.

The SCSGMA will be offering the CERT Basic Course on 24-26 March 2023 at McCrady Training Center.

Register by completing the following FORM

Questions can be directed to 1LT Charlene Cox, S1, SCSGMA at

Registration will close on 17 March 2023.

Registration is now open for Session 2 at the South Carolina State Guard Military Academy. The following courses are being offered:

Captains Career Course (CCC): Open to commissioned and warrant officers that have completed BOLC or equivalent.

Intermediate Level Education (ILE): Must be MAJ or above, or promotable CPT. Must have completed CCC.

Limited Duty Officer Course (LDOC): Must be assigned to Medical, PMD, or PSC. This course will cover material from BOLC and CCC.

Registration closes on 24 March 2023. Questions can be directed to MSG John Hancox, Senior Instructor,

Register by completing the following FORM

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.