The SGAUS Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) Program is a combination of academics and performance-based, guided experiential learning through practical exercises or real-world activations.
The academic education utilizes both online and in-person emergency management courses through FEMA Emergency Management Institute and other nationally recognized agencies with expertise in emergency management and disaster response such as the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Louisiana State University (LCU NCBRT Homeland Security) and other agencies. The academic portion of the MEMS Program primarily provides the candidate with knowledge of emergency management practices and techniques.
The Practicum is the most important part of the MEMS certification process. The Practicum is an accumulation of the candidate’s personal knowledge and past experiences, completion of the required FEMA courses, and the candidate’s ability to integrate that knowledge into operational skills and document those past experiences accurately and honestly after working in an actual incident or a field training exercise. As the most important part of the MEMS certificate process, the Practicum is understood to be an individual effort by the student demonstrating their accumulated knowledge and experience in the SGAUS Military Emergency Management specialty.
The Texas MEMS Academy Program is based on the National SGAUS MEMS Academy Standards.