Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS)

The Military Emergency Management Specialist (“MEMS”) Academy is a program established to obtain credentialing in the field of Emergency Management. The MEMS Academy Program is provided and certified by the State Guard Association of the United States, and is comprised of three qualification levels: Basic, Senior, and Master. A “flash” is also available for the badge, denoting those who have activated in an actual incident response. Since 1998, MEMS is the most professional level of emergency management certification available to State Defense Force members, DoD employees, first responders, and civilian agencies since 1998.

Sergeant Major Fred Tredy, CSG

Commandant

MEMS Academy Staff
Commandant SGM Fred Tredy CA 
Vice Commandant MEMS Academy MAJ Mitch Cochran CA
Deputy Commandant Logistics John Corfield FL 
Deputy Commandant Operations LTC Anthony Crawford TN 
Deputy Commandant Planning MAJ Liam Murphy CA 
Deputy Commandant Public Information/Marketing WO1 Nicholas Robinson OH

  • List of MEMS Academy State Directors and Deputy Directors
  • Alabama MAJ Robert C. Jackson
  • Alaska MAJ Ryan B. Sharratt Director
  • Alaska CSM Frank Pijuan Deputy Director
  • Arizona SSG Nancy Walsh 
  • Arkansas Mr. Charles Whorton
  • California SGM Fred Tredy Director
  • California CAPT Derek Kantar Deputy Director 
  • Colorado Vacant
  • Connecticut CPT Gabriel Felix
  • Delaware LTC Victor Metta
  • Florida John Corfield
  • Georgia CW4 Lloyd Garrard, Director
  • Georgia COL Anthony S. Evangelista 
  • Guam Matt Loew
  • Hawaii Matt Loew
  • Idaho CSM Janes Brewer
  • Illinois MSG Jeffrey King
  • Indiana MSG Jeffrey King
  • Iowa James Shaw
  • Kansas James Slater
  • Kentucky LTC Anthony Crawford
  • Louisiana CPT John T. Briery Director
  • Louisiana WO1 Robert Elliot Deputy
  • Maine COL Charles McCarthy
  • Maryland CPT Christopher S. Burt
  • Massachusetts COL Charles McCarthy
  • Michigan CPT Jean Karslake
  • Minnesota vacant 
  • Mississippi COL David P. Persyn Director
  • Mississippi LT Harry F Dawson
  • Missouri Kent Ward
  • Montana Vacant
  • Nebraska Vacant 
  • Nevada Capt Derek Kantar
  • New Hampshire COL Charles McCarthy
  • New Jersey CW3 John Molner
  • New Mexico MAJ Randy Bates 
  • New York CP Gabriel Felix
  • North Carolina Joseph Thaxton
  • North Dakota Vacant
  • Ohio SSG Nicholas Robinson Director
  • Ohio MAJ Richard Twiggs
  • Oklahoma SFC Jared Dugger
  • Oregon (CPT) Terry Pietras
  • Pennsylvania Col Ricky Clay
  • Puerto Rico LTC Daniel O. Rendón-Cruz Director
  • Puerto Rico LTC Pedro A. Vélez Baearga Deputy
  • Rhode Island COL Charles McCarthy
  • South Carolina CPT Andrew. Brown
  • South Dakota vacant
  • Tennessee LTC Anthony Crawford 
  •  Texas Mark Chadwick (CIV) Director
  • Texas SFC Jared Dugger (MIL) Director
  • Texas 1SG Sheryl Bishop Deputy Director
  • Texas SFC Susan Simmons Deputy Director 
  • Utah Captain Chris Custer
  • Vermont COL Charles McCarthy
  • Virginia CPT James H. Reid
  • US Virgin Islands LTC Daniel O. Rendón-Cruz
  • Washington CSM James Brewer
  • Washington DC LTC Victor Metta
  • West Virginia James H. Reid
  • Wisconsin CPT Jean Karslake
  • Wyoming Vacant 
  • USVC COL Kenneth Cauthorne Director
  • USVC MAJ Charles Leftwich Deputy
  • RLA COL John P. Rumple
  • Commandant MEMS Academy SGM Fred Tredy
  • Deputy Commandant Logistics John Corfield
  • Deputy Commandant Planning MAJ Liam Murphy
  • Deputy Commandant Membership LTC Anthony Crawford.
  • Staff Advisor Northeast States COL Charles McCarthy
  • Staff Advisor Southeast States CPT James Reid
  • Staff Advisor Texas COLK Robert Findley
  • Staff Advisor Pacific Area Matt Loew
  • Staff Advisor Caribbean Area LTC Daniel O. Rendón-Cruz
  • Staff Advisor West Coast COL Roger Higby
  • Staff Advisor Mid-West CPT Jean Karslake
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