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Emergency Management

Overview:  Most emergencies don't occur with advance notice.  However, developing contingency plans for dealing with emergencies and establishing pre-determined mobility, response and recovery procedures can minimize causalities and damage.  These are the essential and life-saving roles of Emergency Management personnel.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Develop contingency and disaster preparedness plans to minimize casualties and damage from natural disasters, major accidents, wartime and other military operations 
  • Coordinate actions to allow continuation or restoration of vital functions and operations 
  • Establish procedures for contamination control 
  • Ensure NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) protective clothing and devices are available 
  • Conduct disaster preparedness and hazardous material emergency response training


  • Normal color vision 
  • Ability to speak distinctly 
  • Qualification to operate government motor vehicles and vehicular equipment for "Maintenance Purposes Only" 
  • No record of claustrophobia or claustrophobic tendencies 
  • ASVAB score of 62 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 50 pounds
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance 


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 67 days at Ft Leonard Wood, MO 
  • College credits earned: Emergency Management  - 23 credits 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Emergency Management Directors