Mission Statement: To be the premier integrated war-fighting and force generation installation while serving as the world-class center of excellence for installation  management customer service and community partnering.
About Us: Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) is primarily located in portions of Perry and Forrest Counties with a small portion in Greene County, in south Mississippi. The training center was established in 1917 in support of mobilization during World War I and it has served almost continuously since then as a training site, not only for the Reserve Components of the Army, but also for the Active Components of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. The training site consists of a mix of State, Department of Defense, and U.S. Forest Service lands in the DeSoto National Forest.
Encompassing more than 134,000 acres (525 square kilometers), Camp Shelby can support battalion level maneuver training, and has a wide range of training and logistical support facilities. It is a training ground for the M1 Abrams Tank, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, and M109A6 Paladin Howitzers and home to the 177th Armored Brigade (Training Support). Camp Shelby serves as a training site for National Guardsmen and Reservists from throughout the country hosting as many as 100,000 personnel annually.

​ Leadership

​ Career Opportunities

​  Resources

Bobby M. Ginn Jr.
Post Commander

View COL Ginn's Page

Randall P Mantooth
Lieutenant Colonel
Deputy Post Commander 

View LTC Mantooth's Page

Jason D. Little
Command Sergeant Major
Post Command Sergeant Major 

View CSM Little's Biography

Federal (Technician)
Active Guard Reserve (AGR)
Inspector General
1SG/CSM Leadership

Job Assistance (Civilian)
MS National Guard Recruiting
Army National Guard Recruiting
Air National Guard Recruiting


The key to a successful training, testing or conference event at Camp Shelby is in the coordination and scheduling of every aspect of the event. Units with a RFMSS account will utilize RFMSS for scheduling. All others will submit requests to the Training coordinator using the requests for located under documentation.

Housing and Billeting

There are many options available at Camp Shelby. Please visit Housing & Billeting for contact and lodging information.

Department of the Army (DA) Photos
​​Our mission is to provide Soldiers with Official Department of the Army Photographs. Upload and track the status of Official DA photos on the Department of the Army Photo Management Information System (DAPMIS). Provide photographs for special packets and soldier actions (Officer Candidate School, Green to Gold, Warrant Officer Application, Recruiting, and Soldier/NCO of the Month/Qtr. Boards, etc.) Provide Command (Head and Shoulders) photographs as needed.


Appointment times are 0800 to 1130 and 1300 to 1500 for all locations.
Appointments can be scheduled by signing on to the Visual Information Ordering System (VIOS), using your Common Access Card (CAC).
Cancelling or rescheduling of appointments must be done by contacting the DA Photo Studio in which you previously scheduled your appointment.
Visit our state DA Photo website here for scheduling and additional information.
Contact Us
Post Security601.558.2232/2251
​• DSN​286.2232/2251
​​• DSN286.2540/2545
Computer/Network Support601.313.1900
​• DSN293.1900
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