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Education & Incentives

Army Guard Education Services Mission Statement:  The Tennessee Army National Guard Education Services Team strives to provide outstanding service and a clear understanding of the continuing education benefits available to our Soldiers and their families.  We can assist with questions regarding use of Montgomery GI Bill, Federal Tuition Assistance, Loan Repayment Plans, Incentives and Bonuses.  We are an approved Army Personnel Testing (APT) facility for AFCT, SIFT, DLPT/DLRPT/DLAB/OPI and DANTES.  Let us answer your questions today!

Financial assistance provided for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. 

The Army's Credentialing Assistance Program provides Soldiers with funding for more than 1,600 credentials.

A reimbursement program for TN National Guard Servicemembers to use in conjunction with FTA to pursue professional and personal self-development goals.

Helps qualified Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. 

Education support is available to all ARNG Soldiers. Education support helps Soldiers meet education goals by providing guidance, advice, and planning assistance.

Encompasses standardized tests used to determine eligibility for specialized training and to support the Army's personnel selection and classification process, including language proficiency testing.

Programs and services to assist service members
seeking to further their voluntary education goals and objectives.

Incentives available for non-prior service, prior service, and reenlistments. 

Get started on your college/career journey today! 

Many nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies offer college scholarships to service members and their spouses and children. 

Every year, organizations award billions of dollars in scholarships and grants to students. 

Several programs are available to military spouses to
assist with furthering their education.

Edu Handbook, posters, information sheets, GuardSmart, guides, along with past and current policies & Regs. 

Our Team

CW4 Clarisse Bernier - Education Services Officer - (615) 313-0625

1SG Sacksith Chanthara - State Manager: IM-P - (615) 313-3123

SFC Terry Thomas - Incentive Manager - (615) 313-0648

SSG Bethel Walling - State Second Reviewer - (615) 313-0592

SSG Joshua Buckley - Incentive Manager - (615) 313-2697

SGT Hayden Earnest - Incentive Manager - (615) 313-2692

Mr. Stephen Biase - Army State Tuition Assistance - (615) 313-0737

MSgt  Joseph Wilson - Air Guard State Tuition Assistance  - (615) 313-0849

Ms. Stephanie Vaughn - GI Bill Manager/ Testing - (615) 313-0529

Mr. James McClanahan  - ESS / Testing - (615) 313-0604