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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.

A combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruciton provided under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn aspects of a highly skilled occupation. 

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

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 Ott Chanthara / Education and Incentive Office NCOIC - (615) 313-3123

SSG Cody Clark / Senior Incentive Manager - (615) 313-0577

SFC Tammy Moser / Incentive Manager - (615) 313-2697

SGT Joshua Buckley / Incentive Manager - (615) 313-0646

SPC Hayden Earnest / Incentive Manager - (615) 313-2692

SSG Bethel Walling / Federal Tuition Assistance & Student Loan Repayment - (615) 313-0592

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

SFC Stephen Biase / Army Guard State Tuition Assistance Manager - (615) 313-0737

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

Mr. James McClanahan  - Education Services Specialist / Federal Tuition Assistance / Testing - (615) 313-0604