Employment Enhancement Program (TN-RCEEP) 


The Tennessee National Guard’s Reserve Component Employment Enhancement Program (TN-RCEEP) is an employment partnership initiative designed to provide relevant and timely job-placement assistance to National Guard Service Members and their spouses. The program’s specialized education, training, and job-search services will enhance participants’ abilities to obtain and retain meaningful employment and has helped place over 5000+ participants in new jobs since the program began in 2012.

TN-RCEEP has a primary objective to help participants identify aptitudes and abilities honed in the military, arrive at a plan for transferring them to a civilian job setting, and assist program participants in understanding and mastering key job-search resources and services for optimal job placement. This objective will be reached through:

  • Program training and career counseling services at National Guard Armories, Armed Forces Reserve Centers and select community facilities
  • Thorough assessment of skills, knowledge, abilities and relevant experience
  • Providing resume review, application assistance, mock interviews, education options, special classes and encouragement
  • Connecting participants to available jobs

This program works with local companies explaining the benefits of hiring a National Guard Service Member or their spouse. When a Service Member participant applies for a job, the Employment and Career Counselor makes sure the HR manager is aware the application has been made by a member of the TN National Guard. Our staff certainly can't guarantee participants will get the job, but they do their best to make sure the participant’s resume and application are appropriate for the position and that the hiring manager is aware a TN-RCEEP participant is interested in the position and has applied.

TN-RCEEP recognizes state, and local agencies are working on initiatives to build a robust workforce, and we realize that no single agency or organization will achieve this goal on its own. Our intention is to partner with state and local agencies, such as the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Career Centers, and Community Colleges, Governmental and Non-governmental veteran’s groups as a complementary resource helping participants seek and secure gainful employment.

Through the cooperation of all agencies noted above, TN-RCEEP can establish links between existing services and resources with the two-fold result of job placements for dedicated Service Members and/or their spouses, as well as an increasingly skilled talent base and workforce for Tennessee’s employers.

Military commitments, as well as family and personal responsibilities, can make securing full-time civilian employment difficult in today's economy. The Tennessee National Guard Reserve Component Employment Enhancement team helps provide the tools needed for participants to achieve their employment goals.


Dana Hampton

NGEEP – Northern Middle TN

5255 TN HWY 76

Springfield, TN 37172




Russ Holcomb


2425 HWY 51 S

Ripley, TN 38063




Billy Clark

NGEEP- Cumberland Plateau

506 Gould Drive

Cookeville, TN 38506




Karena Lolis

NGEEP – Eastern TN

253 Don May Drive

Johnson City, TN 37615



National Guard’s Employment Enhancement Program (NGEEP)