Your Resources

There are many resources currently available to Guard members and their families. Guard Your Buddy is bringing those resources together to help you and your family better access them.

We encourage you to use them to decrease your stress, organize your life, and make things easier for yourself and your family.

Your resources are broken into the following sections and are also listed in their entirety below in alphabetical order:

Chaplain

Provides spiritual guidance and support to service members in addition to faith-based programs and conducting Strong Bonds events.

Chaplain Mark Phillips

Office:
(615) 313-0746
Cell:
(615) 517-0988
Email:
mark.phillips11@ng.army.mil

Director of Psychological Health

Free, confidential assistance with issues that affect the lives for our service members and family including reintegration challenges, stress, anger problems, and relationships.

Army

Stacie Putman-Yoquelet

Cell: (615) 574-3933

Email: stacie.putman-yoquelet@ngphp.com

 

Air Guard

134th Wing Director of Psychological Health

Elizabeth Arnold

Cell: (865) 201-8129

Email: earnold@optimization-inc.com

 

118th Wing Director of Psychological Health

Beverly Taylor

Cell: (615) 456-3089

Email: beverly.taylor.ctr@ang.af.mil

 

164th Wing Director of Psychological Health

Jorge Ramirez

Office: (901) 291-7158

Email: jorge.ramirez.ctr@ang.af.mil

 

Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve (ESGR)

ESGR.com

Promotes employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and assisting in the resolution of conflicts between employers and service members. Provides employment opportunities by partnering with Yellow Ribbon, public and private entities to train service members and families on resume development, interview process, and job fairs.

John Rutherford

Office: (615) 313-0752
Email: john.l.ritherford2.ctr@mail.mil

Marvin Wells

Office: (615) 313-0753
Cell: (615) 210-2704

E-Mail: marvin.r.wells@us.army.mil

Family Assistance Centers (FAC)

State family programs in serving soldiers from all branches and their families.

John Patterson

Office:
(615) 313-0682
Cell:
(615) 707-0580
Email:
john.v.patterson2.ctr@mail.mil

Family Programs

Assists the service members and the families of the National Guard and all other branches of service with information and referral sources available.

LTC Jim Reed

Office:
(615) 313-0685
Cell:
(615) 604-8764
Email:
james.a.reed72.mil@mail.mil

Senior Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA)

Provides guidance, assistance, and day-to-day support and continuity for the Commander’s Family Readiness Program, operations, and initiatives.

Dawn Gale

Office:
(615) 313-0757
Email:
romonad.gale.ctr@mail.mil

Personal Financial Counseling

Provides financial counseling to military personnel and their families on financial issues including budget concerns, credit, debt management, and investment education.

Amy Powell

Cell:
(615) 598-6496
Email:
amyhpowell.mhn@gmail.com

Military Funeral Honors

Provides military funeral honors upon request of the family, to honor the dedicated service of Tennessee military Veterans from all services.

Fred Sullivan

Office:
(615) 355-3700
 
Email:
frederick.t.sullivan@us.army.mil

Military One Source

militaryonesource.com

Offers free, convenient access to resources and referral support for service members and their families.

Office:
1-800-342-9647

Operation Military Kids

This is a collaborative effort with America’s communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment.

Carrera Romanini

Cell:
(865) 947-9724
Email:
carrara@utk.edu

Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention (R3SP)

Provides guidance and tools to support our Commander’s Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention program. The success of the program is a team effort requiring proactive, caring, and courageous people who recognize the imminent danger and then take immediate action to save a life.

Major Beth Nielson

Office:
(615) 313-0736
Cell:
(615) 347-0816
Email:
elizabeth.nielsen@ng.army.mil

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)

Provides policy, education, 24/7 victim services, issue identification, solution development, incident response, data reporting, and data collection to prevent sexual assaults.

Major Webb

Office:
(615) 313-0949
Cell:
(615) 347-9372

State Youth Programs

Provides local camps and activities for military youth of the Tennessee National Guard.

Paige Major

Office:
(615) 313-0547
Cell:
(615) 707-0582
Email:
paige.parker2@us.army.mil

Tiffany Vaughan

Office:
(615) 313-0547
Cell:
(615) 418-1052
Email:
tiffany.l.vaughan@us.army.mil

State Family Readiness Council

Delivers assessments and provides for the needs of National Guard families as well as assists commanders in family readiness.

Joy Scott

Office:
(615) 313-0757
Cell:
(731) 336-0190
Email:
joy.g.scott@us.army.mil

Survivor Outreach Services

Provides guidance and assistance to the family in regard to survivor benefits, entitlements, and local resources.

East Tennessee:

Donald Grindstaff

Office:
(423) 467-2131
Cell:
(423) 328-6894
Email:
donald.grindstaff@us.amry.mil

Middle and West Tennessee:

Russ Maxey

Office:
(615) 313-0886
Cell:
(615) 278-4810
Email:
james.maxey@us.army.mil

Transition Assistance Advisor

Provides support for returning service members to assist with benefits, education assistance, employment, and any other issues.

Mike Goodrich

Office:
(615) 313-3096
Cell:
(615) 517-0967
Email:
charles.goodrich@us.army.mil

Airman & Family Readiness Program Managers

Provides guidance, assistance, and day-to-day support and continuity for the Commander’s Family Readiness program, operations, and initiatives.

Sherri Weathers

Office:
(615) 660-8012
Cell:
(615) 566-8248
Email:
sherri.weathers@ang.af.mil

Betty Gaskins

Office:
(901) 291-7125
Cell:
(901) 734-1950

Stephen Latham

Office:
(865) 985-3107
Cell:
(865) 387-2453

Yellow Ribbon

Works hand-in-hand with family programs to ensure service members and families receive information on the services available to them throughout the deployment cycle.

MAJ Wade Reed

Office:
(615) 313-0687
Email:
wade.reed@us.army.mil
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