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:
Provides spiritual guidance and support to service members in addition to faith-based programs and conducting Strong Bonds events.
Chaplain Mark Phillips
- (615) 313-0746
- (615) 517-0988
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.
Cell: (615) 574-3933
134th Wing Director of Psychological Health
Cell: (865) 201-8129
118th Wing Director of Psychological Health
Cell: (615) 456-3089
164th Wing Director of Psychological Health
Office: (901) 291-7158
Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve (ESGR)
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.
- Office: (615) 313-0752
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: (615) 313-0753
- Cell: (615) 210-2704
Family Assistance Centers (FAC)
State family programs in serving soldiers from all branches and their families.
- (615) 313-0682
- (615) 707-0580
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
- (615) 313-0685
- (615) 604-8764
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.
- (615) 313-0757
Personal Financial Counseling
Provides financial counseling to military personnel and their families on financial issues including budget concerns, credit, debt management, and investment education.
- (615) 598-6496
Military Funeral Honors
Provides military funeral honors upon request of the family, to honor the dedicated service of Tennessee military Veterans from all services.
- (615) 355-3700
Military One Source
Offers free, convenient access to resources and referral support for service members and their families.
Operation Military Kids
This is a collaborative effort with America’s communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment.
- (865) 947-9724
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
- (615) 313-0736
- (615) 347-0816
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.
- (615) 313-0949
- (615) 347-9372
State Youth Programs
Provides local camps and activities for military youth of the Tennessee National Guard.
- (615) 313-0547
- (615) 707-0582
- (615) 313-0547
- (615) 418-1052
State Family Readiness Council
Delivers assessments and provides for the needs of National Guard families as well as assists commanders in family readiness.
- (615) 313-0757
- (731) 336-0190
Survivor Outreach Services
Provides guidance and assistance to the family in regard to survivor benefits, entitlements, and local resources.
- (423) 467-2131
- (423) 328-6894
Middle and West Tennessee:
- (615) 313-0886
- (615) 278-4810
Transition Assistance Advisor
Provides support for returning service members to assist with benefits, education assistance, employment, and any other issues.
- (615) 313-3096
- (615) 517-0967
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.
- (615) 660-8012
- (615) 566-8248
- (901) 291-7125
- (901) 734-1950
- (865) 985-3107
- (865) 387-2453
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
- (615) 313-0687