Your Career

Here you’ll find Tennessee National Guard personnel support services.

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.

Carlton Denson
Cell: (615) 347-9374

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

The Job Connection Education Program (JCEP)

The Job Connection Education Program (JCEP) staff is here to help Guard and Reserve Service Members and their spouses who are unemployed or under-employed find careers.  Offered by the Army National Guard , dedicated training and  development specialists and a skilled business advisor will assist participants in making their job connections. JCEP is focused on providing:

  • one-on-one counseling
  • employment assistance for unemployed or underemployed Service Members and their spouses
  • education assistance for those Soldiers who would prefer to get their degrees or trade certifications
  • resume review and mock interviews
  • relevant workforce training
  • online job search training and assistance
  • personal assistance from a business advisor working with local employers to hire JCEP participants

Lance Pryor (Chattanooga)
Phone: (281) 467-2999

Ken Jones (Memphis)
Phone: (571) 251-5349

Joe Martin (Nashville)
Phone: (615) 880-0717

Billy Clark (Cookville)
Phone: (931) 319-6958

Trhea Nixon (Jackson)
Phone: (731) 267-3650

Lisa Berry (Knoxville)
Phone: (865)384-6262

Cindy Humphrey (Johnson City)
Phone: (423) 915-6069

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

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