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 (Col.) Stan Campbell

Office:
(615) 838-1374
Email:
ira.s.campbell@mail.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.

Matt Thompson
Cell: (615) 280-0424
Email: matthew.thompson15.civ@mail.com

Region 1 – West
Angela Stokes
Cell: (615) 500-6310
Email: angela.y.stokes.ctr@mail.mil

Region 2 – W. Central
Tonia Dixon
Cell: (615) 997-8743
Email: tonia.d.dixon2.ctr@mail.mil

Region 3 – E. Central
Maren Lawrence
Office: (615) 500-6310
Email: jorge.ramirez.ctr@mail.mil

Region 4 – East
Jessee James
Cell: (615) 708-5982
Email: jessee.a.james40.ctr@mail.mil

Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve (ESGR)

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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.

Amanda McMahan

Office:
(615) 313-0753
Email:
amanda.w.mcmahan.ctr@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.

Stephan Brace
Cell: (615) 313-0757
Email: stephan.d.brace2.ctr@mail.mil

Lauren Massey
Cell: (931) 393-5815
Email: lauren.massey1207@gmail.com

Jeff Archer
Office: (865) 582-3173
Email: jeffrey.t.archer.ctr@mail.mil

Megan Holt
Cell: (731) 421-8637
Email: megan.r.holt4.ctr@mail.mil

Heather Hulse
Cell: (423) 467-2173
Email: hhulse@yahoo.com

Martha Debord
Office: (423) 634-3877
Email: martha.j.debond.ctr@mail.mil

Charlotte Long
Cell: (901) 395-5909
Email: charlotte.a.long9.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.

Statewide/Nashville
Will Welborn
Cell: (615) 513-8424
Email: wwelborn@hoskinscpas.com

Memphis
Nickle Coleman
Office: (901) 633-5209
Email: pfc3.tn.ng@zeiders.com

Jackson
Patrica Pope
Cell: (731) 421-234-9595
Email: pfc2.tn.ng@zeiders.com

Nashville
Jason Tate
Cell: (615) 913-7722
Email: pfc.tn.ang@zeiders.com

Knoxville
Paula Palmer
Cell: (865) 203-6074
Email: pfc5.tn.ng@zeiders.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) 315-0980
Email:
frederick.t.sullivan.ctr@mail.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

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.

James Sanders

Office:
(615) 313-0736
Email:
james.a.sanders.civ@mail.mil

Child and Youth Programs

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

Caitlin Vassar
Cell: (615) 313-0547
Email: caitlin.h.vasser.ctr@mail.mil

Stephanie Miceli
Office: (615) 313-0547
Email: stephanie.h.miceli@gmail.com

Survivor Outreach Services

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

West
Sylvia Loyd-Chism
Cell: (901) 395-5931
Email: sylvia.a.loyd-chism.ctr@mail.mil

Mid-TN
Shelia Bringham Jones
Office: (615) 278-4810
Email: shelia.b.jones.ctr@mail.mil

S. East
Tijuana “TJ” Jordan
Cell: (423) 280-5134
Email: tijuana.g.jordan.ctr@mail.mil

East
Cindy Humphrey
Cell: (423) 467-2131
Email: cynthia.m.humphrey4.ctr@mail.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) 202-6139
Email:
charles.m.goodrich2.ctr@mail.mil

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.

SFC Tim Bates

Office:
(615) 313-0689
Email:
timothy.b.bates2.mil@mail.mil
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