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 (Col.) Stan Campbell
- (615) 838-1374
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) 280-0424
Region 1 – West
Cell: (615) 500-6310
Region 2 – W. Central
Cell: (615) 997-8743
Region 3 – E. Central
Office: (615) 500-6310
Region 4 – East
Cell: (615) 708-5982
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.
- (615) 313-0753
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.
Cell: (615) 313-0757
Cell: (931) 393-5815
Office: (865) 582-3173
Cell: (731) 421-8637
Cell: (423) 467-2173
Office: (423) 634-3877
Cell: (901) 395-5909
Personal Financial Counseling
Provides financial counseling to military personnel and their families on financial issues including budget concerns, credit, debt management, and investment education.
Cell: (615) 513-8424
Office: (901) 633-5209
Cell: (731) 421-234-9595
Cell: (615) 913-7722
Cell: (865) 203-6074
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) 315-0980
Military One Source
Offers free, convenient access to resources and referral support for service members and their families.
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.
- (615) 313-0736
Child and Youth Programs
Provides local camps and activities for military youth of the Tennessee National Guard.
Cell: (615) 313-0547
Office: (615) 313-0547