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J9 OFFICE:  877-311-3264

Director, J9

LTC Bobby Graves

Phone: 877-311-3264

Email: robert.a.graves10.mil@mail.mil




Deputy Director, J9, SFPD

MAJ Tim Roberts

Phone: 615-347-9372

Email: timothy.e.roberts7.mil@mail.mil




Senior Enlisted Advisor, J9

MSG Carrie Knott

Phone: 615-313-0683

Email: carrie.l.knott.mil@mail.mil




Sexual Assault Response

Coordinator (SARC)

CPT Tiffany Vaughan

Phone: 615-313-3121

Email: tiffany.l.vaughan.mil@mail.mil




ASAP Army Substance Abuse Program

Phone: 615-313-0687




Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Resource Line

Phone:: 615-267-7101




Resilience, Risk Reduction and

Suicide Prevention Program (R3SP)

CH (MAJ) James Saunders

Phone: 615-313-0736

Email: james.a.saunders.mil@mail.mil




Suicide Prevention

Program Manager

Michelle Bauer

Email: michelle.bauer.jtsusa.com




Family Assistance Centers

Phone: 615-347-9372




National Guard Employment

Enhancement Program (NGEEP)

Joe Martin

Phone: 615-880-0717

Email: jmartin@ruffinpc.com




Employer Support of the

Guard/Reserve  (ESGR)

Marvin Wells

Phone: 615-210-2704

Email: marvin.r.wells.ctr@mail.mil




Youth Programs Coordinator

Caitlin Vassar

Phone: 615-313-0547

Email: caitlin.h.vassar.ctr@mail.mil




TN Army National Guard

Yellow Ribbon Coordinator

1SG Michael Loyd

Phone: 615-574-0103

Email: michael.t.loyd.mil@mail.mil




Fulltime Support Chaplain

CH Mark Phillips

Phone: 615-517-0988

Email: mark.d.phillips48.mil@mail.mil




Transition Assistance Advisor

Mike Goodrich

Phone: 615-202-6139

Email: charles.m.goodrich2.ctr@mail.mil




Survivor Outreach Services

(West) Tami Edwards

Phone: 901-653-4088

Email: tami.g.edwards.ctr@mail.mil


(Middle) Russ Maxey

Phone: 615-355-3701

Email: james.r.maxey16.ctr@mail.mil


(East) Donald Grindstaff

Phone: 423-328-6894

Email: donald.w.grindstaff.ctr@mail.mil


(Chattanooga) Tijuana Jordan

Phone: 423-634-3811

Email: tijuana.g.jordan.ctr@mail.mil




Military Funeral Honors

Fred Sullivan

Phone: 615-355-3700

Email: frederick.t.sullivan.ctr@mail.mil




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What is the J9 Office?

We are a diverse group of professionals with distinctive skill sets that form the center of gravity to enhance our Guard families' circle of life;  we are dedicated to providing guidance and direct actions that will produce healthy life choices and promote resiliency within our Guard family.

Find National Guard Employment Programs and Family Assistance Coordinators in your area!


Contact the Joint Public Affairs Office at:  615-313-0633




In Tennessee, if you or another Servicemember you know is in crisis, call (855) 435-7492 for assistance 24 hours a day,  7 days a week.


If this is a sexual assault issue, contact:



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Safe Helpline

(877) 995-5247

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