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G.I. Bill


A federally funded program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and military services. Each GI Bill program has a maximum of 36 months of full-time benefits, but can be combined with other GI Bill programs for a total of 48 months.


Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers may be eligible for any of the following GI Bill Programs:


•  Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve)

•  Chapter 1607 (Reserve Education Assistance Program)

•  Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty)

•  Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)*

*  May be transferable to dependents - click here to learn how to transfer


Apply to use your GI Bill with these instructions


GI Bill Comparison Chart


GI Bills can be used for Registered Apprenticeships and On-the-Job Training Programs


Kicker Incentive Eligible? Click here for more information


Troops to Teachers information here


Summary of Army National Guard (ARNG) Education Programs and Services


Web Links to ARNG Education Programs and Services


Be sure to fill out FAFSA for Financial Aid



For more information visit the GI Bill website at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/


or contact:  ng.tn.tnarng.list.ngtn-j1-education@mail.mil

GI Bill Manager: 615-313-0604










Army Guard- Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)


The Army National Guard (ARNG) Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Program provides financial assistance to part-time Soldiers in support of their professional and personal self-development goals.  Currently, funding FTA is 100% of a member’s tuition and authorized fees.


Soldiers can use FTA for a variety of degrees including Secondary School Diploma or its equivalency (GED); Certificate (undergraduate, graduate, vocational, technical, licensure); Associate; Baccalaureate (undergraduate); Master’s or First Professional (graduate).


For eligibility, tuition assistance rates and application information, visit www.GoArmyEd.com to learn how to use this valuable benefit today!



Federal Tuition Assistance Information Sheet


New Users Guide for GoArmyEd








Army Guard- Student Loan Repayment (SLRP)


•  Soldiers who have an existing student loan obligation, not in default, at the time of enlistment or re-enlistment in the Army National Guard.

•  This is a once in a career incentive and may pay up to $50,000.00 for a six year military service obligation.

Discuss this incentive with your Retention NCO and read the SLRP addendum carefully before signing.  Ensure you know what you have to do to keep this incentive!


To access your required National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) information use the attached slides or visit the NSLDS website at:




•  NSLDS power point












Army Guard Bonuses and Incentives


Your duty MOS or current UIC may qualify for a bonus!


Soldiers with less than 13 years of service upon their current ETS may reenlist for a cash bonus in the following amounts providing they meet all the necessary requirements.

•  Re-enlist for six years may receive $12,000.00

•  Re-enlist for two years may receive $4,000.00


Contact your Unit Command Team and Retention NCO for the most current policy information.  Review the bonus addendum carefully before you sign it!! This ensures you know what you need to do to maintain your eligibility as you serve your new contract.


TNARNG Re-enlistment bonus eligibility information sheet


FY 17 SRIP Cheat Sheet


FY 16 SRIP Policy


FY 14 SRIP Policy













Army Personnel Testing (APT)


APT encompasses standardized tests to determine eligibility for specialized training and to support the Army's personnel selection and classification process, including language proficiency testing.  (Reference: AR 611-5)


What Tests Are Available? APT offers career-enhancing exam options, such as:


•  Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)

•  Selection Instrument Flight Training (SIFT)

•  Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)

•  Defense Language Reading Proficiency Test (DLRPT)

•  Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)

•  Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)



Click here for more information

For more information visit the HRC testing website at:



or contact:  ng.tn.tnarng.list.ngtn-j1-education@mail.mil





Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Testing


DANTES offers free college entrance exams as well as high school equivalency exams and college credit equivalency exams to assist Soldiers in their academic pursuits.


Below are the tests ARNG Soldiers may take:


•  General Education Development (GED)

•  Entry level exams to Colleges (ACT, SAT)

•  Entry level exams to Graduate Schools (GMAT, GRE)

•  Teacher Certification Exams (Praxis)

•  College credit equivalency exams (CLEP, DSST)


Click here for more information

For more information visit the DANTES testing website at:



or contact: ng.tn.tnarng.list.ngtn-j1-education@mail.mil





Army Guard Education Services Mission Statement


The Tennessee Army National Guard Education Services Team strives to provide outstanding service and a clear understanding of the continuing education benefits available to our Soldiers and their families.  We can assist with questions regarding use of Montgomery GI Bill, Federal Tuition Assistance, Loan Repayment Plans, Incentives and Bonuses.  We are an approved Army Personnel Testing (APT) facility for AFCT, SIFT, DLPT/DLRPT/DLAB/OPI and DANTES.  Let us answer your questions today!




CW3 Mary Deel

Education Services Officer

(615) 313-0625


SGM Jamie Clark

Education / Incentive NCOIC

(615) 313-0692


SFC Ott Chanthara

Senior Incentive Manager

(615) 313-0539


SSG Jason Brimhall

Senior Incentive Manager

(615) 313-0577


SGT Bryan Haskins

Senior Incentive Manager

(615) 313-0631


SGT Taylor Betterley

Incentive Manager

(615) 313-2692


SPC Elizabeth Farrell

Incentive Manager

(615) 313-0646


SSG Cathy Bremer

Federal Tuition Assistance Manager

(615) 313-0592


SGT Stephanie Vaughn

GI Bill Manager

(615) 313-0529


Mr. James McClanahan

ESS / GI Bill Manager / Test Control

(615) 313-0604







Education Office FAX:



Education Email: ng.tn.tnarng.list.ngtn‐j1‐education@mail.mil


Incentives Email: ng.tn.tnarng.list.ngtn‐j1‐incentive‐managers@mail.mil





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