The Tennessee State Guard is the all-volunteer arm of the Tennessee Military Department.  It is authorized by Tennessee Code Annotated 58-1-401.

 

The Tennessee State Guard, which is the all-volunteer arm of the Tennessee Military Department, is headquartered in Nashville and consists of approximately 500 personnel

Currently the TNSG is looking for prior-service personnel who received an honorable discharge from any branch of U.S. military. * Civilians will be considered, but only those in professional occupations such as attorney, physician, engineer, etc.

Requirements to join:

•  Must be a resident of the State of Tennessee

•  Must be between age 16 and 66

•  Must have high school diploma or GED

•  Background check required

•  Prior military service preferred, but not required*.

•  Education requirements for commission

 

 

Commitment requirements:

•  Drills are held 1 day a month

•  Annual Training 3 days a year

•  TO&E slots available for special-needs veterans

•  No enlistment contracts

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Takasaki

Commanding General Tennessee State Guard

Contact the State Guard

COL Dan Cameron

615-509-6384

colcameron@gmail.com

 

 

SGM Ron Regan

615-482-5626

reganx2@comcast.net

STATE GUARD LINKS

 Courses for State Guard Members.

MEMS Academy Student Handbook.

The Mission of the Tennessee State Guard:

 

The purpose of the Tennessee State Guard is to provide a professional complement of personnel to support the State mission of the Tennessee National Guard, by assisting the Tennessee Army National Guard as a force multiplier, and at the direction of the Adjutant General, to assist civil authorities with disaster relief, humanitarian causes, ceremonial service, religious and medical support for the well being and safety of the citizenry of Tennessee.

To Contact a Recruiter

To Contact the State Guard:  Media should contact the Public Affairs Directorate with any questions concerning the operations, mission and/or training of the Tennessee State Guard.

1st Regiment, Tennessee State Guard - HQ:  Jackson

Recruiting Officers:

 

CPT Richard Jackson - Jackson, TN

Email: jacksonbattalion@gmail.com

Phone:  850-291-1593

 

MAJ Larry Smith - Paris, TN

Email: lsmith@lismith.com

Phone:  731-336-7351

 

CSM George Richardson - Memphis, TN

Email: pmmrgeorge@msn.com

Phone:  901-277-2150

2nd Regiment, Tennessee State Guard - HQ:  Nashville

Recruiting Officers:

 

CPT Richard Shanks-Nashville

Email: shanks.tnsg@gmail.com

Phone: 615-939-3260

 

SFC Hagood’s -Memphis

Email:  phagood@gmail.com

Phone:  901-270-6931

3rd Regiment, Tennessee State Guard - HQ:  Knoxville

Recruiting Officers:

 

CPT Renee Follum

Email: rchagnon@utk.edu

Phone: 865-256-4926

 

SSG Derrick Kite

Email:  KITE2710@charter.net

Phone:  423-258-8347

 

2LT James Sells

Email:  jimsells@btes.tv

Phone:  423-323-5129

 

CSM Jake Waters

Email:  sarge444@mindspring.com

Phone:  865-806-4300

4th Regiment, Tennessee State Guard - HQ:  Chattanooga

Recruiting Officers:

 

1LT Tad Wintermeyer

Email:  tad@wintermeyerlaw.com

Phone:  423-355-1171

 

1SG Jason Brush

Email:  jason.brush34@gmail.com

Phone:  321-514-4331

 

 

QUESTIONS?

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

 

 

CRISIS INTERVENTION

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:

JFHQ SARC

615-347-9372

M-F 0700-1700hrs

 

Safe Helpline

(877) 995-5247

After Hours Support

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