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
• 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
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
2nd Regiment, Tennessee State Guard - HQ: Nashville
3rd Regiment, Tennessee State Guard - HQ: Knoxville
1LT Renee Follum
SGT Ron Vowell
SSG Derrick Kite
2LT James Sells
1LT Renee Follum
CSM Jake Waters
4th Regiment, Tennessee State Guard - HQ: Chattanooga
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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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