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National Guard

THE VOLUNTEER STATE The volunteer spirit and Tennessee, an inseparable combination since 1780 when Colonel John Sevier called for "100 good men," and 200 answered, has been a source of pride for generations of Tennesseans. Today, that spirit is still alive and well with the more than 10,700 Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard. They serve as full partners with active duty American men and women, worldwide, to make up the "Total Force" of the American defense. We take pride in the opportunity to protect our homes, our community, and our country.

Armories and Recruiting Stations



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The Guard Mission


  • 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  • 30th Troop Command
  • 194th Engineer Brigade
  • 230th Sustainment Brigade
  • 117th Regional Training Insistute
  • TN Recruiting and Retention Battalion

Open Positions

State Education Benefits

100% tuition; Starting in 2018 the State of Tennessee offers the TN Strong Act which is a 100% reimbursable tuition program up to your first Bachelors degree. The TN Strong act is a last pay state benefit which will cover all tuition not paid by current federal tuition benefits.

Education Services Office

Am I eligible?
What are the benefits?
How do I join?

Get Started

  • Fill out this form and a Guard recruiter will contact you to answer all of your questions.
  • Get the conversation started, with no obligations on your part.

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