FEMA Training

Training provides first responders, homeland security officials, emergency management officials, private and non-governmental partners and other personnel with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform key tasks required by specific capabilities.

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MOS Training

The TNSG offers a variaty of Military Occupation Specialities. To name a few, Military Honor Guard Training, Military Police Training and Medical Training.

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Military Honors

All eligible veterans are entitled to military funeral honors signifying America’s gratitude for their honorable service. The TNSG works with the Tennessee Army National Guard to provide these services to our fallen veterans.

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TN State Guard Notice


The Tennessee State Guard (TNSG) is the constitutionally authorized State Defense Force of the State of Tennessee. Operating under the authority of the Tennessee Military Department, it is on an equal constitutional basis with the Tennessee Army National Guard, (TNARNG) and the Tennessee Air National Guard (TNANG). The Commanding General of the State Guard is appointed by the Adjutant General of the State of Tennessee, and answers directly to him. Further, all Commissioned Officer appointments and or promotions must be approved by the Commanding General.

The Tennessee State Guard is an all-volunteer organization tasked with supplementing the forces of the Tennessee Army National Guard and/or Air National Guard upon the order of the Governor of the State of Tennessee through the Adjutant General of the State of Tennessee. While its primary mission is to assist in coping with any man-made or natural disaster, the TNSG trains to be ready to meet any assignment. As a State Guard Unit, it is not subject to any federal authority, with regard to assignment and/or control.

Tennessee State Guard members are volunteers, self-equipped (armed only under special circumstances, as defined in law), can only operate within the borders of the state, and are unpaid unless activated to assist or backfill the TNARNG.

The mission of the Tennessee State Guard is to establish and maintain an all-volunteer formal military organization as the state's reserve to the Tennessee National Guard (TNNG). The TNSG is to assist the TNNG with in-state missions as directed by the Governor and the Adjutant General of Tennessee. The TNSG is tasked with assuming the mission of the TNARNG should they be fully mobilized outside the state. The TNSG is similarly tasked with securing armories, assistance to Guard families, and assuming other duties until the full mobilization ceases. TNSG personnel may, at the request of the Adjutant General of Tennessee, be trained in the protection of the life and property, of the citizens of Tennessee due to natural or man-made disasters.

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