Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve

Report
Department of Defense
Council of Colleges & Military Educators
Reserve Component
Education Panel
(RCEP)
February 14, 2012
Agenda
 RCEP: Composition, Charter, & Members
 Vision
 Goals
 OASD/RA Update
 Service Updates
 Discussion
RCEP Panel Members
OSD/RA
DANTES
ARNG
ANG
USAR
USMCR
USAFR
USCGR
LTC Theresa J. Walsh
Dr. Carol Berry
MAJ Jerome Scott Loring
CMSgt Carl Collins
Mr. Lewis Zellman.
Mr. Daryl Patrick
TSgt Edward L. Wilchinski III
Ms. Mary L. Norwood
Reserve Component
Education Panel
Composition:
Representatives from the Seven (7) Reserve
Components and (1) DANTES representative.
Charter:
To assist in providing access to educational
opportunities, including DANTES and Servicespecific programs that benefit the Reserve
Components.
RCEP Vision
 Joint Study to consolidate education services
 Joint Education Centers
 Funding
 Personnel
 Counseling, testing, TA administration
 Consolidated Education Resources
 On-line resources, single portal
 Joint publications
RCEP Goals
 Provide awareness of Reserve Component (RC) Voluntary
Education initiatives and concerns to CCME participants;
 Identify RC issues relating to entitlements and/or benefits,
including the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance;
 Create a common understanding with educational
institution representatives of RC service members issues;
 Devise and achieve consensus on solutions beneficial to
the RC and Education communities;
 Identify policy, legislative, and statutory changes to
implement lasting solutions, as needed.
Reserve Component
Education Panel
LTC Theresa J. Walsh
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA)
(703) 693-4202
[email protected]
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA)
Operational Reserve:
 Must be prepared to deploy anytime, anywhere to support
the active forces.
 Impacting Issue: Stabilization of education in a global
environment, including access to:
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Electronic Infrastructure
Counseling
Tuition Assistance (TA)
Accredited online courses
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA)
Department of Defense Active Duty Military Personnel
USAF
25%
USCG
3%
USN
23%
USA
37%
USMC
14%
Active Duty = 1,408,534
As Of: Nov 2011
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA)
USAFR
8%
USNR
8%
USCGR
1%
ANG
13%
USAR
24%
ARNG
42%
USMCR
5%
Selected Reserves = 844,881
As Of: Nov 2011
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA)
USAF
15%
USNR
3%
USCG
USAFR ANG 2% USCGR
3%
5%
1%
USA
24%
USN
15%
ARNG
15%
USAR
9%
USMC
8%
USMCR
2%
Total Force = 2, 253,415
As Of: Nov 2011
Utilization
MGIB-SR – Chapter 1606
 Eligibility and Participants through FY 2010 (Life of Program):
Reserve Component
Army National Guard
Army Reserve
Navy Reserve
Marine Corps Reserve
Air National Guard
Air Force Reserve
Coast Guard Reserve
Total
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Eligible
646,431
506,564
203,764
119,258
145,006
142,081
10,423
1,773,527
Participants
276,429
233,453
56,017
63,200
76,019
60,443
5,214
770,775
Percentage of
Participation
43%
46%
27%
53%
52%
43%
50%
43%
MGIB-SR Percentage of Participants to Eligible for FY 2010 (Point in Time):
Reserve Component
Army National Guard
Army Reserve
Navy Reserve
Marine Corps Reserve
Air National Guard
Air Force Reserve
Coast Guard Reserve
Total
Eligible
213,333
91,906
25,164
26,030
57,008
35,845
2,945
452,231
Participants
80,534
36,773
7,384
9,213
26,931
13,286
1,257
175,378
Percentage of
Participation
38%
40%
29%
35%
47%
37%
43%
39%
Note: DMDC; FY 2011 data pending
Utilization
REAP – Chapter 1607
 REAP Eligibility Status as of Oct 2011:
REAP
Eligibility
Status
ARMY NG
USAR
USNR
USMCR
ANG
USAF
USCGR
TOTAL
542
2,421
3,490
1,282
233
814
373
9,155
2,903
42,638
5,031
1,582
623
18,322
774
71,873
ELIG SELRES
184,332
88,385
22,129
15,881
42,725
29,047
2,794
385,293
ELIGIBLE IRR
189
3,526
367
903
11
110
49
5,155
NO ENTITLEMENT
1,014
706
40
126
1,718
689
55
4,348
REINSTATED
1,469
2,170
479
1,007
356
542
119
6,142
SUSPENDED
1,451
9,393
2,823
4,412
5
2,123
111
20,318
191,900
149,239
34,359
25,193
45,671
51,647
4,275
502,284
TERMINATED
CONT. ELIG
TOTAL
Source: VA COIN report #901, represents the number of reservists trained by facility type
and training time.
Utilization (info being updated)
REAP – Chapter 1607
NUMBER TRAINED BY COMPONENT AND TYPE OF TRAINING,
DURING THE FISCAL YEAR, FY 11:
REAP Eligibility
Status
ARMY
NG
USAR
USNR
USMCR
ANG
USAF
USCGR
TOTAL
13,702
4,224
381
771
1,400
686
36
21,200
GRADUATE
1,019
651
120
31
186
145
20
2,172
UNDERGRADUATE
8,056
2,457
166
440
857
365
11
12,352
JR COLLEGE
4,627
1,115
95
300
357
176
5
6,675
VOC/TECH (NCD)
918
266
25
97
55
37
7
1405
TOTAL (IHL/NCD)
14,620
4,490
406
868
1,455
723
43
22,605
COLLEGE LEVEL
Source: DMDC attained the aggregate usage numbers are from the VA COIN report #905.
These are the members that the VA considers to have used the benefit.
Sep 2011
Utilization (info being updated)
REAP – Chapter 1607
NUMBER TRAINED BY COMPONENT AND TYPE OF TRAINING,
EVER TRAINED:
REAP Eligibility
Status
ARMY NG
USAR
USNR
USMCR
ANG
USAF
USCGR
TOTAL
49,133
20,626
1,903
8,071
5,641
3,339
267
88,980
4,585
3,310
539
450
893
753
101
10,631
UNDERGRADUATE
28,624
11,627
851
4,875
3,373
1,692
110
51,152
JR COLLEGE
15,924
5,689
513
2,746
1,376
894
56
27,198
VOC/TECH (NCD)
4,022
1,660
165
921
312
293
46
7,419
TOTAL (IHL/NCD)
53,155
22,286
2,068
8,992
5,953
3,632
313
96,399
COLLEGE LEVEL
GRADUATE
Source: DMDC attained the aggregate usage numbers are from the VA COIN report #905.
These are the members that the VA considers to have used the benefit.
Sep 2011
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA)
Education Benefits Comparison:
Active Component
Reserve Component
• Federal Tuition Assistance
• Federal Tuition Assistance
• MGIB (Title 10: Ch 30)
• MGIB (Title 38: Ch 30, 33
& Title 10: Ch1606 & 1607)
• MGIB “Top-Up”
• PGIB Kicker
• Tuition Assistance
• Student Loan Repayment
Program (SLRP)
• MGIB/PGIB Kicker
• Tuition Assistance (AGR)
• Student Loan Repayment Program
(SLRP)
• State Tuition Assistance (Guard only)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA)
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DODI (Post 9/11 GI Bill): Under revision (to capture
recent program improvements) at OSD/PR
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DoDI 1322.17 (Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve)
being updated to include Transferability provisions
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA)
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Post 9/11 GI Bill Improvement Act information
dissemination to the field
Reserve Component
Education Panel
Dr. Carol A. Berry
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
(DANTES)
Director
(850) 452-1111 Ext 3150
[email protected]
www.dantes.doded.mil
http://www.facebook.com/DANTES.DoD
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA)
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National Test Centers
More National Test Centers
Retest Policy
GED going CBT
H. O. W. Brief
Distance Learning Readiness Self Assessment
Worldwide 2012
Social Networking
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA)
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Program usage
Best ways to leverage the programs and services
How can we better serve the field?
Email us at – [email protected]
Reserve Component
Education Panel
MAJ Jerome Scott Loring
Army National Guard
NGB Education Services Officer
(703) 607-3989
[email protected]
www.nationalguard.com
Army National Guard
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GoArmyEd- integrating counseling and Testing data
Hiring of DA Civilians to manage TA
Cooperative training for Army Education Counselors at
PEC, Little Rock, AR
Technology to more effectively reach our population
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Website/Social Media (MilBook, Facebook, Twitter,
etc….)/Virtual counseling services
Data-driven performance measurement tool for FY 13
Data sharing among all Federal organizations
Army National Guard
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The continued integration of the ARNG into GoArmyEd
Post 9/11 GI Bill payments and processing – first payer
Funding for Education Services, especially TA
Impact of the DoD MOU on Reserve Component
Redundancies of support to Servicemembers
Challenge of organizational resistance to sharing data
ARNG Education restructuring and staffing
Integration of the DA Civilians for ARNG
Reserve Component
Education Panel
CMSgt Carl E. Collins
Air National Guard
Advisor, Barnes Center for Enlisted Education
(334) 416-2361
[email protected]
Air National Guard
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Enlisted Distance Learning course updates
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Course 3, 9 (15), 14
Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative
(AU-ABC) (True Success Story)
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218 Four-Year Degree Programs
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46 Partner Schools
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21,325 Students; 749 Graduates
General Education Mobile Program (General Deg Req’s
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1,856 enrollments
Air National Guard
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State TA funding issues/budget constraints
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Database Update (MSgt Lacy)
No federal TA available for traditional Air Guard
members
Management of educational program at units
CCAF graduates 2011—18,494 (Record Year!)
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Spring 2011 – 9,580 (Record Class!)
CCAF Enrolled 2011—317,139
Air National Guard Degree Statistics
Reserve Component
Education Panel
Mr. Lew Zellmann
99th Regional Support Command (West)
United States Army Reserve
1(800) 567-9518
[email protected]
US Army Reserve
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Continued transition of Army Reserve Soldiers to the
www.GoArmyED.com website to request Tuition Assistance to
attend regionally and nationally schools.
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Assist Army National Guard units, Education Offices and
Soldiers in their recent transition to www.GoARMYED.com.
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Providing new education guidance to Soldiers and families
upon return from deployment.
US Army Reserve
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Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability Rule Changes
GoARMY Ed Shortfalls
Education Services Specialists (ESS)
Boundaries
88th RSC McCoy
Ms. Mary Miller/ Mr.
Dale Spannbauer
88th
RSC-North
Vacant
Minnesota
Maine
Iowa
Montana
Washington
VT
Michigan
Wyoming
Oregon
North Dakota
Nebraska
South Dakota
Kansas
Idaho
Missouri
Ohio
Illinois
88th RSC-West
Mr. Chuck Corbin
Utah
NH
MA
CT RI
99th RSC-East
Mr. Levoy
Achenbach
Colorado
88th RSC-South
Mr. Thomas Kelly
63rd RSC-West
Ms. Deborah Avella
99th RSC- North
Ms. Carol Maze
88th RSC-East
Ms. Brenda McCrory
63rd RSC-East
Mr. Joseph Quigley
Nevada
NJ
Arkansas
Oklahoma
81st RSC
Mr. Gregory Hetrick
California
DE
MD
DC
99th RSC- West
Mr. Lewis
Zellmann
Texas
New Mexico
Arizona
Mississippi
Alaska
Pacific
Asia
9th MSC
Dr. Marsha Wellein
Puerto Rico
7th CSC
Mr. Eugene
Hickman
1st MSC
Ms. Nancy
Ramos
South
Carolina
Georgia
Alabama
USACAPOC
Ms. Angela Hammond
Reserve Component
Education Panel
Mr. Daryl Patrick
United States Marine Corps Reserve
Acting Vol Ed Svc Chief
(703) 784-9550
[email protected]
http://www.marines.com
US Marine Corps Reserve
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Reserve Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability Approval
Process
Separation Counseling for SMCR Marines
(Educational Opportunities)
Consolidation of the management of Educational
Programs (Active and Reserve)
SMCR NPS and PS MGIB-SR Kickers (FY11)
US Marine Corps Reserve
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Post 9/11 GI Bill effect on Reserve Retention
How budget cuts will affect the number of kicker
available (FY 12)
Tuition Assistance for Selected Reserve Marines
Separation Counseling for SMCR Marines (Educational
Opportunities)
Reserve Component
Education Panel
TSgt Edward L. Wilchinski III
United States Air Force Reserve
MAJCOM TCO, TA, SLRP Program Manager
(478) 327-0384
[email protected]
US Air Force Reserve
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Transition to “pay up-front” Tuition Assistance
Further improvement of SLRP process
- ABN system implementation
ATN Data Call/Survey of Requirements (12 Jan 2012)
Re-write of AFRCI 36-2203 (Developing, Managing, &
Conducting Reserve Training)
US Air Force Reserve
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Interim Pay Process for Tuition Assistance
SLRP Processing Time – Submission to Payout
Air Technology Network Sites Inoperative
Reserve Component
Education Panel
Ms Mary Norwood
United States Coast Guard Reserve
Test Policy & Voluntary Education Manager
(202) 475-5485
[email protected]
www.uscg.mil
US Coast Guard Reserve
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Maintained a Reserve Education office in Personnel Service Center,
Reserve Personnel Management Division.
Manages all reserve VA education programs including eligibility,
issuance of Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE,) Reserve Educational
Assistance Program (REAP), MGIB-SR, VA inquires, and approval
of TEB requests for Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Reservists can locate VA education programs/policies on
http://uscg.mil/reserve/member_ links.asp
Reservists can email [email protected] with any
concerns, requests, and questions for all VA education programs.
US Coast Guard Reserve
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Visibility of which program members relinquished for Post
9/11. Reserve Component members eligible for other
educational programs are required to relinquish one other
program in order to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
14 USC 712: Recall for Domestic response is not creditable
for Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Better visibility in usage of VA benefits and TA.
Reserve Component
Education Panel

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