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National Guard Education
MAJ Ron Lee
Chief, Education Oversight Branch
National Guard Bureau
(703) 607-5250
[email protected]
www.nationalguard.com
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National Guard Bureau Leadership
Gen Craig R. McKinley
Chief
National Guard Bureau
LTG William E. Ingram, Jr.
Director
Army National Guard
Lt Gen Harry M. Wyatt, III
Director
Air National Guard
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12 Military Components
Army
Army
Reserve
Marine Corps
Marine Corps
Reserve
Navy
Navy
Reserve
Air Force
Air Force
Reserve
Coast Guard
Army
National
Guard
Air
National
Guard
Coast Guard
Reserve
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How We Compare
USAFR
3%
ANG
5%
USCG
2%
USCGR
1%
USA
22%
USAF
15%
USNR
3%
USAR
9%
USN
15%
USMC
8%
ARNG
16%
USMCR
2%
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Who We Are
• Air National Guard (ANG)
• 106,000+ Personnel
• 668 Air Bases
• Army National Guard (ARNG)
• 358,000+ Personnel
• 3,200 Armories
• 54 States & Territories
• Work for the State Governor
• 2-Star Adjutant General (TAG)
• Chief, National Guard Bureau
• 4-Star General (Air)
• Seat on Joint Chiefs of Staff (31 Dec 2011)
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Where We Are
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Our Concerns
• DoD MOU
• 2,877 schools with less than 3 ARNG students
• FTA Reductions
• Potential curtailment of Masters Degree
• 1st Bill Payer
• Veterans Administration (VA) or FTA
• For those with less than 100% GI Bill eligibility
• Hiring 54 Department of the Army Civilians (DACs)
• 2 GS-13 Supervisors
• 7 GS-12 Regional Supervisors
• 45 GS-9/11 Education Support Specialists
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“Salute to Possibilities: Paving the Way for Our Military Community”
• “Purple” DoD Education Centers Worldwide
• Service all components
• Single Education Database
• Include DoD Civilians and Dependents
• DoD Federal Tuition Assistance
• Common DoD FTA Form
• Streamlined processing
• Single pay agent (DFAS)
• Interact with GI Bill entitlements
• Common counseling
• Virtual
• Face-to-face
• Reduce redundancy and duplication
Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard have done this…it works.
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GI Bill Entitlement Eligibility
• Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve)
• HS Diploma
• 6 year commitment
• MOS qualified
• Chapter 1607 REAP (Reserve Education Assistance Program)
• 90 days to 1 year = 40% of Chapter 30 rate
• 1-2 years = 60% of Chapter 30 rate
• 2+ years = 80% of Chapter 30 rate
• Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)
• Veterans Administration (VA) or FTA
• Primarily a transition entitlement for Active Duty
• Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
• Title 32 are now eligible for transferability
• GI Bill Kicker
• $200-$350 per month added to GI Bill
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High School Completion
• Patriot Academy
• Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, Indiana
• Resident High School
• Onsite Instructors & Liberty University Online
• GED Plus
• Professional Education Center
• 9-21 Days
• Certificate from their home state
• OASC (Online Academic Skills Course)
• ESC (Education Support Center)
• Professional Education Center (PEC) Little Rock, Arkansas
• Counseling services
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Future Initiatives
• Common training @ PEC
• GI Bill Support Team training VA RPOs
• Joint effort with ANG
• Counseling and prep materials
• Certifications
• Apprenticeships and Employment
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