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1 Reserve Component Education Panel (RCEP) Department of Defense Council of Colleges & Military Educators February 14, 2012

2 Agenda  RCEP: Composition, Charter, & Members  Vision  Goals  OASD/RA Update  Service Updates  Discussion

3 RCEP Panel Members OSD/RALTC Theresa J. Walsh DANTESDr. Carol Berry ARNGMAJ Jerome Scott Loring ANGCMSgt Carl Collins USARMr. Lewis Zellman. USMCRMr. Daryl Patrick USAFRTSgt Edward L. Wilchinski III USCGRMs. Mary L. Norwood

4 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 Service- specific programs that benefit the Reserve Components.

5  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 Vision

6 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.

7 LTC Theresa J. Walsh Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA) (703) 693-4202 Theresa.Walsh@osd.mil Reserve Component Education Panel

8  Must be prepared to deploy anytime, anywhere to support the active forces.  Impacting Issue: Stabilization of education in a global environment, including access to:  Electronic Infrastructure  Counseling  Tuition Assistance (TA)  Accredited online courses Operational Reserve: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense - Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA)

9 USCG 3% USA 37% USAF 25% USMC 14% USN 23% Active Duty = 1,408,534 Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense - Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA) As Of: Nov 2011 Department of Defense Active Duty Military Personnel

10 ARNG 42% USAR 24% USCGR 1% ANG 13% USMCR 5% USNR 8% USAFR 8% 844,881 Selected Reserves = Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense - Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA) As Of: Nov 2011

11 Total Force = USMC 8% USN 15% USAF 15% USNR 3% USA 24% USMCR 2% ANG 5% USAR 9% ARNG 15% USCG 2% USAFR 3% USCGR 1% 2, 253,415 Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense - Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA) As Of: Nov 2011

12 MGIB-SR – Chapter 1606 Utilization  Eligibility and Participants through FY 2010 (Life of Program): Note: DMDC; FY 2011 data pending MGIB-SR Percentage of Participants to Eligible for FY 2010 (Point in Time):

13 REAP – Chapter 1607 Utilization  REAP Eligibility Status as of Oct 2011: Source: VA COIN report #901, represents the number of reservists trained by facility type and training time.

14 REAP – Chapter 1607 Utilization (info being updated) NUMBER TRAINED BY COMPONENT AND TYPE OF TRAINING, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR, FY 11: 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

15 REAP – Chapter 1607 Utilization (info being updated) NUMBER TRAINED BY COMPONENT AND TYPE OF TRAINING, EVER TRAINED: 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

16 Education Benefits Comparison: Active Component Federal Tuition Assistance MGIB (Title 10: Ch 30) MGIB “Top-Up” PGIB Kicker Tuition Assistance Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) Reserve Component Federal Tuition Assistance MGIB (Title 38: Ch 30, 33 & Title 10: Ch1606 & 1607) 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)

17  DODI (Post 9/11 GI Bill): Under revision (to capture recent program improvements) at OSD/PR  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)

18  Post 9/11 GI Bill Improvement Act information dissemination to the field Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense - Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA)

19 Reserve Component Education Panel Dr. Carol A. Berry Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Director (850) 452-1111 Ext 3150 carol.berry@navy.mil www.dantes.doded.mil http://www.facebook.com/DANTES.DoD

20  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)

21  Program usage  Best ways to leverage the programs and services  How can we better serve the field?  Email us at – DANTES@navy.mil Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense - Reserve Affairs (OASD-RA)

22 Reserve Component Education Panel MAJ Jerome Scott Loring Army National Guard NGB Education Services Officer (703) 607-3989 jerome.loring@us.army.mil www.nationalguard.com

23  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  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

24  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

25 Reserve Component Education Panel CMSgt Carl E. Collins Air National Guard Advisor, Barnes Center for Enlisted Education (334) 416-2361 Carl.Collins@maxwell.af.mil

26  Enlisted Distance Learning course updates  Course 3, 9 (15), 14  Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) (True Success Story)  218 Four-Year Degree Programs  46 Partner Schools  21,325 Students; 749 Graduates  General Education Mobile Program (General Deg Req’s  1,856 enrollments Air National Guard

27  State TA funding issues/budget constraints  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!)  Spring 2011 – 9,580 (Record Class!)  CCAF Enrolled 2011—317,139  Air National Guard Degree Statistics

28 Reserve Component Education Panel Mr. Lew Zellmann 99 th Regional Support Command (West) United States Army Reserve 1(800) 567-9518 rrc099education@usar.army.mil

29 US Army Reserve  Continued transition of Army Reserve Soldiers to the www.GoArmyED.com website to request Tuition Assistance towww.GoArmyED.com attend regionally and nationally schools.  Assist Army National Guard units, Education Offices and Soldiers in their recent transition to www.GoARMYED.com.www.GoARMYED.com  Providing new education guidance to Soldiers and families upon return from deployment.

30 US Army Reserve  Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability Rule Changes  GoARMY Ed Shortfalls

31 Kansas Nebraska Iowa Missouri 88 th RSC-South Mr. Thomas Kelly Virginia West Virginia MD DC Pennsylvania DE 99 th RSC- West Mr. Lewis Zellmann Puerto Rico 1 st MSC Ms. Nancy Ramos 99 th RSC- North M s. Carol Maze New York NJ 88 th RSC-West Mr. Chuck Corbin Maine VT NH CT MA RI 99 th RSC-East Mr. Levoy Achenbach North Carolina USACAPOC Ms. Angela Hammond 7 th CSC Mr. Eugene Hickman Idaho Oregon Washington Education Services Specialists (ESS) Boundaries 88 th RSC-East Ms. Brenda McCrory Minnesota Wisconsin Ohio Illinois Indiana Michigan 88 th RSC-North Vacant 88 th RSC McCoy Ms. Mary Miller/ Mr. Dale Spannbauer South Dakota Utah Colorado Montana Wyoming North Dakota 63 rd RSC-West Ms. Deborah Avella New Mexico Oklahoma California Nevada Arizona 63rd RSC-East Mr. Joseph Quigley Louisiana Texas Arkansas 81 st RSC Mr. Gregory Hetrick Alabama Tennessee South Carolina Mississippi Georgia Florida Kentucky 9 th MSC Dr. Marsha Wellein Alaska Pacific Asia

32 Mr. Daryl Patrick United States Marine Corps Reserve Acting Vol Ed Svc Chief (703) 784-9550 Daryl.Patrick@usmc.mil http://www.marines.com Reserve Component Education Panel

33  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

34  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) US Marine Corps Reserve

35 TSgt Edward L. Wilchinski III United States Air Force Reserve MAJCOM TCO, TA, SLRP Program Manager (478) 327-0384 edward.wilchinski@us.af.mil Reserve Component Education Panel

36  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

37  Interim Pay Process for Tuition Assistance  SLRP Processing Time – Submission to Payout  Air Technology Network Sites Inoperative US Air Force Reserve

38 Ms Mary Norwood United States Coast Guard Reserve Test Policy & Voluntary Education Manager (202) 475-5485 mary.l.norwood@uscg.mil www.uscg.mil Reserve Component Education Panel

39  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 reserveVAeducation@uscg.mil with any concerns, requests, and questions for all VA education programs. US Coast Guard Reserve

40  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. US Coast Guard Reserve

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