Education, Incentives and Employment


The Education, Incentives and Employment branch offers assistance to Soldiers, veterans and dependents to facilitate them in realizing their civilian education and employment goals.


The Education, Incentives and Employment branch is subdivided into two sections: the education and incentives section and the employment section. The employment section functions in tandem with the Kentucky Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Education and Incentives Service Section

  • Civilian Education Counseling
  • State Tuition Assistance
  • Federal Tuition Assistance
  • GI Bill (Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve,  Montgomery GI Bill “Kicker”, Post 9-11 GI Bill)
  • Student Loans Repayment Program (SLRP)
  • Chaplain Loan Repayment Program (CLRP)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Selected Reserve Incentive Program(SRIP)
  • Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
  • Medical/Dental Student Stipend Program ((MDSSP)
  • Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP)
  • Special Pay Bonuses for Health Professionals
  • Tests administered weekly include: Defense Language Proficiency Exams (DLPT), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) – which replaced the AFAST – and the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT). We coordinate ACT, SAT, PRAXIS, GRE Subject exam & DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) with Fort Knox and Fort Campbell.
  • Outreach program – designed to develop partnerships with traditional brick and mortar schools with-in the commonwealth. These partnerships provide a collaborative effort to provide educational opportunities to service members and their families through scholarships, reduced tuition rates and course programs developed to support service member’s needs.

Employment Services Section

  • Civilian Employment Counseling
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Identification of Civilian Employment Opportunities

Contact Information/Full-Time Support

Education and Incentives Section
Office Email:

Branch Chief, Post Secondary Liaison, and Outreach
(502) 607-1916


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Bonuses and Student Loans
(502) 607-1342

GI Bills and Testing
(502) 607-1138

State Tuition Assistance
(502) 607-1039

Federal Tuition Assistance and Education Counseling
(502) 607-3705


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Employment Section

Employment Transition Coordinator
(502) 607-1302

Partnering Institutions of Higher Education

  • The University of Louisville
  • Morehead State University
  • The University of Kentucky 

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