National Guard Partners with Tribal Colleges on Tuition Assistance
The N.D. National Guard celebrated historic agreements with Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) on the Turtle Mountain Reservation and the Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) on the Spirit Lake Reservation. These institutions became the second and third tribal colleges in North Dakota to agree to participate in the state’s tuition waiver program. With this program, colleges can waive an amount equal to 25% of tuition for qualifying members of the N.D. National Guard. Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general signed the agreements along with the two college presidents.
Bismarck Employer Earns ESGR's Patriot Award
Demonstrating support for their employer, N.D. National Guard Soldiers Capt. Vanessa Lennick and Maj. Callie Stein nominated Bismarck's Proximal50 Life Center CEO, Tana Trotter, for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. The award was presented by ESGR volunteer, retired Lt. Col. Kevin Iverson, on Dec. 3. Specifically, Trotter was cited for offering flexible scheduling which allows her Guard employees to accomplish their military duties. Trotter also offered Veterans free classes in celebration of Veterans Day.
New Army Personnel System Training
The implementation of the N.D. National Guard's Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPPSA) is underway with a scheduled "Go Live" date of Dec. 16, 2020. The training of more than 160 human resource professionals from across our state began this week in Bismarck at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory. This training provides instruction on IPPSA's innovative technology and processes and will be phased into the National Guard in two phases. The personnel module is being fielded from 2019 to 2020 and the pay implementation phase is projected for the 2023 to 2024 timeframe.