Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford EPME Center

 About Lankford EPME Center

The Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center is a division of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center located at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The Center conducts an average of 16 Enlisted Professional Military Education courses each year. Typically, the Center accommodates 2,000 service members on campus annually from the Total Air Force, Coast Guard and partner nation armed forces. More about Lankford EPME | EPME Courses | EPME Student Guide
 the Commandant
  Chief Master Sergeant Paul Butts is the 18th commandant of the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee. He is responsible for the daily operations and public perception of the Air Force’s largest EPME center. Chief Butts develops, plans, and evaluates program effectiveness while identifying and implementing future direction and growth, ensuring the faculty and staff perform by the directives of the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, as well as USAF and ANG instructions and guidelines. Chief Butts also serves as the senior enlisted leader for the Commander, I.G.

Brown Training and Education Center. He briefs Air Force and Air Reserve Component senior leaders on the status and potential of their EPME programs. He also serves as a liaison to the ANG Command Chief on EPME programs, status, and future possibilities.


TEC University

 About TEC University
TEC University is a forward-learning training and education solution for Airmen in upgrade training or looking for professional and personal growth opportunities. Whether online or in a traditional classroom environment, we strive to meet the needs of the 21st Century Airman with innovative solutions and the most up-to-date technology. We help build the future leaders of the Air National Guard. Read our | Fact Sheet | for more information on TEC and TEC-U training and educating today's Airmen for tomorrow's fight.     
 - Instructional Development Branch
    Instructional Development is CCAF accredited as the I.G. Brown School. We bolster skillsets. Skill Enhancement Training includes training certificate courses, advanced services courses, instructor certification, general officer support staff training, public affairs courses, and more. We identify if training is educationally sound, is the best method, and reaches the level of learning needed. We audit courses for training gaps and transform briefings into lessons with student participation and evaluation. We achieve accreditation for some training. We work with other branches to develop Advanced Distributive Leaning.
 - Production Branch
Production Branch personnel include broadcasting, video, and graphic experts who work with Instructional Development and Transmission to turn your data, ideas, requirements, and graphics into professional products.    
 - Transmission Branch
    The Transmission Branch includes the Air Guard's satellite television broadcast studios, TEC-U TV, and Warrior Network, housed and operated on campus. It provides information transport capabilities for the purpose of mass communication and distance learning via satellite to 189 downlink sites across the nation.
Live broadcasts for virtual conferences, workshops, and functional meetings reduce travel expenses while providing relevant, timely content to the field. Broadcast capabilities are a key support to TEC-U, on/off campus, to include live/time-delay broadcast of courses and workshops, enabling maximum exposure at minimum cost.    
    TEC-U delivers training, conferencing, workshops, command information, news, and other video content to networked ANG systems to include workstation computers. This capability increases the accessibility of content for all ANG members, reduces or eliminates travel expenses, and leverages technology to achieve missions.

Mission Support Division

 About Mission Support

The Mission Support Division provides force management, professional development, logistics, and information services to faculty, staff, and students. MSD is the linchpin between the TEC and the base host - the 134th Air Refueling Wing - enabling efficient campus operations and integrated facilities management.