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The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs contains three divisions, the Colorado National Guard, the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs, and the Colorado Wing - Civil Air Patrol. The mission of the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and its divisions are listed below.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Colorado’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs supports the Division of the Colorado National Guard in delivering land, air, space, and cyber power in support of state and federal operations; enables the Division of Veterans Affairs to deliver high quality service to the State’s Veterans and their families; and oversees the operations of the Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol in delivering aerospace education and emergency services.

We are an inclusive organization that earns and maintains the trust and confidence in those we serve at the local, state and federal levels; we are recognized for excellence in service to our Veterans, service members, and families; and, we are the state of choice for future force structure gains, equipment modernization, and infrastructure investment.

Our core values of Professionalism, Accountability, Character, and Excellence embody the attributes that all DMVA Team members strive for in serving and protecting the residents of our state and nation.

  • Professionalism: Act with professionalism and integrity in every endeavor and discipline in both behavior and performance.
  • Accountability: Accountable to those we serve, with measures of performance, effectiveness, and behavior. Own up to failures and learn from experiences.
  • Character: Culture based on strong character, bound by values of: duty, respect, service before self, honor, integrity and personal courage, and excellence in all we do.
  • Excellence: Pursuit in obtaining the highest levels of performance and efficient processes which meets the needs of both our internal and external customers.

The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is a State Department that delivers land, air, space and cyber power in support of state and federal operations, and serves our state's Veterans and their family members. The Adjutant General of Colorado is both the Chief of Staff of the Colorado National Guard and the Executive Director of the Department. The Adjutant General is a unique position in that the incumbent is not only a state employee, but also a federally recognized general officer. The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has three active divisions. The division of the National Guard that, while in a state status, reports to the Governor of Colorado. The Division of Veterans Affairs provides direct services to Veterans and acts as a statewide training resource for Colorado's network of County Veterans Service Officers. The Division of Veterans Affairs also maintains the Colorado State Veterans Cemetery and Western Region One Source located in Grand Junction. The Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol exists as a division of the department, a volunteer non-profit organization, and as part of the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.

Colorado National Guard

Plan and prepare to project combat power overseas in support of national policy objectives. Secondary mission is to use the innate combat skills required by our primary mission to plan, prepare, and execute domestics operations. In a word, our mission is Readiness.

The COARNG will be a highly disciplined team of professional officers, NCOs, and Soldiers with the operational knowledge, subject matter expertise, combat fitness, and resiliency to lead, augment, and support any US required action. In short, our vision is simply, Always Ready, Always There.

Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs

Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs advocates for veterans and their families to improve their quality of life throughout the state of Colorado.

To be recognized as the trusted advocate for all Veterans and their families and to ensure that Colorado remains a healthy environment for those who have served and sacrificed.

Service, Compassion, Dedication, Integrity

Colorado Wing - Civil Air Patrol

COWG squadrons stand ready to assist those in need. Missions range from search-and-rescue of lost hikers or hunters, location of downed aircraft and transport of emergency personnel or medical materials. When there is a disaster in a Colorado community, the State's CAP squadrons respond by transporting doctors, firefighters or emergency personnel to the areas in need.


Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
6848 South Revere Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

The Adjutant General's Office
Executive Assistant to the Adjutant General
Kinder Blacke
Deputy Executive Director
Myk Bruno
Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Edwards
IT Director
Rich Medina
John (JT) Davis
Robert Maes
DMVA Human Resource Director
Tamy Calahan
Director Division Veterans Affairs
David Callahan
Purchasing and Contracts Director
Nicholas Severn
Purchasing Agent
Emiliano Barela
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Bradley Hudson
Tuition Assistance
Joni Fernandez
IT Help Desk
Budget Director
Joo Kang
Grant Administrator
Lisa Stamm