Adjutant General - Michigan National Guard

MG Paul D. Rogers

Major General Paul Rogers is the Adjutant General of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard and the Director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs which includes the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. He commands and directs more than 150 units that comprise the Michigan National Guard (approximately 10,500 Soldiers and Airmen) and oversees the employment of more than 700 State and 300 Federal employees serving throughout Michigan at armories and veterans service facilities.

Rogers was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Engineer Corps in 1987. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technical University and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan. He also earned a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and returned to Michigan Tech. to earn a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering.

His command assignments include: Company C of the 107th Engineer Battalion, the 507th Engineer Battalion,  Commander of the 177 th Regimental Training Institute and Director of the Joint Staff for the Michigan National Guard. He deployed to Iraq in 2005 as the Battalion Commander of the 507th EN BN in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

General Rogers most recently served the United States Army Material Command as the director of the United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Command (TARDEC), a Tier 2 Senior Executive Service position.

CIVILIAN EDUCATION:
1987 Michigan Technical University Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Houghton, MI
1997 University of Michigan Master of Science, Engineering-Mechanical Engineering, Dearborn, MI
2004 Michigan Technical University Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Houghton, Michigan

MILITARY EDUCATION:
1985 Army Airborne Course
1989 Engineer Officers Basic Course
1990 Engineer Officer Advanced Course
1995 Combined Arms and Services Staff School
2003 Command and General Staff School
2008 Joint Task Force Staff Training Course
2008 United States Army War College
2011 Military Police Office Transition Course
2015 Senior Leader Seminar
2016 Executive Joint Domestic Operations Course

RECENT ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. December 2014 - Present, Deputy Commander, 46th Military Police Command, Lansing, Michigan
  2. October 2014 - December 2014, Director of Joint Staff, Michigan National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters, Lansing, Michigan
  3. March 2013 - October 2014, Chief of Staff, 46th Military Police Command, Lansing, Michigan
  4. September 2012 - March 2013, Assistant Chief of Staff G-3, 46th Military Police Command, Lansing, Michigan
  5. September 2009 - September 2012, Commander, 177th Regiment Regional Training Institue, Augusta, Michigan
  6. February 2009 - September 2009, Evaluation Branch Chief for Training, Joint Forces Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
  7. February 2008 - February 2009, Training Branch Chief for Mobilization, Joint Forces Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
  8. February 2007 - February 2008, Evaluation Branch Chief for Training, Joint Forces Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
  9. March 2004 - February 2007, Commander, Michigan National Guard, 507th Engineer Battalion, Wyoming, Michigan
  10. September 2003 - March 2004, Executive Officer, Michigan National Guard, 507th Engineer Battalion, Wyoming, Michigan

NOTABLE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal 
Army Reserve Component Achievment Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 23 May 1987
First Lieutenant 26 May 1990
Captain 18 March 1993
Major 19 June 1997
Lieutenant Colonel 11 May 2004
Colonel 2 December 2009
Brigadier General 23 October 2015
Major General 2018