DMVA Directory Listing

  • Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
    Organizational Details

    Director and Adjutant General: Major General Gregory J. Vadnais
      Organizational Chart

    Contact Information

     Hours: Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
      Phone: 517-481-8000

    General Mailing Address

    3411 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Lansing, MI 48906


Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

  • MVAA Information

    The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency serves as the central coordinating point for Michigan veterans, connecting those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, to services and benefits throughout the state. MVAA was created by Executive Order 2013-2 and began operations on March 20, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    The agency works to identify and break down barriers veterans face in employment, education, health care and quality of life, making Michigan a great place for veterans and their families to call home. The agency aggregates veterans services currently found in 14 state agencies as well as hundreds of community-based veteran programs to create a no wrong door access to benefits and services.

    View MVAA program descriptions and organizational structure.

    • Director: James Robert Redford

    General Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 30104
    Lansing  MI  48909

    Delivery / Street Address:

    222 Washington Square North
    Lansing, MI 48933

Michigan Air National Guard

  • Michigan Air National Guard

    The Michigan Air National Guard's mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations, and work in partnership with state, local agencies, and officials to safeguard citizens.

    Core Values: Integrity first; Service before self; Excellence in all we do

    Assistant Adjutant General - Air: Major General Leonard Isabelle Jr.

    Hours: Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

    Phone: 517-481-8082

    Email: ng.mi.miarng.list.pao@mail.mil

Michigan Army National Guard

  • Michigan Army National Guard

    The Michigan Army National Guard’s federal mission is to provide properly maintained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed.  Their state mission is to provide trained and disciplined forces for domestic emergencies or as otherwise required by state law.  The National Guard is a community-based force with many members working and serving where they live.

    Core Values: Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage.

    Assistant Adjutant General - Army: Major General Michael Stone

    Hours: Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

    Phone: 517-481-8082

State Operations

  • State Operations

    State Operations is responsible for a broad range of services, including accounting, departmental procurement, contracting, lease management, financial analysis, business planning, data governance, data collection, executive budget management, management level reporting, legislative reporting, and management of special programs such as the Michigan Family Relief Fund, the State Tuition Assistance Program, and the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy.

    Senior Deputy Director: Russ Gullett

    Hours: Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

    Email: fessendenj2@michigan.gov  

    Phone: 517-481-8212

Human Resources

  • Human Resources

    State Human Resources Office is responsible for the full range of human resource services to department staff and managers which includes classifications, selections, payroll administration, labor relations and performance management.

    Director of State Human Resources: Noelle Rouse

    Hours: Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

    Email: rousen@michigan.gov 

    Phone: 517-481-7785

Legislative Liason

  • Legislative Liason

    The legislative liaison coordinates, plans, and manages legislative activities impacting the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Michigan National Guard.   The legislative liaison researches proposed legislation, works with legislators to develop bills, and may garner support for the legislation. Duties include tracking the progress of proposed and pending legislation and briefing the Adjutant General on legislative progress.  Legislative liaison performs a wide range of communication and public relations duties with constituents, individuals and organizations involved in the legislative process to include the Governor and State and Federal legislators.

     

    Legislative Liaison:  Steve Kozera

    Hours: Monday – Friday

    8:00am – 4:30pm

    Email: kozeras@michigan.gov

    Phone:  517-449-5900

Public Affairs

  • Public Affairs

    The Michigan National Guard Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Public Affairs Office provides communication services to the Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard. These services include written and digital preparation, creation and distribution of departmental news and information, editing and coordination of external media products and media liaison services to a variety of MING and DMVA events.

    Public Affairs Officer: Colonel Tim Houchlei

    Hours: Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

    Email: ng.mi.miarng.list.pao@mail.mil.

    Phone: 517-481-7731