The Michigan DMVA resides in the State of Michigan's Executive Branch. The Department Director sits on the Governor's Cabinet and serves as The Adjutant General. The DMVA consists of State Operations, Michigan Veteran Homes (MVH), The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), the Michigan Air National Guard (MI ANG) and the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG).
State Operations provides operational support for the DMVA to support strategic goals and initiatives in a fiscally responsible way. The DMVA State Operations team aligns procurement, funding, and complex data structures to provide sustainable and consistent support throughout the enterprise. State Operations consists of Budget, Procurement, Information Management, and Youth Challenge.
The Michigan Veterans Homes (MVH) provides quality long term care for veterans and their eligible family members through a federal-state partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). High Quality care for this phase of life is central to the “member for life” concept. Currently the MVH operations homes in Grand Rapids and Marquette, with a third home opening in Chesterfield Township in 2021.
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) is the central coordinating agency, providing support, care, advocacy and service to veterans and their families. 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 Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) is a component of the Michigan’s DMVA team, serving in the State and Governor of Michigan through the Director of the DMVA. The MIARNG provides trained, combat-capable forces in support of the National Military Strategy while simultaneously providing Defense support of Civil Authorities. Providing emergency response to the State is a core function of the MIARNG and the department as a whole.
The Michigan Air National Guard (MIANG) strives to provide ready forces to the president and Governor that mirror and complement our active duty counterparts. Our citizen Airmen are our most treasured resources committed to establishing a diverse, respectful environment and culture that affords all members the opportunity to achieve their military goals. The MIANG views current problems not as unmovable obstacles but rather as opportunities for all levels and ranks of service to work together to achieve success.