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About DMVA

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About DMVA

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Our Identity

The DMVA's cultural identity is that of a values-based organization that sets the standard for expected workplace conduct by all department team members. Our culture builds a sense of community and purpose across the department. Shared values to guide our beliefs and behavior assure the foundation of our team's success.

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Our Mission

The DMVA synchronizes strategic, legislative, and fiscal initiatives to build and sustain military readiness, care and advocate for veterans, and cultivate purposeful partnerships.

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Our Vision

Michigan is the premier state for advancing military readiness and serving veterans and their families. 

Who We Are

Center of Performance Excellence

A collaborative organization that provides ever-improving value to its stakeholders and achieves sustained organizational effectiveness.

Cornerstones of Michigan Communities

Dedicated Michigan citizens invested as life-long partners in building thriving communities.

Leaders in Innovative Solutions

A thought leader piloting future capabilities and providing unrivaled training opportunities that leverage Michigan's unique blend of geography, people and technology-based industry. 

National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC)

The National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC) seeks to maximize joint combat readiness by providing an adaptable, cost-effective and integrated all-domain training environment supported by an expanding Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) architecture. This is all designed to enable the application of combined arms effects in a near-peer, contested threat environment.

National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC)

Providers of Exceptional Service

A team of devoted public servants committed to its mission, continuous improvements, and solving future challenges. 

Workplace of Choice

A department that values its team members, demonstrates commitment to individual and organizational development, and sustains loyalty and pride across the team.

Strategic Plan

Our five branches embody the "Member for Life" concept as an institutionalized culture of life-cycle functions. Each branch enables the concept by mutually supporting one another to execute the department's operations. The concept begins with engaging and educating Michigan's youth for future success and continues with opportunities for volunteers to serve their country in the Michigan National Guard while remaining in their community. To fulfill the "Member for Life" concept, the MVAA serves as the critical conduit for Michigan veterans and their families as they transition through all phases of life. Together, the branches develop a broad network of resources to support every member.

Read more about the DMVA Strategic Plan

Help Support Our Veterans

The DMVA is always accepting donations to help support our heroes both on and off the battlefield. Click the link below to learn how you can provide Veterans with Education, Housing, and other resources as a thank you for their service.