Paul D Rogers
2019 -> The Adjutant General of Michigan
On January 1, 2019, Major General Paul D. Rogers was sworn in as the Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard and Director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. 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 that make up the department’s branch operations which include Michigan Veteran Homes, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, State Operations and the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy.
MG Rogers received his commission through the Reserved Officer Training Corps as a graduate from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to being selected as Adjutant General for the Michigan National Guard, MG Rogers’ other notable assignments include Commander, 507th Engineer Battalion; Regimental Commander, 177th Regional Training Institute; and Deputy Commanding General, 46th Military Police Command. Operational assignments include Operation Iraqi Freedom, as Commander, 507th Engineer Battalion.
MG Rogers also served as Deputy Commander, US Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Detroit Arsenal, Michigan and was responsible for the oversight of TACOM's industrial base to include its arsenals and depots. Dr. Rogers was responsible for implementing a comprehensive and cohesive strategy providing acquisition, logistics and sustainment support for over 3,000 Soldiers and ground weapons systems which directly influenced worldwide Army/Joint Defense operations and foreign allies through procurement, production, fielding and disposal of combat services and combat service support items. Leading a multi-disciplined enterprise that operated at ten major U.S. Army installations, 70 worldwide locations and industrial base operations at three depots and two arsenals, Dr. Rogers was directly accountable for an annual budget of over $4.7B and an additional $2B in foreign military sales. Dr. Rogers supervised a workforce of over 18,800 combined military and civilian employees and directly supervised personnel at the SES level.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf cluster and Army Achievement Medal.