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Michigan Vietnam Veteran Recognition Certificate

The Adjutant General is authorized by the Governor of the State of Michigan to award the Michigan Vietnam Veteran Recognition Certificate. An individual may be awarded the certificate if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • The individual is a citizen of this state or was a citizen of this state while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, including the Michigan National Guard and reserve components).
  • The individual was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances.
  • The individual served during the Vietnam War era (February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975).

The certificate also includes the option of a special designation, as developed by the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, recognizing individuals who were exposed to dioxin or phenoxy herbicides during their service. To receive this designation, he or she must have been exposed to dioxin or phenoxy herbicides, as evidenced by a medical diagnosis of a disease associated with dioxin or phenoxy herbicides.

To submit for consideration, complete the Michigan Vietnam Veteran Recognition Certificate Form.

Public Act 181 of 2022

If you have questions about filling out your application or questions regarding the Vietnam Veteran Recognition Certificate, please contact 1-800-MICH-VET or email