Deputy Executive Director
Michael T. “Mickey” Hunt was selected to be the Deputy Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in October, 2009.
Prior to this selection he was the Resource Director and Legislative Liaison for the Department. The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is an executive agency of the State of Colorado. The DMVA is the overarching organization which controls the following entities:
- Colorado National Guard (CONG) - The militia of the State of Colorado. The Commander in Chief of the CONG is Governor Hickenlooper.
- Division of Veterans Affairs – The DVA provides veteran’s services to the citizens of Colorado and trains the County Veterans Service Officers.
- Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol – This 2100+ volunteer organization is the auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina in 1958, Mr. Hunt was raised in Seabrook, TX. In 1977 he entered the United States Air Force and was stationed at MacDill AFB, Florida. Mr. Hunt transitioned to the Texas Air National Guard in 1978 and served at 147th Fighter Interceptor Wing until moving to Colorado in 1985. Mr. Hunt joined the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing where he served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility and participated in two combat tours to the CENTCOM AOR. Mr. Hunt rose to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and retired as the 140th Operations Group Superintendent in 2008. His Air Force Skill Specialties were Command and Control and Air Field Management.
Following his retirement from the Colorado Air National Guard, Mr. Hunt worked as a consultant with the Camber Corporation providing Domestic Operations Assessments and Training to National Guard Joint Force Headquarters to multiple States across the country.
Mr. Hunt resides in Aurora, CO