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The Adjutant General (TAG)
Brigadier General Laura L. ClellanThe Adjutant GeneralColorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
The Adjutant General Priorities
Brigadier General Laura L. Clellan
The 44th Adjutant General of Colorado
Brigadier General Laura Clellan is The 44th Adjutant General of Colorado. Appointed by the Governor of Colorado, General Clellan serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. The DMVA consists of the Colorado National Guard, the Division of Veterans Affairs, and the Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol totaling more than 6,700 Soldiers, Airmen, State employees, and Volunteers. As Adjutant General, General Clellan is responsible for the operation and management of readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real property resources of the Department, and ensures the training readiness of all personnel to accomplish both state and federal missions. Additionally, General Clellan is responsible for supporting the State Partnerships with Slovenia and Jordan and a strategic partnership with Israel’s Home Front Command.
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies
University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College - BS - Biology
University of Phoenix - MA – Education
United States Judge Advocate School, Reserve Component - General Officer Legal Orientation Course (RC-GOLO)
Army Strategic Education Program-Basic (ASEP-B)
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Summary of Join Assignments
Decorations and Badges
Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hourglass, M Device, and Numeral 3)
Army Service Ribbon Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 5)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon NATO Medal with Bronze Service Star<0br> Bosnia and ISAF Kuwait Liberation Medal
Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal-Government of Kuwait
Colorado Achievement Ribbon
Colorado TAG Outstanding Unit Citation (with Bronze Service Star)
Colorado Active Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Colorado Emergency Service Ribbon
Colorado Foreign Deployment Service Ribbon (with Bronze Service Star)
Colorado State Mobilization Support Ribbon Parachutist Badge Drivers Badge
Professional Memberships and Achievements
National Guard Association of Colorado
Military Officers Association of Officers Association
United States Army Military Police Regimental Association
Promotions Date of Appointment
Second Lieutenant 24 May 89
First Lieutenant 9 Jul 91
Captain 28 Jul 95
Major 2 Mar 01
Lieutenant Colonel 1 May 07
Colonel 3 Dec 12
Brigadier General 27 Oct 15
(current as of Aug 2020)
Deputy Executive Director
Brey HopkinsDeputy Executive DirectorColorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Brey Hopkins was appointed by The Adjutant General in 2019 to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs. In this position, his primary responsibility is serving alongside the DMVA state employees as they provide support to the Division of the National Guard, enable the Division of Veteran’s Affairs and provide oversight of the Division of Civil Air Patrol.
Mr. Hopkins received his Regular Army commission as an Infantry officer through the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in 1989. Following active duty service as an Infantry officer in the 82d Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Hopkins separated from active duty and served in corporate management as Vice-President of Operations and President of a transportation and logistics company as well as Vice-President of Operations for an energy sector pipeline services company. In 2008, Hopkins joined the Colorado National Guard as a dual status technician followed by transition into the Active Guard Reserve program in 2010. In addition to supporting TAG and Governor priorities, Brey continues to serve as a traditional Guardsman.
Director Division Veterans Affairs - East
Richard TremaineDirector of Veterans Affairs - EastColorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Mr. Richard J. Tremaine is a Vietnam-Era, Air Force Veteran who graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1983, using his GI Bill. He later continued his education, earning his MBA in Hospital Administration and Health Care Management in 2004. Mr. Tremaine is a graduate of the VA Health Care Leadership Institute, for Executive Career Field Members (HCLI ECF), and is a Fellow in VA Coaching and Mentoring. Mr Tremaine is a graduate of the VA Compliance and Business Integrity (CBI) Academy.
Mr. Tremaine began his VA career as a Prosthetic Rep trainee at the Minneapolis VAMC in 1990. Next, he started two Prosthetic Services where none had existed before. One in Leavenworth, KS, and one in Cheyenne, WY. He then served as the Chief of the Denver Prosthetic Treatment Center from 2000 through 2006. Mr. Tremaine entered Executive Leadership at the Austin, Texas Outpatient Clinic as its Administrator. He has progressively held more responsible positions, including Administrator of the Temple, Texas VAMC, and Administrator of the Temple, Texas 402 bed Domiciliary. Mr. Tremaine served on assignment as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Public Health, Strategic Healthcare Group at VA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Next, he was appointed as the Associate Director for the level II VA Central Western MA Health Care System, serving from 2010 through 2014. Mr. Tremaine was then appointed as the Associate Director for the level II VA Central Alabama Health Care System in March of 2014.
In March of 2016 Mr. Tremaine was appointed as the Associate Director of the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS), with specific responsibility for activation of the new ECHCS (Fitzsimmons Campus) VA Medical Center in Aurora, CO, and the move of the current ECHCS Denver Medical Center to the Fitzsimmons campus. In April 2019 he retired from the federal government to assume his current position as Division Director of the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs East.
Director Division Veterans Affairs - West
Joanne N. IglesiasDirector, Division of Veterans Affairs - WestColorado Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJoanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Iglesias is the Director for the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs-West. The Western Division Director oversees the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, the new Western Region One Source Facility, and is responsible for training and accreditation of County Veteran Service Officers in twenty four western Colorado Counties. She has previously served as the Director of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and has been with the Division for ten years.
She is the daughter of an Army veteran and is married to a Spanish Special Forces Army Veteran. She lives in Grand Junction and has four children and two grandchildren.
She volunteers as Treasurer for the Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard, Vice President of Mesa County Search and Rescue, and coaches a Special Olympics ski team in the winter. She is very active with local veterans groups organizing events, participating in Resource Fairs and Veterans Outreach opportunities.
Resource Director and Legislative Director
Greg DormanResource Director and Legislative Directorgreg.email@example.com
Greg Dorman has been the Resource Director/Legislative Director of the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs since October 2009. He previously served as the Legislative Liaison and Deputy Public Affairs Officer for Fort Carson, Colorado.