Leadership

Leadership

The Adjutant General (TAG)

Major General Michael A. Loh
The Adjutant General
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

 

The Adjutant General Priorities

  • Safety and health of our people
  • Strength
  • Readiness
  • Customer Focus

MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL A. LOH

The Adjutant General, Colorado

Major General Michael A. Loh is The Adjutant General, Colorado National Guard.  Appointed by the Governor of Colorado, General Loh 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 Loh 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 Loh is responsible for supporting the State Partnerships with Slovenia and Jordan and a strategic partnership with Israel’s Home Front Command.

General Loh is a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He served seven years on active duty as an F-16 instructor and strike pilot in United States Air Forces Europe and at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. He joined the Colorado Air National Guard in 1991 and has held command, staff and supervisory positions including Assistant Adjutant General of Colorado for Air/Space, Assistant to the Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and Assistant to the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Group Commander and Squadron Commander. He deployed multiple times to both the Pacific and Central Command regions and commanded combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Provide Comfort II.

General Loh is a command pilot with over 3,200 flight hours including 2,900 hours and 128 combat flight hours in the F-16A/B/C/D.


EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1988 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2000 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2004 National Security Management, by correspondence
2004 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass.
2010 George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany
2011 Joint Forces Staff College, Advance Joint Professional Military Education, by correspondence
2011 Senior Reserve Component Officer Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2011 Master of Business Administration, Trident University International, Cypress, Calif.
2012 CAPSTONE, General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2012 National Security Studies Management Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1984 - October 1985, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. October 1985 - January 1986, Student, Fighter Lead-in Training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. January 1986 - July 1986, Student, Air Force Operational Training Course, F-16, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. July 1986 - June 1989, Pilot, 313th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hahn Air Base, Germany
5. June 1989 - September 1991, Instructor Pilot, 310th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
6. September 1991 - June 1996, Pilot, 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
7. June 1996 - June 1997, Instructor Pilot, 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
8. June 1997 - September 2003, Flight Commander, 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
9. October 2003 - September 2004, Commander, 140th Operations Support Flight, Buckley AFB, Colo.
10. October 2004 - September 2006, Commander, 140th Operations Support Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
11. October 2006 - May 2010, Commander, 140th Operations Group, Buckley AFB, Colo.
12. May 2010 - September 2011, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Pentagon, Alexandria, VA
13. October 2011 - February 2012, Assistant Adjutant General- Air, CONG, Joint Force Headquarters-Colorado, Centennial, Colo.
14. January 2012 - July 2013, Assistant Adjutant General- Air, CONG, dual-hatted, November 2011 - May 2013, National Guard Assistant to the Commander, 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
15. August 2013 - March 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
16. April 2016 - April 2017, National Guard Assistant to the Commander, ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
17. April 2017 - Present, The Adjutant General, Colorado National Guard, Centennial, Colo.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2013 - March 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson AFB, Colo
2. April 2017 - Present, The Adjutant General, Colorado National Guard, Centennial, Colo


FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,200 (128 Combat)
Aircraft Flown: AT-38, F-16A/B/C/D, T-37, T-38
 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor and three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and M device

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1985 Outstanding graduate, ATC commanders trophy, undergraduate pilot training
1986 Outstanding graduate, F-16 operational training course
1986 Order of Daedalians Orville Wright achievement award
2004 Order of Daedalians Mile-High flight distinguished pilot award
Civilian Air Transport Pilot rated in Boeing 727, 737, 747-400 and 777

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1984
First Lieutenant May 28, 1986
Captain May 28, 1988
Major Oct. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 3, 2001
Colonel Oct. 14, 2006
Brigadier General May 21, 2010
Major General Aug. 1, 2013

 

(Current as of April 2017)

Deputy Executive Director

Hopkins, Brey

Brey Hopkins
Deputy Executive Director
Colorado 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 Tremaine
Director of Veterans Affairs - East
Colorado 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 2009. 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. Iglesias
Director, Division of Veterans Affairs-West
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs - West
Joanne.iglesias@state.co.us

 

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 Dorman
Resource Director and Legislative Director
greg.dorman@dmva.state.co.us
720-250-1511

 

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.