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The Adjutant General (TAG)

Brigadier General Laura L. Clellan
The Adjutant General
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

 

The Adjutant General Priorities

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

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.

Education
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)

Assignments

  1. Aug 20-Present, The Adjutant General of Colorado, Joint Force Headquarters-Colorado
  2. Oct 17-Nov 19, Assistant Adjutant General, Colorado Joint Force Headquarters, Englewood, Colorado
  3. Sep 14-Oct 17, Commander, Land Component Command, Centennial, Colorado
  4. May 12-Sep 14, Commander, 168th Regional Training Institute, Colorado Army National Guard, Fort Carson, Colorado
  5. Jun 11-May 12, Executive Officer, 89th Troop Command, Colorado Army National Guard, Denver, Colorado
  6. Feb 10-Jan 11, Commander, 193rd Military Police Battalion, Afghanistan
  7. May 07-Jun 11, Commander, 193rd Military Police Battalion (I/R), Colorado Army National Guard, Denver, Colorado
  8. Jul 06-May 07, S1, Special Operations Detachment, Korea, Colorado Army National Guard, Denver, Colorado
  9. Jul 06-May 07, J1, TSOD-SOKOR, Aurora, Colorado
  10. Jul 03-Jul 06, Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Colorado, Colorado Army National Guard, Boulder, Colorado
  11. Jan 02-Jun 03, S1, 89th Troop Command, Colorado Army National Guard, Denver, Colorado
  12. Jan 01-Jan 02, Commander, State Area Headquarters, Colorado Army National Guard, Centennial, Colorado
  13. Jul 00-Jan 01, Assistant S3, 1/89th Troop Command, Colorado Army National Guard, Denver, Colorado Sep 99-Mar 00, Commander, 220th Military Police Company, Hungary
  14. Nov 98-Jul 00, Commander, 220th Military Police Company, Colorado Army National Guard, Denver, Colorado
  15. Jan 97-Oct 98, Observer Controller, 91st Training Division, United States Army Reserve, Denver, Colorado
  16. Jan 92-Jul 92, Executive Officer, 978th Military Police Company, Panama
  17. Oct 90-May 91, Platoon Leader, 193rd Military Police Company, Saudi Arabia
  18. Dec 89-Apr 90, Platoon Leader, 978th Military Police Company, Honduras
  19. Nov 89-Sep 92, Platoon Leader, 978th Military Police Company, Law Enforcement Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas
  20. Jul 89-Nov 89, Student, Military Police Basic Course, Fort McClellan, Alabama

Summary of Join Assignments

  1. Jul 06-May 07, J1, TSOD-SOKOR, Aurora, Colorado

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

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 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. Iglesias
Director, Division of Veterans Affairs - West
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
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.