Military & Veterans Affairs


We aim to earn and maintain the trust and confidence in those we serve at the local, state and federal levels…be recognized for excellence in service to our Veterans, members, and families... and become the state of choice for future force structure gains and infrastructure investment.


Colorados Department of Military and Veterans Affairs supports the Division of the Colorado National Guard (CONG) in delivering land, air, space, and cyber power in support of state and federal operations; enables the Division ofVeterans Affairs (DVA) to deliver high quality service to the StateVeterans and their families; and oversees the operations of the Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in delivering aerospace education and emergency services.


The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is a State Department that delivers land, air, space and cyber power in support of state and federal operations, and serves our state’s Veterans and their family members. TheAdjutant General of Colorado is both the Chief of Staff of the Colorado National Guard and the Executive Director of the Department. The Adjutant General is a unique position in that the incumbent is not only a state employee, but also a federally recognized general officer.

The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs  has three active divisions. The  division  of the National Guard that, while in a state status, reports to the Commander-in-Chief, Governor John Hickenlooper. The Division of Veterans Affairs provides direct services to Veterans and acts as a statewide training resource for Colorado’snetwork of County Veterans Service Officers. The Division of Veterans Affairs also maintains the Colorado State Veterans Cemetery located in Grand Junction. The Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol exists as a division of the department, a volunteer non-profit organization, and as part of the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.


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