DMVA Leadership Biographies

Major General Thomas H. Katkus

Adjutant General, Commissioner of Alaska DMVA

Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Katkus serves as the Adjutant General, Alaska National Guard.

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Mr. McHugh Pierre

Deputy Commissioner, Alaska DMVA

During the transition of power between Governor Palin and Governor Sean Parnell, Mr. Pierre served as the acting Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Governor Parnell appointed Mr. Pierre to the position of Deputy Commissioner in November of 2009.

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Brigadier General Catherine F. Jorgensen

Colonel Catherine F. Jorgensen

Director of Joint Staff, JFHQ Alaska

Brigadier General Catherine F. Jorgensen serves as the Director of Joint Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters-Alaska

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Mr. John Madden

Director, Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Mr. Madden has served his state and his country for more than 40 years.First appointed by Governor Sarah Palin in January 2007, Mr. Madden continues under Governor Sean Parnell as the Director of the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management for the State of Alaska.This followed a year as the Deputy Director for Homeland Security within the division.His state service follows a distinguished career in seven federal agencies.

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Mr. Bob Roses

Director, Alaska Military and Youth Academy

Mr. Bob Roses is currently serving as the Director for the Alaska Military Youth Academy.

 

Ms. Susan Colligan

Director, DMVA Administrative Services

Colligan was appointed by Governor Sarah Palin as the Administrative Services Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in April 2008.

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Brigadier General Roger E. Holl

Brigadier General Roger E. Holl

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Mr. Verdie Bowen

Director, State Veterans Office

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Colonel Edith M. Grunwald

Colonel Edith M. Grunwald

Chief of Staff, AK JFHQ Air

Colonel Edith M. Grunwald serves as the Chief of Staff - Air for JFHQ-AK

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Brigadier General Leon M. "Mike" Bridges

Assistant Adjutant General

BG Bridges serves as the Commander, Alaska Army National Guard

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Brigadier General Timothy P. O’Brien

Colonel Timothy P. O’Brien

Assistant Adjutant General - Air

Brigadier General Timothy P. O’Brien is dually assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Joint Forces Headquarters – Alaska, and the Commander, Alaska Air National Guard. 

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