DMVA Leadership Biographies
Adjutant General, Commissioner of Alaska DMVA
Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Katkus serves as the Adjutant General, Alaska National Guard.
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.
Director of Joint Staff, JFHQ Alaska
Colonel Catherine F. Jorgensen serves as the Director of Joint Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters-Alaska
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.
Director, Alaska Military and Youth Academy
Mr. Burton is currently serving as the Director for the Alaska Military Youth Academy.
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.
Administrator, State Veterans Office
Chief of Staff, AK JFHQ – Air
Colonel Edith M. Grunwald serves as the Chief of Staff - Air for JFHQ-AK
Assistant Adjutant General
BG Bridges serves as the Commander, Alaska Army National Guard
Assistant Adjutant General - Air
Colonel Timothy P. O’Brien is dually assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Joint Forces Headquarters – Alaska, and the Commander, Alaska Air National Guard.