To secure the homeland; fight America's wars; and build partnerships by:
- Providing the Departments of the Army and Air Force with operationally ready units and personnel in support of the total force, and for war or national emergencies as ordered by the President; upon declaration of war by the congress; or as otherwise specified by federal law.
- Providing the state and its counties, cities and towns with operationally ready units and personnel to protect life and property and to preserve the internal security of the state when ordered by the Governor.
- Forging and maintaining associations with our civilian and military partners at the local, state, federal, tribal, and global levels.
History of DMAVS
The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services was legislated by Senate Bill 208 which passed into law in July 2019 and became effective in September 2019. This bill consolidated military and veterans services previously provided in other state departments into one Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services.
The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services is led by the Adjutant General, Major General David Mikolaities, who is also the Commissioner of the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services. COL (Ret) Warren Perry is the Deputy Adjutant General. The Department consists of the following Divisions and offices: Division of Veterans Services, Division of Community Based Military Programs, NH State Veterans Cemetery and the NH State Business Administration Office. The Department works in close partnership with the New Hampshire National Guard to serve NH Servicemembers, Veterans, their families and local communities across the state. The main office is located at the NH National Guard State Reservation in Concord, New Hampshire.
Charitable Giving to Veterans Organizations
In today’s world, it is sometimes challenging to determine which organizations and charities are reputable and trustworthy of your hard-earned money as a donation. The NH Attorney General has developed recommendations to onsider when deciding where and how to invest your money to benefit NH Veterans. Use the following resources to help inform your decisions.
New Hampshire Department of Justice is joining the Federal Trade Commission and charity regulators from every state to combat fraudulent charities that falsely claim to help Veterans and Service Members.
This video contains a public service announcement on how to Stop Veteran Charity Scams. Closed captioning is provided in English.