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Rogers, Paul (M)

Military and Veterans Affairs
Phone: (517) 481-8083


Adjutant General Paul Rogers was named director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs effective Jan. 1, 2019 by Gov. Gretchen WHITMER


Prior to his appointment, Rogers, then a Brigadier General, served as the Deputy Commander of the 46th Military Police Command. 

He also served as the 46th Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and the Chief of Staff prior to becoming the Deputy Commander. 

Rogers deployed to Iraq in 2005 where he served as the Battalion Commander of the 507th Engineer Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  While in Iraq he commanded a total of 823 soldiers, 139 marines, and 114 airmen in combat operations. 


Rogers holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  He obtained a Master of Science in Engineering-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan Dearborn.

In 2004, Rogers was awarded his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University.


 Adjutant General Rogers has received the following notable awards and decorations:

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (with Service Star)
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal

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