Mike Coleman, Military Relations Liaison to the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs


Mike Coleman began working for the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Military Relations Liaison in September 2009 after retiring as the Army Chief of Staff for the Virginia National Guard at the rank of Colonel with over thirty-four years of service.  As a Military Relations Liaison within the Office of the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs,  Coleman works with many state agencies and local communities to find ways to address economic development and workforce transition issues resulting from significant impacts in Virginia due to BRAC or other defense reductions.  Coleman received his degree and commission as an Army officer from Virginia Military Institute in 1974 and later completed his MBA at Averett University in 1998.