NEWS | June 30, 2022

Colorado National Guard members share their stories for Pride Month

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs

FOR RELEASE: June 30, 2022

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053,

CENTENNIAL, Colo.In honor of Pride Month, U.S. Army Capt. Don Hoffmann, Jr., chief of the Health & Cyber Innovation Branch, and Spc. Alec Hoffmann, administrative specialist, Colorado Joint Counter Drug Task Force, share their stories of serving in the Colorado National Guard in a short video available at:

The CONG welcomes all qualified individuals to serve, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. 

“Our Colorado National Guard is proud of the LGBTQ Soldiers and Airmen who serve our Colorado communities and nation with distinction,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan said.  “Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the overall readiness and mission accomplishment of our force.”

CONG members work together to promote an inclusive culture that ensures respect and equal opportunity for all members while leveraging the diversity of their experiences and perspectives.

The CONG is a diverse, community-based force of more than 5,500 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen.  These service members commit one weekend per month, and at least two weeks per year, to train for missions during both peacetime and war. CONG members live and work in communities across Colorado.

The division of the National Guard, as part of the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, serves our communities, state and nation by providing ready forces for domestic operations, homeland defense, and overseas contingency operations

Since 1860, the Colorado National Guard has been Always Ready, Always There.