Transition Assistance Advisor

The State of Colorado offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans including Retired Military Pay tax exemptions, state employment preferences, education and tuition assistance, vehicle tags, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges.  Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status. To reach the Colorado National Guard TAA, call 720-250-1173.

COARNG Retirement/Separations Services Section

Mr. Randy Stroud 1SG (Ret)
CO ARNG Retirement Services Officer

SSG Anthony Patterson
Separations NCO

Photo of Soldiers with Retired VetThe COARNG Retirement/Separations Services Section serves as the subject matter expert for enlisted separations, regular (Active Service) retirements, non-regular (M-DAY/TPU) retirements, medical retirements, retirement points statements, Reserve Component Survivor Benefits Plan (RCSBP), Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP), and application for retired pay. We are available to schedule an appointment Tuesday through Friday 0900 to 1600 to assist with retirement pay applications and any retirement or separation related questions. The COARNG Retirement/Separations Services Section is located on the 3rd floor of the 3-story building at JFHQ (6848 S. Revere Pkwy., Centennial, CO 80112).

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Archives DMVA

The DMVA archivist can be reached at 720-250-1560 or visit their Website for more details.

Historian / Heritage

The Colorado National Guard no longer has a full-time historian. If you have a historical question or are looking to donate a historical item, artifact, or photos from the CONG's past, please send an email to: