Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

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Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Logo.svg
Agency overview
FormedApril 11, 1793; 226 years ago (1793-04-11)
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
HeadquartersFort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Employees21,400 Total
  • 2,400 Commonwealth
  • 19,000 Military
Agency executive
  • Major General Anthony J. Carrelli, Adjutant General

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) was established on April 11, 1793,[1] by the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It is overseen by the adjutant general, a cabinet-level position appointed by the governor.[2]

The DMVA operates its own sworn Police Force at Fort Indiantown Gap. The Fort Indiantown Gap Installation Police enforce PA State law and military regulations on State owned/operated property. They are required to be trained in accordance with Act 120 which is administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission.[3]

The Pennsylvania National Guard is a component of the DMVA. The agency employs more than 2,400 commonwealth employees and approximately 19,000 Pennsylvania National Guard members in more than 90 communities across the commonwealth, ranking it as one of the state's top 10 largest employers.[2]

In November 2015, DMVA unveiled a new online application that allows people to donate directly to its veterans programs, including the Veterans' Trust Fund and Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

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  1. ^ "DMVA Mission". Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "About the Pennsylvania DMVA". Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-17.
  3. ^ "Title 51 - PA General Assembly". Archived from the original on 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.