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Welcome to the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management (DVEM)



The Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management coordinates and administers the discharge of Maine State Government's responsibility relating to military, veterans and civil emergency preparedness through the authorization, planning, provision of resources, administration, operation and audit of activities in these areas.


A customer-oriented organization exhibiting a high degree of integrity and accountability providing quality services and benefits daily and in times of crisis by protecting life, freedom, and property for all of Maine's people.

We will strive to be the best in our profession with a skilled, well-trained and highly motivated team to inspire public confidence.


  • Quality customer service in response to people's needs.
  • Clearly defined plans to accomplish our goals
  • A work environment of mutual respect, concern and trust.
  • Enhanced opportunities for professional development and personal initiative.
  • Pride in public service to community, State and Nation.
  • Individual and team responsibility and accountability.
  • Commitment to quality performance and a high degree of integrity and professionalism.


Last Updated: August 18, 2016