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David C. Dye

Acting Cabinet Secretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Major General Miguel Aguilar serves as the Adjutant General for the State of New Mexico and the Acting Cabinet Secretary for the State’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

A native of Dexter, Aguilar received his commission from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Aguilar deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 as a member of an Embedded Training Team for the 205th Regional Corps Advisory Group. He assumed command of 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry, in 2011 and led the battalion though a deployment to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, as part of the Multinational Force and Observers. Aguilar took command of the 111th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in 2014 and oversaw its transition to the 111th Sustainment Brigade. He commanded the brigade until 2017 when he became the New Mexico Army National Guard’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. Aguilar retired from the New Mexico State Police in 2018 as a major in command of the Special Operations Bureau.


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The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
Toll free: (833) 520-0020

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