The Illinois Department of Military Affairs directly supports the Illinois National Guard and oversees the Illinois State Military Museum, the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund and Lincoln's Challenge Academy.  

Maj. Gen. (ret.) William Cobetto is the Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Military Affairs.

To contact us or learn more about the agency, please use the tabs below.

As the HR department for the Department of Military Affairs we provide services to DMA employees and support the Army and Air National Guard. lf you are interested in a position with DMA please click the link below for a listing of available positions and how to apply.


HR Department Head: (217) 761-3745
Benefits Coordinator: (217) 761-3738
HR Representative: (217) 761-3869
Time and Attendance: (217) 761-3808
Hiring and Payroll: (217) 761-3786

Fax: (217) 761-3418

Department of Military Affairs-State Procurement & Contracting Office 
The State Procurement & Contracting Office provides services to both the Dept of Military Affairs and the Illinois National Guard for the acquisition of supplies and services. Our team also ensures compliance with all state statutes and procurement requirements under the guidance of an independent State Purchasing Officer (SPO), under the Chief of Procurement Officer for General Services (CPO-GS) for the State of Illinois

Illinois Procurement Gateway.
The IPG is a web based system that serves as the primary location for entering, organizing, and reviewing vendor information. The IPG allows prospective vendors to provide disclosures, registrations, and other docu­mentation needed to do business with a State agency or university in advance of any particular procurement. 
The State uses information submitted through the IPG to prequalify vendors in advance of submitting bids and offers for contracts. Upon satisfactory enrollment, vendors will receive a registration number that may be used in place of paper submission of required forms. 
The system includes the following key features: 

•    Automated online vendor registration
•    Online directory of registered vendors with search capabilities
•    Elimination of the need to submit multiple paper-based forms

The State of Illinois now uses Bid Buy for all acquisitions. Bid Buy is an e-procurement system designed to in­crease procurement efficiency, reduce transaction costs, and improve the availability of information to ven­dors and state agency buyers. Bid Buy will replace many of the procurement tools currently in use, including the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. 


Leesa Mays, State Agency Procurement Officer: (217) 761-3800 or click HERE to e-mail
Suzy Anderson, State Procurement Specialist:(217) 761-3825 or click HERE to e-mail
Scott Eldridge, State Procurement Representative Army:(217) 761-3766 or click HEREto e-mail
Julie Gillmore, State Procurement Representative Air: (217) 761-3015 or click HEREto e-mail

The unit of the State Comptroller is the fiscal division for the Department of Military Affairs. Its primary responsibilities are to design, negotiate, and obtain the budget for the agency; to manage and disperse payments to OMA vendors and employees; to reconcile state funds and provide transparency through various reports. 

Phone: (217) 761-3586