PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain honored Maj.-Gen. Michael A. Stone on the House floor. Stone is retiring next week from state government after serving as the Assistant Adjutant General since April 2010, where he is responsible for Army armories and installations, strategic communications, strategic level cyber initiatives, and National Guard employment initiatives. Maj.-Gen. Stone has deployed three times as a member of the National Guard; serving as a Military Police Officer in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor, and most recently in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has received a Bronze Star, Armed Forces Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and many more. Beyond retirement, Stone will continue to serve our state as a Major General in the Michigan National Guard.