The department shall be under the supervision and control of a commissioner of veterans affairs who shall be appointed by the governor under the provisions of section 15.06. No person shall be eligible to receive appointment as commissioner unless that person has the following qualifications:
(1) residence in the state of Minnesota;
(2) citizenship in the United States;
(3) veteran of the armed forces of the United States as defined in section 197.447.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes