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Major General Randy “Church” Kee

USARC Commissioner

RESIGNED: September 10, 2021 (to become a federal employee, the Executive Director of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies)

REPRESENTATION: Academic/Research

FOCUS: Maritime Science and Technology, Security and Defense Studies

Randy “Church” Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)
University of Alaska
1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 120
Anchorage, AK 99508

Randy “Church” Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)
3211 Providence Dr. BOC3
Suite 120 Anchorage, AK 99508-4614

Maj Gen Randy “Church” Kee, United States Air Force (ret) was appointed to the commission by President Donald J. Trump on November 10, 2020. General Kee is the Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) at the University of Alaska, a DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Office of University Programs Center of Excellence in Maritime Research, a position he has held since January 4, 2016.

As the ADAC Executive Director, “Church” leads a distributed team of Arctic-focused S&T, education & student field programs and convening activities of knowledgeable Arctic researchers, policy makers, Alaska Native Leaders and maritime operators. During his 30-year military career, General Kee led at the Squadron, Group, Wing and Air Ops Center levels. General Kee’s staff assignments include U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters USAF, and the U.S. Joint Staff in both Operations plus Strategic Plans and Policy Directorates. He has contributed to U.S. Arctic Strategy, supported domain awareness technology development, and Defense Support to Arctic crisis response. He culminated his military service as Director of Strategy, Policy, Planning and Capabilities for U.S. European Command (ECJ5/8) in Stuttgart, Germany. Church is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Institute, a Network Member of the Canadian hosted North American and Arctic Defense and Security Network at Trent University, Peterborough Ontario, and the U.S. designated lead for a technology working group for the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research. Church also leads ADAC and associated university efforts in conducting Arctic Senior Leader Summits and Symposiums for Alaska Command, a Sub-Unified Command of U.S. Northern Command headquartered at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska. Finally, he is also the co-chair of the State of Alaska Civilian Armed Services Team (ACAST) an advisory board to the Governor of Alaska on defense and security matters.


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