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Northern Gas Pipelines, Extended News: Governor Frank Murkowski Administration, 2002-03
12-30-02, Anchorage - Governor Frank H. Murkowski yesterday appointed Colonel Craig Campbell (NGP Photos: with wife, Anna Marie and with Governor) to serve as commissioner and adjutant general of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). We believe security is a neglected issue in discussing northern oil & gas projects and have covered defense and terrorism issues in this web page for over a year. See latest reference, last year's editorial: "Lest We Forget", and the current New Year's Eve Commentary. -dh Report below. Audio. Video. Conference photos.
Campbell has been a military officer for the past 27 years and currently serves as vice commander of the 168th Air Refueling Wing of the Alaska Air National Guard. A former Anchorage Assemblyman, Campbell has been employed since August 2000 by the Municipality of Anchorage as executive director of the Office of Planning, Development and Public Works.
"Craig Campbell brings a depth of knowledge and experience that we need now at military and veterans affairs," Murkowski said. "As the department steps up to fulfill its new missions of homeland security and missile defense, we need a leader there who can inspire the confidence of those he leads. Craig has demonstrated solid leadership abilities over a lengthy and dedicated career in service to the nation and Alaska."
Campbell, 50, has been an Alaska resident since 1981. He served on the Anchorage Assembly from 1986-96, serving two terms as chairman. Campbell has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a master's of arts from the Naval War College in Newport, RI. He served nine years as an officer in the US Air Force, seven years in the California ANG, and the past 11 years in the Alaska ANG.
As director of the Office of Planning, Development and Public Works under Anchorage Mayor George Wuerch (NGP Photo), Campbell is responsible for more than 450 municipal employees in six departments, with a budget of more than $90 million. As vice commander of the 168th Air Refueling Wing, operating out of Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Campbell helps oversee more than 700 personnel and nine KC-135 air refueling tankers. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching aviation and management courses at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage.
Campbell will assume his duties as commissioner and adjutant general on Friday. Murkowski also announced three other appointments to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:
· Mr. Roger Schnell (NGP Photo) will be the new deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. A retired colonel in the Alaska Army National Guard, Schnell served as former chief of staff of Alaska Army National Guard. He also served as deputy commissioner of DMVA under Govs. Hickel and Knowles, and has 37 years of experience with DMVA.
· Brigadier General Tim Scott will be the new assistant adjutant general-Alaska Air National Guard. As such he will be the new commander of the Alaska Air National Guard, operating out of Eielson AFB in Fairbanks. Scott is currently the commanding officer of the 168th Air Refueling Wing, based at Eielson AFB, Fairbanks. He is currently on special assignment as commander of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid Air Base in Quatar.
· Brigadier General Craig Christensen will be the new assistant adjutant general-Alaska Army National Guard. As such, he will be the commander of the Alaska Army National Guard. Christensen is currently the commanding officer 207th Infantry Group, based at the ANG Armory in Anchorage, with units in 74 communities across Alaska. He was previously chief of staff of the Alaska Army National Guard, and before that served as plans, operations and training officer for the Alaska Army National Guard. A graduate of Alaska Methodist University; Christensen grew up in Alaska.
Following the conference, your author asked Campbell about Governor Murkowski's earlier statement that "Alaska serves as a first line of defense for the United States", and relevance to northern oil and gas activity. He responded that, "We want to work very closely with our federal agencies such as the F.B.I.: and U.S. Attorney and other departments," adding that the state is reorganizing the DMVA, and that the public will see much change evolving in coming months to meet current challenges.
Steve MacDonald (NGP Photo) of NBC affiliate KTUU asked about the changes to come. Campbell said the National Guard would not change significantly but that homeland security and emergency services will experience internal and policy changes to assure closer coordination. In crises, simultaneous events require greater coordination, he said.
Asked about new directions for the Department, Murkowski added that his desire was to see a more active rural recruitment effort undertaken by the National Guard.
(Some information courtesy of John Manly, Press Secretary, Office of the Governor)
Audio clips: Governor Murkowski statement. Commissioner Campbell statement and questions. Available on request.
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