Pentagon to site Arctic regional center in Alaska
The US Department of Defense has selected Anchorage in southern Alaska as the sole location for the regional center for Arctic security studies. According to the Pentagon’s press release, the Department of Defense has selected Anchorage, Alaska, as the sole location for the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, the DOD’s regional center for the Arctic.
It is noted that the Pentagon and the US Air Force will continue to evaluate the Anchorage facilities and to determine the center’s final location.
The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies will conduct result-oriented Arctic security research in order to promote the Defense Department’s Arctic security priorities, and its specialists will also establish ties with other countries on this subject.
In September, the US Department of Defense said Major General Randy “Church” Kee, USAF (Retired), would serve as the Senior Advisor for Arctic Security Affairs at this Center. In 2020, General Kee was appointed Commissioner to the US Arctic Research Commission, and he was also Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center in the US Department of Homeland Security.