Gen. Randy “Church” Kee, "Arctic international challenges and opportunities"

  • 28 Mar 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Troy University Montgomery, AL — or via Zoom video
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Maj. Gen. (Ret) Randy “Church” Kee, "Arctic international challenges and opportunities"


Moderator: Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, (Ret.), ALWAC President.

Thursday, 28 March 2024, in the Gold Room at 231 Montgomery St, Montgomery, AL.

Reception at 5:30 pm CT, brief presentation at 6:15 pm, and question time till 7:30 pm.

Webinar via Zoom: login and social time, from 5:45 pm CT. 

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Randy “Church” Kee serves as Director of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies.  He will give an illustrated presentation on the range of security issues in the Arctic region. 

In 2020-21, Gen. Kee served as Commissioner of the US Arctic Research Commission, based at the University of Alaska at Anchorage.

During 2016-21, he was Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) at the University of Alaska, a designated Center of Excellence in Maritime Research. There, he led 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 North American and Arctic Defense and Security Network at Trent University, Ontario, and the lead for a working group for the Naval Research International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research. 

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