Randy “Church” Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)

Executive Director

Arctic Domain Awareness Center of Excellence


Randy "Church" Kee, Major General, USAF (ret) is Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center of Excellence. He arrived to the University of Alaska in January 2016, following a 30-year career in the United States Air Force.

General Kee was commissioned in 1985 through the Reserve Officer's Training Corps program at Oregon State University. The general has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and served operationally in the Western Pacific, Southwest Asia, the Balkans and Afghanistan. The general has held a variety of staff assignments to include U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Joint Staff in both Operations and Strategic Plans and Policy Directorates. He has also served as Vice Commander of the US Air Force‘s Global Air Mobility Operations Center.

He has been a contributor on U.S. Arctic Strategy and Policy development, supported domain awareness technology development, and contributed to Defense Support to U.S. Federal agencies on several Arctic Search, Rescue and Humanitarian Assistance planning initiatives. Along with a Norwegian Director of Strategy, General Kee served as Co-Chair of the Multi-national Arctic Security Forces Roundtable. He culminated his military service as the Director of Strategy, Policy, Planning and Capabilities for U.S. European Command, Stuttgart Germany. General Kee is a command pilot and previously qualified navigator who has flown a variety of aircraft, with approximately 4,700 flight hours, including 700 in combat.