ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Michele Stickney was named deputy commissioner for the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on Wednesday by Gov. Tony Knowles.
Stickney is a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve and serves as commander of the Alaska Naval Militia and the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for Alaska.
She replaces Jim Chase, who will focus on issues related to Homeland Security as director of Technologies and Special Projects.
Stickney will work with the Division of Emergency Services and the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps among other duties. She will earn $76,536 annually.
She is a former educator who recently retired from the Anchorage School District after serving as a school principal for 14 years, Knowles office said.
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