OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
November 5, 2012
I, Sean Parnell, Governor of the State of Alaska, under the authority of Article III, Sections
1 and 24 of the Alaska Constitution, and in accordance with AS 44.19.145(c), revoke Administrative
Order No. 260 and reestablish the Alaska Military Force Advocacy and Structure Team (AMFAST).
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 264
The mission of AMFAST is to provide recommendations to the Governor on how best to retain and build
on the State of Alaska's current military force capability and to advocate for the proposed strategies as
outlined in the AMFAST short-term and long-term strategic plans developed under Administrative Orders No. 253, 256, and 260.
PURPOSE AND DUTIES OF AMFAST
On or before November 1, 2014, the AMFAST team shall provide the Governor with a report that includes the following:
- a status update on the execution of AMFAST recommendations;
- identification of current and future challenges and opportunities facing the State of Alaska's current military force
- recommended actions for 2014 and years following.
COMPOSITION AND CHAIR OF AMFAST
AMFAST includes the following members:
The Commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs shall serve as chair of AMFAST.
- members representing the general public; and
- the Commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, or the Commissioner's designee.
Public members of AMFAST are appointed by the Governor and serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs shall provide administrative support to AMFAST. The Department
of Military and Veterans Affairs shall consult with other State agencies to obtain information on topics within
their expertise. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs shall work with AMFAST to determine assignments
to other State agencies to the extent allowed by law and consistent with this Order.
AMFAST members do not receive compensation as members of the team. Members of AMFAST are entitled to per diem and
travel expenses in the same manner permitted for members of State boards and commissions.
AMFAST may use teleconferencing and other electronic means, to the extent practicable, in order to gain the
widest public participation at minimum cost.
At times and locations to be determined by the chair, AMFAST may also convene public meetings to present information
and receive comments.
Meetings of AMFAST shall be conducted in accordance with AS 44.62.310 and 44.62.312 (open meetings of governmental bodies).
Records of AMFAST are subject to inspection and copying as public records under AS 40.25.110 - 40.25.220.
AMFAST expires on December 3, 2014.
Members of AMFAST appointed under former Administrative Order No. 260 continue to serve as members of AMFAST as
established under this Order. The Governor may appoint additional members representing the general public to AMFAST
as the Governor considers necessary.
Administrative Order No. 260 is revoked.
This Order takes effect immediately.
DATED at Juneau, Alaska, this 5th day of November, 2012.