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DOT&PF Commissioner Selects Aviation Deputy Commissioner


(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Marc Luiken, today announced Steven Hatter as Deputy Commissioner for Aviation.

Deputy Commissioner Hatter will manage the state’s rural and international airports.

Since retiring from U.S. Air Force in 2006 as a colonel, Hatter served with the Department of Defense as the Alaskan Command’s Project Manager in charge of developing and implementing the 30-year vision for the air, land and maritime training areas known as Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

Hatter began his military career as a fighter pilot and served in various key command positions including fighter squadron command in Alaska and federal legislative liaison positions at the Pentagon. He most recently served as the Director of Training and Exercises and Director of Operations at Alaska Command/Joint Task Force-Alaska. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom.

Hatter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University in 1980. He also holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations from Troy State University; a Master of Arts degree in National Security Policy from the U.S. Naval War College in 2000 and a Master of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Alaska.

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