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President Trump appoints Gov. Walker to The Council of Governors

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Published: May. 1, 2017 at 9:09 PM AKDT
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Governor Bill Walker will be one of 10 Governors serving on a council that focuses on military issues and defense spending.

According to the White House President Donald Trump intends to appoint Walker to the 10-member council.

The governor's office says Walker is the first Alaska governor to be appointed to the council.

In accepting the appointment Walker said, "As the only independent governor in the nation, I intend to bring Alaska’s unique and important perspective to the issues that face our state and our nation. Given our strategic geographic location, it is crucial that our state participate in national defense conversations. This appointment will allow me to share Alaska's story in a new way with the Trump Administration and the nation."

The appointment comes with a two-year term.

Back in 2010 the National Defense Authorization Act created The Council of Governors and it was formally established by Executive order 13528.