Governor Sarah Palin visited the Kodiak Launch Complex Thursday April 23, 2009 located at Narrow Cape, AK on Kodiak Island. The Governor got an up close and personal tour of the facility by CEO Dale Nash and President and COO Tom Case. The State of Alaska has made a significant financial contribution to the construction of this facility. The KLC success rate has brought a growing number of new customers and diverse business opportunities to Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation and the Kodiak Launch Complex. KLC is poised for significant growth as the vital role of the space-based systems becomes increasingly important to our nation. The launch facility is the newest and best equipped anywhere. AADC will provide support for future MDA target missions as well as two missions with the United States Air Force in 2009.
The Kodiak Launch Complex is a very important installation for the State of Alaska. Governor Palin referenced this facility on April 9, 2009, when she expressed concern about the Obama administration’s intent to cut the missile defense budget by $1.4 billion. Earlier that week, both North Korea and Russia tested ICBMs.
Site visits and field walks are considered staple activities of project managers. Higher-level executives typically forgo them — usually at their own peril. Governor Palin is a hands-on executive. She likes to know the inner workings of that which she manages and administers. Operational knowledge always helps an executive make better and more informed decisions.
Photo gallery. (2009, April 23). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved April 26, 2009 from: http://gov.state.ak.us/photos.php