Performance Details

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Mission

To provide military forces to accomplish military missions in the state and around the world; provide homeland security and defense; emergency response; veterans' services; and youth military style training and education. AS 26, AS 44.35

Core Services

  • Defend and Protect Alaska and the United States
  • Disaster Preparedness/Response and Recovery
  • Youth Intervention
  • Outreach to Veterans and Military Families

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Core Services
A: To provide military forces to accomplish military missions in the state and around the world; provide homeland security and defense; emergency response; veterans' services; and youth military style training and education.  Details >
A1: Defend and Protect Alaska and the United States  Details >
  • TARGET #1: Number of assigned Army and Air National Guard members in Alaska.
  • TARGET #3: Percent of search and rescue requests responded to within three hours.
A2: Disaster Preparedness/Response and Recovery  Details >
  • TARGET #1: Develop and Update Local Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs).
  • TARGET #2: Local governments are able to respond to disaster emergencies.
  • TARGET #3: Provide assistance to local governments requesting emergency/disaster response.
  • TARGET #4: Provide exercise and training to local governments to test and enhance their disaster response and recovery capabilities.
A3: Youth Intervention  Details >
  • TARGET #4: Percent of eligible students receiving GED or high school diplomas.
A4: Outreach to Veterans and Military Families  Details >
  • TARGET #2: Dollars Recovered in Benefits for Alaska's Veterans.
  • TARGET #3: Federal Veteran Administration (VA) Expenditures in Alaska.
  • TARGET #6: Veterans Registered with the Federal Veterans Administration (VA).

Performance Detail


A: Result - To provide military forces to accomplish military missions in the state and around the world; provide homeland security and defense; emergency response; veterans' services; and youth military style training and education.

A1: Core Service - Defend and Protect Alaska and the United States
    
Target #1: Number of assigned Army and Air National Guard members in Alaska.

Methodology: Number is an average by fiscal year.

Alaska Guard Strength: Number of Assigned Army and Air National Guard Members
Fiscal Year Army Assigned Air Assigned
FY 2017
1742
2026
FY 2016
1747
2022
FY 2015
1806
2012
FY 2014
1905
2047
FY 2013
1,868
1,992
FY 2012
1,894
2,055
FY 2011
1,915
2,128
FY 2010
1,880
1,965
FY 2009
1,866
1,915
FY 2008
1,933
1,915
    
Target #2: Number of lives saved.


Analysis of results and challenges: Deployed Locations:
2008: Katrina & Afghanistan
2009: Hurricane Gustav
2012: Afghanistan
2013: No deployments (dwell time following 2012 deployment)
2014: Horn of Africa, Kuwait, Qatar, and Guam
2015: Cuba, Afghanistan, Kosovo
2016: Afghanistan, Kosovo and Horn of Africa
2017: Bagram, Afghanistan
    
Target #3: Percent of search and rescue requests responded to within three hours.


Analysis of results and challenges: The Rescue Coordination Center follows a priority list for available assets (local authorities, State Troopers, Civil Air Patrol, civil assistance etc) prior to being called out. When they are called for life threatening events, the response time is within 3 hours of a request and most often within 1 hour.

A2: Core Service - Disaster Preparedness/Response and Recovery
    
Target #1: Develop and Update Local Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs).


Number of Local Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) DHS&EM has Developed and Updated with Local Governments
Fiscal Year
FY 2017
26
FY 2016
15
FY 2015
43
FY 2014
65
FY 2013
26
FY 2012
45
FY 2011
27

Related links:
   • Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Website


    
Target #2: Local governments are able to respond to disaster emergencies.


Percent of the Organized Boroughs that Responded Effectively to Events without State Assistance
Fiscal Year Actual
FY 2017
89%
FY 2016
100%
FY 2015
100%
FY 2014
100%
FY 2013
100%
FY 2012
97.1%
FY 2011
97%
FY 2010
100%
FY 2009
100%
FY 2008
72%

Related links:
   • Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Website


    
Target #3: Provide assistance to local governments requesting emergency/disaster response.


Number of DHSEM Responses to Requests for Emergency Assistance from Local Governments
Fiscal Year Actual Requests to DHSEM Responses by DHSEM
FY 2017
100%
56
56
FY 2016
100%
39
39
FY 2015
100%
57
57
FY 2014
100%
110
110
FY 2013
100%
56
56
FY 2012
100%
124
124
FY 2011
100%
137
137

Related links:
   • Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Website


    
Target #4: Provide exercise and training to local governments to test and enhance their disaster response and recovery capabilities.


Number of DHSEM Exercise and Training Events that Tested and Enhanced State and Local Emergency Management Capabilities
Fiscal Year YTD
FY 2017
70
FY 2016
122
FY 2015
142
FY 2014
131
FY 2013
105
FY 2012
124
FY 2011
112

Related links:
   • Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Website



A3: Core Service - Youth Intervention
    
Target #1: Graduation rate.


Percent of AMYA Graduates to Enrolled by Class and Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Fall Graduating Class Spring Graduating Class
FY 2017
82%
83%
FY 2016
77%
84%
FY 2015
80%
85%
FY 2014
85.5%
81%
FY 2013
75%
88%
FY 2012
67%
66%
FY 2011
74%
70%
FY 2010
69%
71%
FY 2009
69%
77%
FY 2008
67%
60%
FY 2007
67%
60%

Related links:
   • Alaska Military Youth Academy Website


    
Target #2: Number of Graduates.

Methodology: Fall Graduates is AMYA Class 20XX-2 which graduates in the first quarter of the state fiscal year; Spring Graduates is AMYA Class 20XX-1 which graduates in the third quarter of the state fiscal year.

Number of AMYA Graduates by Graduating Class and Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Fall Graduating Class Spring Graduating Class
FY 2017
165
+7.14%
164
+38.98%
FY 2016
154
+6.94%
118
-4.84%
FY 2015
144
-12.73%
124
-9.49%
FY 2014
165
+2.48%
137
-4.86%
FY 2013
161
-4.17%
144
+10.77%
FY 2012
168
+7.69%
130
-5.11%
FY 2011
156
+14.71%
137
+0.74%
FY 2010
136
-4.9%
136
-15.53%
FY 2009
143
+2.14%
161
+30.89%
FY 2008
140
+28.44%
123
-20.13%
FY 2007
109
+28.24%
154
+63.83%
FY 2006
85
-13.27%
94
-12.15%
FY 2005
98
+1.03%
107
+13.83%
FY 2004
97
+3.19%
94
-12.15%
FY 2003
94
107

Related links:
   • Alaska Military Youth Academy Website


    
Target #3: Percent of Cadets Placed at Graduation.


Percent of Cadets Placed in Employment, Education, or Military at Graduation by Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Fall Graduates Spring Graduates Average
FY 2017
100%
100%
100%
FY 2016
100%
100%
100%
FY 2015
100%
100%
100%
FY 2014
100%
100%
100%
FY 2013
100%
100%
100%
FY 2012
100%
100%
100%
FY 2011
100%
76%
88%
FY 2010
100%
100%
100%
FY 2009
97%
97%
97%
FY 2008
85.5%
85.5%
85.5%
FY 2007
76%
76%
76%

Related links:
   • Alaska Military Youth Academy Website


    
Target #4: Percent of eligible students receiving GED or high school diplomas.

Methodology: Fall Graduates is AMYA Class 20XX-2 which graduates in the first quarter of the state fiscal year; Spring Graduates is AMYA Class 20XX-1 which graduates in the third quarter of the state fiscal year.

Percent of Eligible AMYA Cadets Receiving GED or High School Diploma by Graduating Class and Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Fall Graduating Class Spring Graduating Class
FY 2017
97%
97%
FY 2016
96%
95%
FY 2015
89%
90%
FY 2014
96.4%
65.7%
FY 2013
98.1%
94.7%
FY 2012
82.8%
96.6%
FY 2011
94%
93%
FY 2010
95%
97%
FY 2009
95%
89.9%
FY 2008
89%
89%
FY 2007
81%
81%
FY 2006
60%
60%
FY 2005
55%
55%
FY 2004
71%
71%
FY 2003
62%
62%

Related links:
   • Alaska Military Youth Academy Website



A4: Core Service - Outreach to Veterans and Military Families
    
Target #1: Communities Receiving Outreach.


Number of Alaskan Communities that Received Outreach Services from the Office of Veterans Services by Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
FY 2017
222
FY 2016
284
FY 2015
198
FY 2014
261
FY 2013
488
FY 2012
244
FY 2011
288
FY 2010
165

Analysis of results and challenges: 2017 number due to 60% turnover to service officer corps.

Related links:
   • Veterans Services Website


    
Target #2: Dollars Recovered in Benefits for Alaska's Veterans.


Dollars Recovered in Benefits by Clients of the Office of Veterans Affairs by Fiscal Year (in millions)
Fiscal Year Actual
FY 2017
51.9
FY 2016
105.0
FY 2015
56.4
FY 2014
51.7
FY 2013
50.4
FY 2012
53.2
FY 2011
43.7
FY 2010
35.6
FY 2009
31.0
FY 2008
27.3
FY 2007
22.6
FY 2006
22.4
FY 2005
20.4

Analysis of results and challenges: These are one time payments to veterans/families due to a settlement of a claim.

2017 result reflects faster claim service and this number will continue to decrease as DMVA adjudicates the claims for benefits faster through the VA system.

Related links:
   • Veterans Services Website


    
Target #3: Federal Veteran Administration (VA) Expenditures in Alaska.

Methodology: Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures (GDX) report.

Federal Veterans Administration Benefits in Alaska by Type and Calendar Year (in millions)
Year Comp & Pension Education/Voc Rehab Insurance/Indemnity Medical Care
2017
280.6
76.0
2.3
252.5
2016
247.5
72.2
2.6
252.2
2015
244.4
74.7
3.8
222.7
2014
244.0
74.0
3.8
222.0
2013
211.2
61.8
3.4
217.7
2012
178.2
53.7
4.2
166.9
2011
214.2
49.1
3.7
153.0
    
Target #4: Requests for Assistance by Veterans.

Methodology: Includes requests made to Veteran Service Officers under grant contracts.

Number of Requests for Assistance by Alaska Veterans and Number of Requests Met by the Office of Veterans Services
Fiscal Year # Requests from Veterans # Requests Met
FY 2017
62,911
62,911
FY 2016
61,584
61,584
FY 2015
57,989
57,989
FY 2014
47,493
47,493
FY 2013
32,033
32,033
FY 2012
20,253
20,253
FY 2011
14,360
14,360
FY 2010
19,355
19,355
FY 2009
10,500
10,500
FY 2008
9,905
9,905
FY 2007
11,863
11,863

Related links:
   • Veterans Services Website


    
Target #5: Requests for Funeral Honors.


Number of Requests for Funeral Honors Services and the Number of Funeral Honors Performed by Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year # Funeral Honors Request # Funeral Honors Perform
FY 2017
128
128
FY 2016
103
101
FY 2015
58
14
FY 2014
217
57
FY 2013
565
565
FY 2012
500
500
FY 2011
455
455
FY 2010
290
290

Related links:
   • Veterans Services Website


    
Target #6: Veterans Registered with the Federal Veterans Administration (VA).

Methodology: Geographic Distribution of VA Expeditures (GDX) report.

Related links:
   • Veterans Services Website


 

Current as of August 3, 2017