WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of the Interior Solicitor David L. Bernhardt announced today that Richard G. Myers has been selected as the department’s new Alaska Regional Solicitor. He will begin work overseeing the Anchorage office on Nov. 13.
“Rich Myers is well suited for this strategic position in which he will be responsible for advising Interior agencies in Alaska on their diverse legal issues,” said Bernhardt.
Myers will be in charge of legal issues in Alaska for the National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey and Minerals Management Service.
He has been with the Office of the Solicitor since 2000, most recently serving as the Assistant Solicitor for General Indian Legal Activities in the Division of Indian Affairs in the Washington office.
For the past six months, he has been on detail to Associate Deputy Secretary Jim Cason for whom he has worked on a variety of Indian issues.
Before coming to the Department of the Interior, he worked for the Department of Defense and served as an Air Force Judge Advocate at many bases around the world, including Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. He has a varied legal background including real property, environmental, tort and Indian Law.