Brig. Gen. Craig Campbell, right, takes an oath of office as commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, administered by Gov. Frank Murkowski, during a ceremony Wednesday at the Alaska National Guard Armory in Anchorage. Campbell, who was promoted to general during the ceremony, takes over the position from Maj. Gen. Phillip Oates. Campbell, 50, has been an Alaska resident since 1981 and a military officer for 27 years.