BRIGADIER GENERAL WAYNE R. MONTEITH

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Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith is the Commander of the 45th Space Wing, and Director of Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. He leads more than 13,000 military, DOD civilian and contractor personnel responsible for the processing and launching of U.S. government and commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. General Monteith is also the final approval authority for all launches on the Eastern Range, a 15-million-square-mile area which supports an average of 20 launches per year aboard Delta, Atlas, Falcon, Navy and emerging launch vehicles.  Additionally, he manages wing launch and range infrastructure supporting NASA, commercial and missile test missions.

Prior to assuming his position, General Monteith served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. 

General Monteith has served as a Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) combat crew member, senior ICBM standardization and evaluation crew commander, ICBM instructor, chief ICBM flight testing, and command lead for a major space acquisition program.  He commanded the Air Force's only ICBM combat crew training squadron and the 50th Space Wing where he led more than 5,300 military, DOD civilian and contractor personnel serving at 14 operating locations worldwide in support of more than 170 communications, navigation, weather and surveillance satellites with their associated systems valued at more than $66 billion.  General Monteith has also served in various special duty capacities including MAJCOM, COCOM, HQ Air Force and OSD staff positions.  He earned the Master Missile Operations designation and is a Command Space Professional.

General Monteith earned his commission as a distinguished graduate from the University of New Mexico's Air Force ROTC program.

EDUCATION
1989  Bachelor of Arts in Geography, University of N.M.
1994  Master of Science in Business Administration, Lesley  College, Cambridge, Mass.
1995  Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB,  Ala.
2000  Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005  Air War College, by correspondence
2007  Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly Industrial College of the Armed Forces), Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
2010  Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2012  AF Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1.   November 1989 - March 1990, student, Distinguished Graduate, Undergraduate Missile Training,
      4315th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2.   March 1990 - April 1994, Peacekeeper Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combat Crew, Stan/Eval,
      Instructor, and Senior Combat Crew Evaluator, 400th Strategic Missile Squadron and 90th Operations
      Group, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
3.   April 1994 - September 1994, ICBM Officer Code Controller, 90th Operations Support Squadron,
      F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
4.    September 1994 - September 1997, ICBM Test Operations Director and Chief, ICBM Flight Testing
       (Top Hand), 576th Flight Test Squadron, Vandenberg AFB Calif.
5.    September 1997 - November 2000, Command Lead, Range Standardization and Automation, Phase I,
       and Chief, Space Launch Programs, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB CO
6.    November 2000 - April 2001, Executive Officer to the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Space
       Command, Peterson AFB Colo.
7.    April 2001 - July 2003, Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief, North  American Aerospace
       Defense Command; Commander, United States Space Command, United States Northern Command
       and Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB Colo.
8.    July 2003 - July 2004, Deputy Division Chief, Space Superiority Division, Plans and Programs
       Directorate, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9.    July 2004 - July 2006, Commander, 392nd Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
10.  August 2006 - June 2007, student, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy
       (formerly Industrial College of the Armed Forces), Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11.  June 2007 - July 2008, Director, Navigation Warfare, Space Programs and Policy, Office of the
       Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration, Washington, D.C.
12.  July 2008 - August 2009, Vice Commander, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB Colo.
13.  August 2009 - August 2011, Commander, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB Colo.
14.  September 2011 - May 2013, Deputy Director, DOD Executive Agent for Space Staff and Assistant Deputy Under SecAF (Space),           Washington, D.C. 
15.  May 2013 - June 2014, Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16.  June 2014 - July 2015, Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington DC
17.  August 2015 - Present, Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1.  April 2001 - July 2003, Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief, North American Aerospace
     Defense Command; Commander, United States Space Command and United States Northern
     Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a major
2.  June 2007 - July 2008, Director, Navigation Warfare, Space Programs and Policy, Office of the
     Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
     and colonel
3.  September 2011 - May 2013, Deputy Director, DOD Executive Agent for Space Staff, Washington, D.C., as a colonel

OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
Weapon systems: Peacekeeper Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, PAVE PAWS Upgraded Early Warning Radar and Wideband Global Satellite Communications

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with device
United States Air Force Chief of Staff's Team Excellence Award, 2005
Air Force Space Command ICBM Instructor/Evaluator of the Year, 1993

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant  Nov. 3, 1989
First Lieutenant   Aug. 10, 1991
Captain   Aug. 10, 1993
Major    Dec. 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel  April 1, 2004
Colonel   Sept. 1, 2007
Brigadier General March 1, 2015

(Current as of August 2015)