Wayne Monteith is the President and General Manager for NAS. He has 29 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Air Force in 2018 as a Brigadier General after serving as Commander of the 45th Space Wing and Director of the Eastern Range, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Prior to that command, he served as the Senior Military Assistant to both the Under Secretary and the Secretary of the Air Force and also Commanded the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. His most recent assignment prior to joining NAS was serving as the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington, D.C.