Wayne Monteith is the 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 the Secretary of the Air Force. Wayne earned his commission in 1989 as a distinguished graduate from the University of New Mexico’s Air Force ROTC program. He has served in various special duty capacities including major command, combatant command, Headquarters Air Force, and Office of the Secretary of Defense staff positions. He earned the Master Missile Operations designation and is a Command Space Professional. Monteith’s most recent assignment was serving the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington, D.C. as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation.