Join the Missile, Space and Range Pioneers on Friday May 18th for an evening celebrating Armed Forces Day at the Space Coast’s Courtyard by Marriott located in Cocoa Beach.
Space industry professionals, veterans, and enthusiasts are invited to a keynote talk from Brigadier General Wayne Monteith that will be followed by an audience Q&A. Brigadier General Monteith will be speaking of the history of the range and the 45th Space Wing’s accomplishments in their “Drive to 48” launches a year.
Social and networking hour begins at 5:30 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. A cash bar will also be open.
Cocktail attire is recommended.
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Brigadier General Wayne R. Monteith is the Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. He leads over 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, Florida. 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 15 launches per year aboard Delta, Atlas, Falcon, Navy and emerging launch vehicles. In addition, he manages wing launch and range infrastructure supporting NASA, commercial and missile test missions.
Prior to assuming his current 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 $66B. 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.