Col. Leah G. Lauderback on Wednesday took over command of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).

Roughly 700 people attended a change of command ceremony held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

Lauderback, 42, replaces Col. Aaron M. Prupas.

According to the Dayton Daily News, Lauderback, a Dayton native, acknowledged her wife, Brenda, and her family and friends during Wednesday's ceremony. Lauderback married in Carmel, California about a month ago.

β€œPersonally, I would say that it's been amazing the last couple of years the changes that have been out there that have been made,” she told the paper. β€œThe repeal of DADT [Don't Ask, Don't Tell], et cetera, that allow me to function as the best officer that I can be, and if that's with somebody by my side, that's with somebody by my side. So to be able to do that publicly, personally, is just fantastic.”

NASIC, which is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, provides intelligence reports to the White House and Congress.