Col. Leah G. Lauderback on Wednesday
took over command of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center
Roughly 700 people attended a change of
command ceremony held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in
Lauderback, 42, replaces Col. Aaron M.
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.
“Personally, 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. “The 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.