DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A new commander is taking over a national military intelligence agency headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Air Force Col. Leah Lauderback is taking command of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.
A Wednesday ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force marks the command change.
The center analyzes data on foreign aerospace forces and weapons systems to determine performance characteristics, capabilities, vulnerabilities and intentions.
The Air Force has said the center’s assessments are important in shaping national security and defense policies.
The center has more than 3,000 employees worldwide.
Lauderback, who replaces Col. Aaron Prupas, most recently commanded the 67th Warfare Group at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.