White Sands Test Center Change of Command
White Sands Missile Range bid farewell to Col. Dave Cheney and welcomed Col. Shawanta Smart as the new White Sands Test Center Commander during a Change of Command ceremony Aug. 12 at the Frontier Club. (Photo Credit: Jose Salazar) VIEW ORIGINAL

White Sands Missile Range bid farewell to Col. Dave Cheney and welcomed Col. Shawanta Smart as the new White Sands Test Center Commander during a Change of Command ceremony Aug. 12 at the Frontier Club.

"Dave, you are a commander with indescribable amount of passion and care for those that you lead," said WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Eric Little. "You and your organization always went above and beyond to accomplish the mission."

Little also welcomed Smart to the team. "We welcome an impressive and gifted leader with Col. Shawanta Smart," he said. "She is incredibly balanced and is without question the right leader to take the White Sands Test Center to the next level. The entire ATEC team is excited to welcome you to this command."

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