☷WSMR holds farewell bash for outstanding leadership
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE , N . M . ( May 5 , 2022 ) White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig . Gen . Eric D . Little , Sergeant Major Jose G . Melendez , and Executive Director and Deputy to the Commander Robert Stone , hosted a going away bash honoring the following exiting leadership at the Frontier Club on Friday , April 29 , 2022 . Col . M . Ryan Howell , WSMR Garrison Commander Spouse: Melony Howell and Daughter: Hannah Howell Col . Michael Todd , WSMR National Reconnaissance Office , Aerospace Data Facility Southwest Commander Cmrd . Colin Monk , Naval Surface Warfare Center , Port Hueneme Division , WSMR Detachment Lt . Michael McClure , Army Future Command TRADOC Analysis Center , Deputy Director Spouse: Meegan McClure Lt . Col . Roman Underwood , WSMR 586th Flight Air Force Detachment , Deputy Commander Spouse: Cheryl Underwood Maj . Julian Rodriguez , 3 - 6th Air and Missile Defense Test Detachment at WSMR , Detachment Commander Spouse: Tamerra Rodriguez CMSgt Abifrain Scott , WSMR National Reconnaissance Office , Aerospace Data Facility - Southwest , Delta 23 Senior Enlisted Leader During the award ceremony , Little , Stone and Tristan Gilbert , Supervisory General Engineer , presented the leadership with awards for their service , influence , and contributions to WSMR . Little presented the Army Commendation Medal to sister service leaders , Todd , Monk , Underwood , and Scott . All leadership received WSMR engraved wooden plaques , a framed picture of the famous 1957 Robert Glaisek mural , and WSMR etched wine glasses for each spouse . “This is one of the best farewells that I have seen . It was a great presentation given by the Commanding General and we are sad to see these leaders go . They have been great teammates and we are going to miss them , ” said Stone . All will be moving on to exciting new roles and challenges across the country in the coming weeks . “This was a great event to recognize the service members that are leaving WSMR and all they have done for the installation , ” said Jason Pingo , Operations Officer . Little announced that as this chapter comes to a close , he is looking forward to holding a welcome ceremony to usher the incoming leadership in the near future . Photo 1: Col . M . Ryan Howell receiving award from WSMR leadership Photo 2: Col . Michael Todd receiving award from WSMR leadership Photo 3: Cmrd . Colin Monk receiving award from WSMR leadership Photo 4: Lt . Michael McClure receiving award from WSMR leadership Photo 5: Lt . Col . Roman Underwood receiving award from WSMR leadership Photo 6: Maj . Julian Rodriguez receiving award from WSMR leadership Photo 7: CMSgt Abifrain Scott receiving award from WSMR leadership Photo 8: Lt . Col . Roman Underwood and Cmrd . Colin Monk playing cornhole Photo 9: Spouses and friends gather for photo after the ceremony
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