By Miriam Rodriguez

WSMR Public Affairs

U.S. Navy Commander Colin S. Monk, the officer in charge of the White Sands Missile Range Detachment of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, center, relinquished charge to incoming U.S. Navy Commander Adrian S. Laney, right, during a Change of Charge ceremony May 12 in front of Navy Headquarters. Captain Andrew J. Hoffman, U.S. Navy Commanding Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, left, thanked Monk for his service and leadership and welcomed Laney to the WSMR family.

Navy Change of Charge Ceremony

U.S. Navy Commander Colin S. Monk, the officer in charge of the White Sands Missile Range Detachment of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, relinquished charge to incoming U.S. Navy Commander Adrian S. Laney during a Change of Charge ceremony May 12 in front of Navy Headquarters.

Captain Andrew J. Hoffman, U.S. Navy Commanding Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, thanked Monk for his service and leadership and welcomed Laney to the WSMR family.

Laney comes to WSMR from the Missile Defense Agency, where he served as the product manager for the SM-3 Block IIA, the Navy’s most capable exoatmospheric ballistic missile interceptor. As product manager, Laney was responsible for the cost, schedule, and performance of the of a program with a $400-plus million annual budget and a lifecycle cost of $11 billion.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

He is a native of Jacksonville, Texas. He and his wife have two children.

Monk is leaving WSMR for his next assignment at AEGIS BMD Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia.