MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
Col Christopher Menuey assumed command of the 91st Missile Wing from Col Glenn Harris during a change of command ceremony on July 28, 2020 at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
The ceremony was performed at the 91st Missile Wing Headquarters remotely, with minimal in-person attendance, to adhere to existing social distancing guidelines.
Those in attendance included families of both commanders and members of Team Minot.
Menuey comes to the 91st Missile Wing here, from the 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, where he served as the commander of the 341st Operations Group.
"Together as a team there’s nothing that we can’t achieve," Menuey said. "We will successfully accomplish our mission, we will take care of each other, we will develop others as leaders, we will have fun together and we will help each other to achieve our best."
Menuey has served in many strategic nuclear positions, including ICBM operational flight test, joint staff, current nuclear operations, and nuclear squadron and group command.
Menuey’s expertise and competence will bolster the readiness of the 91st Missile Wing Rough Riders. He will be responsible for operations involving the wing’s 1,800 Airmen and civilians in support of Minot AFB's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
"Colonel Christopher Menuey is a spectacular officer with a wealth of operations and leadership experience," 20th Air Force commander, Maj Gen Michael Lutton said, "I’m proud to welcome him to the Twentieth Air Force command team."
Menuey expressed his appreciation of taking charge of the Rough Riders.
"This really feels like a reunion, I feel very fortunate to catch up with so many former classmates and friends. It makes this assignment all the more amazing and I look forward to serving the Airmen and families of Team Minot," Menuey said.
Before relinquishing command, Harris shared his gratitude to Team Minot and the local community during his time as the 91st Missile Wing commander.
"No other community compares to the relationship we have here. Having spent close to 7 years of my time here it is awesome to see what Minot has become and will continue to become as we go forward," Harris said.
Harris’ next assignment will be Executive Assistant to the commander of United States Strategic Command, Admiral Charles A Richard.