Capt. Courtney Smith, formerly executive assistant to the commander of the Naval Education and Training Command in Florida, has been named commanding officer of the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity.
Smith succeeds Capt. Douglas Heady, who retired after his three-decade military service, the U.S. Navy said Monday.
Rear Adm. (ret.) Don Quinn, former commander of NETC, commended Heady during the change-of-command ceremony Thursday at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
“Capt. Courtney Smith is a proven leader who will help take NETSAFA to the next level,” he added.
Smith received her naval flight officer designation in February 1990 and took her first assignment with the Flashbacks of Electronic Attack Squadron 34 in Point Mugu, California.
She has completed 3,200 total flight hours with 10 different aircraft, including the T-39 Saberliner, S-3B Viking and EA-6B Prowler.
The Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity handles international training programs for the Navy.