Katherine Graef, LTC
Joint Military Operations
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Katherine Graef, U.S. Army, joined the Joint Military Operations Department in July 2012 following command of the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, a multi-functional logistics battalion located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, comprised of seven numbered companies responsible for providing all echelon-above-brigade logistics in the Pacific Northwest.
LTC Graef is a distinguished military graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BA in Classical Archaeology and was commissioned in the Ordnance Corps in 1991. She has served in a variety of troop leading and staff assignments at the tactical and operational levels in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United States, including deployments to Iraq in 2005 - 2006 with the 4th Infantry Division and 2008 with US Strategic Command.
LTC Graef’s joint experience includes service as the J4 and Sustainment Chief of the Joint Elimination Coordination Element, a joint staff element assigned to USSTRATCOM’s Center for Combating WMD, responsible for planning and coordinating joint and interagency efforts to eliminate Weapons of Mass Destruction.
LTC Graef’s civilian education includes a Master’s of Science in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and she has been designated a Demonstrated Master Logistician by the International Society of Logistics. Her joint education includes the Joint and Multinational Logistics Courses and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, VA.
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