Katherine Graef, COL
Joint Military Operations
Colonel (COL) 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.
COL 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.
COL 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.
COL 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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