|BRIGADIER GENERAL ERIC S. OVERTURF|
Brig. Gen. Eric S. Overturf is the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He assists in providing policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force air and weather operations, training and sourcing. He also provides assistance in leading the largest directorate on the Air Staff with more than 1,760 personnel, 18 divisions and three field operating agencies, including the Air Force Operations Group, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, and Air Force Weather Agency.
General Overturf is a 1984 honors graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served 14 years in the regular Air Force in a wide variety of F-16 assignments in U.S. Air Forces Europe, Pacific Air Forces, and Air Combat Command and as an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1998 as a traditional reservist and is currently serving in full-time status. He was the commander of the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, before assuming his current position in 2013.
General Overturf is a command pilot with more than 4,500 hours of fighter time in the A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-22A Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon including combat missions in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom. In his civilian capacity, the general is a pilot with a major airline.
1984 Bachelor of Science degree in operations research, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
1988 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1990 F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1994 Master of Aeronautical Science degree, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
1996 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2005 Joint Air and Space Operations Senior Staff Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
1. July 1984 - July 1985, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. August 1985 - November 1985, Student, lead in fighter training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. December 1985 - June 1986, F-16 replacement training unit, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. July 1986 - March 1991, F-16 Mission Commander and Weapons Officer, 512th and 526th Tactical Fighter Squadrons, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
5. April 1991 - April 1992, F-16 Weapons Officer, 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea
6. May 1992 - April 1995, Assistant Operations Officer, U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. May 1995 - May 1998, 53rd Wing Advisor and Data Link Program Manager, Air National Guard Air Force
Reserve Command Test Center, Tucson Air National Guard Base, Ariz.
8. June 1998 - April 2002, Flight Commander, 301st Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
9. May 2002 - May 2005, Director of Operations, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, Tucson Air National Guard Base, Ariz.
9. June 2005 - March 2007, Reserve Advisor to Pacific Air Forces and Deputy Director of the Pacific Air and Space Operations Center, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
10. April 2007 - April 2009, Commander, 477th Fighter Group, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
11. April 2009 - October 2009, Commander, 506th Air Expeditionary Group, Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq
12. October 2009 - December 2010, Commander, 477th Fighter Group, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
13. December 2010 - April 2013, Commander, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
14. April 2013 - present, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight time: more than 4,500 military hours
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, A-10C, F-22A, and F-16A/B/C/D
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Distinguished Graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training
Outstanding Graduate, Lead in Fighter Training
Outstanding Graduate, USAF Fighter Weapons School
Instructor Pilot of the Year, USAF Weapons School
Air Force Reserve Command's Marchbanks Award for Outstanding Performance in Aerial Flight
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1984
First Lieutenant May 30, 1986
Captain May 30, 1988
Major April 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 13, 2001
Colonel June 15, 2005
Brigadier General Feb. 17, 2012
(Current as of April 2013)