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MAJOR GENERAL ERIKA C. STEUTERMAN

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Maj. Gen. Erika C. Steuterman is mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She assists in developing, integrating, evaluating and analyzing the U.S. Air Force Future Years Defense Program that exceeds $822 billion, and the Air Force Long-Range Plan to support national security objectives and military strategy.

General Steuterman was commissioned through the ROTC program at Purdue University in May 1977. Her active-duty assignments were to the Strategic Air Command's 7th Bombardment Wing at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, as Chief of Combat Intelligence and wing executive officer. She has been an individual mobilization augmentee to the Defense Intelligence Agency as Reserve Air Attaché; Commandant of the Squadron Officer School; and the Deputy Political Adviser at Headquarters U.S. European Command. The general has also served as mobilization assistant to the Director of Intelligence at Headquarters USEUCOM; Commander, Air Intelligence Agency; Director, National Security Agency; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

General Steuterman is a veteran of operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Allied Force, and she served as Director of the Information Operations Coordination Element while supporting the Air Force Component Commander in Southwest Asia from April to June 2003. 

EDUCATION
1974 University of Strasbourg, France
1976 Bachelor of Arts degree, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
1977 Master of Science degree in management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
1978 Air Intelligence Officer Course, Lowry AFB, Colo.
1978 Basic Survival Training Course, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
1981 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1987 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1993 Air War College, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1978 - June 1978, student, Armed Forces Air Intelligence Technical Training Center, Lowry AFB, Colo.
2. June 1978 - December 1980, air intelligence officer, 7th Bombardment Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas
3. December 1980 - March 1982, executive officer to the Commander, 7th Bombardment Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas
4. March 1982 - May 1983, Chief,  Combat Intelligence Branch, 7th Bombardment Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas
5. May 1983 - January 1988, intelligence applications officer, Exploitation Division, Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La.
6. February 1988 - January 1991, individual mobilization augmentee to the Directorate for Attachés and Operations, Defense Intelligence Agency, as Reserve Air Attaché, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, Lagos, Nigeria
7. February 1991 - January 1993, individual mobilization augmentee to the Directorate for Attachés and Operations, Defense Intelligence Agency, as Reserve Air Attaché, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, Ottawa, Canada
8. February 1993 - February 1995, individual mobilization augmentee to the Commandant, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. February 1995 - August 1996, individual mobilization augmentee to the Deputy Political Adviser, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
10. August 1996 - November 1996, public affairs officer for the Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
11. November 1996 - June 1998, individual mobilization augmentee to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 1998 - December 2001, mobilization assistant to the Director, Intelligence Directorate, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
13. January 2002 - January 2003, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Intelligence Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
14. January 2003 - August 2003, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
15. August 2003 - July 2005, mobilization assistant to the Director, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
16. July 2005 - November 2007, Chancellor, National Security Space Institute, and mobilization assistant to the Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
17. November 2007 - June 2009, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 
18. June 2009 - present, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and two "M" devices

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Life member, Reserve Officer Association
Board of Directors, Wabash Center
Advisory Council, Tippecanoe Adult Guardianship Services 
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 14, 1977
First Lieutenant May 14, 1980
Captain Nov. 14, 1981
Major May 2, 1986
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 22, 1990
Colonel July 1, 1994
Brigadier General Dec. 31, 2001
Major General Feb. 16, 2006

(Current as of January 2011)

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