Brig. Gen. Elizabeth A. Grote is the Director of Logistics, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The directorate comprises 120 military, civilian, Air Reserve Technician and traditional Reserve personnel who ensure logistics management, planning, support and oversight for day-to-day operations of 673 flying and support units. The command supports more than 445 aircraft of 13 different mission/design/series. There are more than 20,000 logisticians in AFRC units supporting these missions.
General Grote was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1972 and completed the Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course at Chanute AFB, Ill. She served on active duty for five years, entering the Air Force Reserve in 1977. During her career, she has held positions as numbered air force director of logistics, maintenance group commander, squadron commander, deputy commander for maintenance, job control officer and squadron maintenance officer. As an Air Reserve Technician, the general holds dual status as a civil service employee and an Air Force Reservist.