Maj. Gen. Eric S. Overturf is retired from the Air Force. Prior to retiring, he was the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He assisted the Chief of the Air Force Reserve who serves as the principal adviser on Reserve matters to the pertaining to the oversight of Air Force Reserve appropriations for personnel, operations and maintenance, and construction programs for a force of almost 70,000 personnel. Maj. Gen. Overturf assisted the chief in developing plans, policies, programs and organizational architecture of the Air Force Reserve in accordance with wartime requirements and budget realities. He also served as Chairman of the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee, advising the Secretary of the Air Force on major policy and mobilization issues impacting Air Reserve Component forces.
Also, since June 2022, he has been a Board Member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, which serves as an independent advisor to Secretary of Defense on Reserve and National Guard matters.
Maj. Gen. Overturf is a 1984 honor graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served 14 years in the regular Air Force as an F-16 pilot in U.S. Air Forces Europe, Pacific Air Forces and Air Combat Command as an Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1998 and has served in a variety of staff and flying assignments, including Operational Test Pilot, Deputy Air Operations Center Director, fighter wing Commander and Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
Maj. Gen. Overturf was a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22A Raptor and the A-10 Thunderbolt II, including combat missions in support of operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom.
Maj. Gen. Overturf is currently employed as a 737 Captain for American Airlines.
(As of June 2022)