Jennifer L. Grant


Jennifer L. Grant
Brig Gen Jennifer L. Grant.jpg
Birth nameJennifer Lee Grant
BornDerry, New Hampshire[1]
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1995–present (26 years)
RankUS Air Force O7 shoulderboard rotated.svg Brigadier General
Commands held50th Space Wing
30th Operations Group
2nd Space Operations Squadron
AwardsLegion of Merit (2)

Jennifer Lee Grant[2] is a United States Air Force brigadier general serving as the director of plans and programs of the United States Space Force.[3][4][5]

An Air Force Inspector General report on Grant's time leading the 50th Space Wing from June 2017 to June 2019 was released in October 2019. Among other criticisms, the report "determined the conditions Col. Grant created were the worst the IG team had seen in 20 years.” Ultimately leading to the suicide of one of her direct subordinates, who now lies in Arlington National Cemetery. [6][7]

Grant was nominated to become a brigadier general on Nov. 26, 2018. The Senate approved her nomination in December 2018, about 10 months before the report on her leadership deficiencies was released. She put on the rank of brigadier general in July 2020.


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  2. ^ Polaris (PDF). XXXVII. Colorado Springs, Colorado: United States Air Force Academy. 1995. p. 453. Retrieved August 13, 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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  4. ^ "I am Schriever: Learning, leading to general". DVIDS.
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  6. ^ Harkins, Gina. "Inspectors Said Her Toxic Leadership Was 'Worst Seen in 20 Years.' She Just Became a 1-Star". Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "The Air Force said this colonel was an incredibly toxic leader. Then she was promoted to one-star general". August 19, 2020.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of the 2nd Space Operations Squadron
Succeeded by
Thomas Ste. Marie
Preceded by
Marcelino E. Del Rosario Jr.
Commander of the 30th Operations Group
Succeeded by
Curtis Hernandez
Preceded by
Commander of the 50th Space Wing
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lorenzo Bradley
Chief of the Space Superiority Division of the United States Air Force
Succeeded by
New title Director of Plans and Programs of the United States Space Force