BRIGADIER GENERAL STEVEN R. GROVE
Brigadier General Steven R. Grove was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Corps upon graduation from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania in 1983. He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Basic and Advanced Courses, the Post Graduate Intelligence Program, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the British Higher Command and Staff Course. Brigadier General Grove received a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Brigadier General Grove started his career with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in the 311th Military Intelligence Battalion where he served as a platoon leader and staff officer, as the Battalion S2 for the 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, and as a G2 staff officer. Brigadier General Grove commanded the SIGINT Company of the 125th MI Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), and later served as the Brigade S2 for 1st Brigade. He has had numerous assignments in the 82nd Airborne Division including the Division G2 Operations Officer, the Analysis and Control Element Chief, and S3 for the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion (Airborne), and as the Commander of the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion. While in command, he led his Paratroopers on operational deployments to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom and to Iraq for the initial ground phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brigadier General Grove served in Iraq as the 82nd Airborne Division’s G2 for an additional eight-month deployment, supporting combat operations in the volatile western region of the Sunni triangle. Following the 82nd Airborne Division’s redeployment, Brigadier General Grove continued to serve as the Division G2. After his service with the 82nd Airborne Division, Brigadier General Grove took command of the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Upon completion of Brigade Command, Brigadier General Grove was assigned as the G2 for I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington, and again deployed to Iraq as the Multi-National Corps-Iraq C2. Following his redeployment, he completed his service as the I Corps G2, and went on to an assignment as the G2, US Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. Brigadier General Grove is currently serving as the J2, United States Forces Korea in Seoul, Korea.
Brigadier General Grove’s Joint tours include an assignment as a Philippines country analyst in the Intelligence Center Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii, and at the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, as the Intelligence Requirements Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer.
Brigadier General Grove’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Multinational Force and Observers Medal. He holds the Master Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.