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African Americans in the U.S. Army Reserve
Part 4 of 4 on our series featuring Miss USA 2016, Capt. Deshauna Barber, Commander 988th Quartermaster Detachment. In this episode, CPT Barber talks about serving in the Army Reserve, competing in pageants, and breaking stereotypes.
Staff Sgt. Zedrik Pitts from the 663rd Eng. Co. transferred to the Warrior Transition Battalion after discovering he had a debilitating disease. It was there that he took up cycling as a way to cope with his illness. The support of the WTB and his unit, and his resilience and persistance, have enabled Staff Sgt. Pitts to become a champion-level competitor and an Olympic hopeful.
Hometown Hero: U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, Commanding General for the 80th Training Command (TASS)and Chief of Police for the Birmingham Police Department (AL) Major Crimes, discusses the importance of goals and how the Army Reserve has taught him leadership skills to be successful in both his military and civilian career.
USAR BG Glanville and the Army Reserve
African American History
Throughout America’s history, from the Battle of Lexington to the Battle for Fallujah, black Soldiers have honorably answered the call to duty, serving with great valor and distinction in America’s armed forces.

Since the birth of our nation, African-American Soldiers have demonstrated the Army's core values. For generations, these proud heroes have played an integral role in protecting and shaping this nation.

During February, the Army celebrates and pays tribute to black Soldiers and recognizes the important contributions they have made in past wars and are continuing to make today in overseas operations.

On parade, the 41st Engineers at Ft. Bragg, NC in color guard ceremony, World War II. (Photo Courtesy of the National Archives)