Brigadier General Richard Corner

Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command

Brigadier General Richard W. Corner II is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts. He currently serves as the Commander, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command (USARSC), headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In this capacity, he provides capable and ready Army Reserve trainers who possess the capabilities to partner with, and train Army leaders in focused areas of leadership, training, equipping, and unit manning in order to support First Army's mission to successfully deploy units to win on the battlefield.

BG Corner has served in a variety of command, staff, and nominative positions to include, Headquarters Company Commander, 2nd Simulation Exercise Group, 78th Division; Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, United States Army Human Resources Command; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division; S-3, 2nd Battle Command Training Group, 2nd Battle Command Training Brigade, 75th Division; Reserve Affairs Officer, United States Army Special Operations Command (Airborne); Integration Policy Branch Chief, Military Personnel Management Directorate, Military Personnel Enlisted Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1; General Officer Management Office, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army; Deputy G-1, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve (OCAR); Army Reserve G-1, U.S. Army Reserve Command; and Assistant Chief of Staff at OCAR.

BG Corner’s other assignments include Platoon Fire Direction Officer Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery and as Brigade S-4 for the 75th Exploitation Task Force.

BG Corner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College, a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters).

BG Corner is married to the former Nicolle Kramer of Andover, Massachusetts and they have four children.