Brig. Gen. Ural D. Glanville, commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command (Photo by Dept. of the Army)
Brigadier General Ural D. Glanville was born in Columbus, Ohio. In 1982, he enrolled at the University of Georgia (UGA) and joined the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. In 1984, he graduated from UGA and was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant, beginning his 33 years of military service. Brigadier General (BG) Glanville delayed his military service to attend law school at UGA. After completing his Juris Doctor Degree, he served on active duty from 1990-1993. His active duty assignments include service with the United States Army Trial Defense Service and Trial Counsel for V Corps in Germany.
BG Glanville currently serves as the Commanding General for the United States Army Reserve Legal Command, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Prior to this assignment, BG Glanville served as the Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations Individual Mobilization Augmentee at Headquarters Department of the Army in the Pentagon, Washington, DC. In 1993, BG Glanville returned to Atlanta, resuming his service with the Army Reserve in the 213th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD). In the 213th LOD he served in several positions including Senior Legal Opinions Officer. In 1998, he was selected to serve as the Chief of Operational and Civil Law for the 2125th Garrison Support Unit (XVIII Airborne Corps). In 2000, he served a s the Command Judge Advocate for the 359th Signal Brigade before being selected by The Judge Advocate General for the United States Army to serve as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 335th Signal Command. As the 335th SJA, he deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. After his deployment, TJAG selected BG Glanville for command of the 213th LOD. Prior to being selected to be Chief Judge, Army Court of Criminal Appeals, BG Glanville was the Commanding General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Rule of Law Support Mission/Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan.
As a civilian, Judge Glanville has served as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and as a civil litigator. In 1996, he began his judicial service as a Magistrate Judge in Fulton County State Court. In 2004, after eight years a Magistrate, he became a Superior Court Judge in Fulton County, Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction. Judge Glanville’s duties include trial of cases involving felony offenses, divorce, equity and cases regarding title to land. His responsibility also includes presiding over administrative appeals and jury trials.
BG Glanville is married and has two children.