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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2015 New U.S. Army Reserve Command Chief Warrant Officer Selected

U.S. Army Reserve Command                   
4710 Knox Street, Fort Bragg, NC 28310
Release 1505-011
May 15, 2015


New U.S. Army Reserve Command Chief Warrant Officer Selected 
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Reserve has announced the selection of the new Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Russell P. Smith will replace Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis J. Wilson on July 2, 2015. Wilson has served in the position since July 2012. 

Smith will serve as the principal advisor for all warrant officer management issues to Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, Chief of the Army Reserve. 

As the Command Chief Warrant Officer, Smith represents and advises the Chief and the Deputy Chief of the Army Reserve, and their staff on matters pertaining to manning, resourcing, organizing, developing, administering, mobilizing, and demobilizing warrant officers within the Army Reserve and coordinates policy and statutory changes to support the advancement of initiatives for the Warrant Officer Corps.  

Originally from Newport News, Va., Smith enlisted in the Army in 1977 as an Intelligence Analyst and joined the Army Reserve in 1993 where he attended the Warrant Officer Candidate School. Currently residing in Enterprise, Ala., Smith now serves as Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Reserve, for the Warrant Officer Career College. 

For interview opportunities, please contact Lt. Col. Tad Fichtel, Chief of Media Relations, at 910-570-8337 or, or Capt. Eric Connor, Deputy Chief of Media Relations, at (910) 570-8330 or 

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