Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, Jr. farewell dinner
Awards, like this token of appreciation, were carefully placed on a table as Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, Jr., 12th Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Reserve, bid farewell to colleagues and friends during a dinner in his honor at the Iron Mike Conference Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 7, 2016. Thomas, who has been in the position since 2013, prepares for a transition into a new role as senior enlisted adviser to the assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs. (U.S. Army photo by Brian Godette/Released)