Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, Jr. farewell dinner
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve, laughs with Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, Jr., 12th Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Reserve, and family members as Thomas bids 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)