Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper Promotion Ceremony
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper and his wife, Mrs. Edith Roper, applause a rendition of the song “God Bless America” by the 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus during his promotion and oath of office ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 14, 2021. Lt. Gen. Roper, previously the Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, has accepted the position of Deputy Commander of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). With his historic promotion, Roper is the first African American Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army Reserve. This also marks the first time there are three lieutenant generals in the Army Reserve serving concurrently.