Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper Promotion Ceremony
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper stands at attention next to his wife, Mrs. Edith Roper, and daughter, Amber Roper, in observance of a rendition of the National Anthem by Master Sgt. Sameara J. Shackelford, special actions branch noncommissioned officer for the Adjutant General Division, USARC G1, 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.