Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper Promotion Ceremony
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Luckey (left), Mrs. Julie Luckey (center), and Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Reserve, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, stand at attention in observance of a rendition of the ‘National Anthem’ sung by the 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus during a promotion and oath of office ceremony for Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper 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.