Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper Promotion Ceremony
U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Brig. Gen. Andrew R. Harewood, delivers the closing benediction as Lt. Col. Simon B. Flake, chief of media relations and public information for U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Public Affairs, and Master Sgt. Sameara J. Shackelford, special actions branch noncommissioned officer for the Adjutant General Division, USARC G1, stand in observance 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. His promotion also marks the first time in Army Reserve history, three lieutenant generals have served concurrently.