Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper Promotion Ceremony
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Gen. A.C. Roper stands next to his wife, Mrs. Edith Roper, with ceremony attendees and family members in observance of the closing benediction delivered by U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Brig. Gen. Andrew R. Harewood, during a promotion and oath of office ceremony for 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.