NEWS | Aug. 26, 2021

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Roache selected as next Chief of Staff for the Army Reserve

U.S. Army Reserve Command

Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, announces the selection of Maj. Gen. Michael D. Roache, as the next Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Reserve Headquarters.

Roache previously served as the Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment of Eighth Army, headquartered in Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea. He graduated from Carson-Newman University and commissioned as a Transportation Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from Carson-Newman University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

During his career, Roache served in various leadership positions and numerous command and key staff assignments. He is a combat veteran with a deployment to Afghanistan.

As Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Roache will be responsible for the Army Reserve Headquarters-Fort Bragg (North Carolina) supporting over 190,000 Soldiers and Civilian employees across the Army Reserve. He will succeed Brig. Gen. Robert Cooley, who is transitioning into the Selected Reserve.

Maj. Gen. Roache and his wife have three children.