Army Reserve names Thomas as 12th command sergeant major
February 28, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, Chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, announced today, Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr. will become the 12th Command Sgt. Maj. of the United States Army Reserve.
"Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas has proven himself in peace and war. He has consistently demonstrated the leadership, values, and character we have come to expect from our NCO Corps. He understands and has experienced all aspects of the Army Reserve - military and civilian. He knows the challenges of balancing support to the nation as a reserve soldier, while maintaining a civilian career and keeping family always in focus. He will simply be great -- and I am proud to have him on the team!" said Talley.
Thomas is currently the Command Sgt. Maj. of the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, Ky. He will succeed Command Sgt. Maj. James M. Lambert, acting Command Sgt. Maj. since November of 2012.
"In my 29 years, the Army Reserve has never been so well equipped and well trained as they are today," Thomas said. "I am looking forward to getting started as soon as possible."
Looking forward to a future of maintaining operational readiness in the Army Reserve as resources become more constrained, Thomas stated he welcomes the challenge. "It's going to be different than what I've done before. I've been standing in front of, in, or behind formations since 1988."