2021 Hall of Fame Inductee

University of Virginia (1977)

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Lt . Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Luckey epitomizes a Soldier-Scholar, having served our Nation exemplary at every level of command and as a civilian professional.

Commissioning from the University of Virginia in 1977 as a Distinguished Military Graduate, Luckey served in uniform for 43 years, culminating as the Chief of Army Reserve Commanding General. As the commander of the U.S. Army Reserves, he was responsible for manning, training, and equipping a force of more than 200,000 Soldiers and civilians across 50 states, five territories, and more than 30 countries.

Throughout his career, Luckey served in a variety of theaters with three combat tours. He spent his first five years as an Infantry and Special Forces officer until separating from active duty in 1982 to attend law school. In 1985, he returned to active duty and served with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. In 1991, he transferred to the Reserves and subsequently commanded units at the battalion, brigade, and group level, culminating with his assignment as the Commanding General of the 78th Division.

Recalled to active duty in 2008, he served as the Chief, Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, Iraq. Previously, he served as the Chief of Staff, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Northern Command and on the Joint Staff as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters.

As a civilian, Luckey is a litigation partner in North Carolina. He has practiced law in an array of jurisdictions to include the U.S. Supreme Court.

The University of Virginia ROTC Battalion recognizes him as a distinguished alumnus who embodies the spirit of “Duty, Honor, Country.”

About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame

The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.

The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.

Read more about the 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees.