Senior Leadership

Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Charles D. Luckey

Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey

Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey assumed duty as the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command on 30 June 2016.

As the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command, he leads a community-based force of more than 200,000 Soldiers and Civilians with a "footprint" that includes 50 states, five territories, and more than 30 countries.

The Army Reserve is a critical force provider of trained and ready units and Soldiers providing full spectrum capabilities essential for the Army to fight and win wars and respond to homeland emergencies on behalf of the American people.

He was commissioned in the Army after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Virginia in 1977. He began his military career as an Infantry Officer leading Soldiers in both mechanized and Special Forces units until separating from active duty in 1982 to attend law school. In 1985, he returned to active duty and served with the 82d Airborne, Ft. Bragg, NC. In 1991, he transferred to the Army Reserve and subsequently commanded units at the battalion, brigade, and group level, culminating with his assignment as the Commanding General of the 78th Division (TS).

He was recalled to active duty in 2008 and selected to serve as the Chief, Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to his current assignment, 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, Lieutenant General Luckey is a litigation partner in the firm of Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros P.A., located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As a partner of the firm, he concentrates his practice on a mixture of criminal, domestic and environmental matters in both State and Federal courts. He is admitted to practice law in an array of jurisdictions to include the Supreme Court of the United States.

Having served in a variety of theaters with three combat tours, his awards, badges and decorations are consistent with those of most Soldiers who have had the honor to serve the United States over a period of decades and the good fortune to return safely home.

He's blissfully married to a Tar Heel, his wife Julie from Greensboro, North Carolina.

Assistant, Chief of Army Reserve

Stephen D. Austin

Stephen D. Austin

Assistant, Chief of Army Reserve

Stephen D. Austin was selected for the Senior Executive Service in June 2007. He became the Assistant Chief of Army Reserve (ACAR) on 4 October 2015. He serves as the primary advisor to the Chief of Army Reserve within Headquarters, Department of the Army. He represents the Army Reserve in the formulation and synchronization of policy and strategy at the National, Departmental, and Service levels. He provides oversight to the Chief of Army Reserve’s staff and directs the development of policy, resourcing, and plans for generating, sustaining, and integrating Army Reserve force capabilities in support of the nation.

Prior to assuming this position, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Director, Resource Management and Materiel (CFO/DRM/M) for the Army Reserve. In this position he had fiduciary responsibility including Comptroller, Budget, Financial Management, and Program Development. He oversaw the Chief of the Army Reserve Title 10 responsibilities for three appropriations: Reserve Personnel Army (RPA), Operation and Maintenance Army Reserve (OMAR) and Military Construction Army Reserve (MCAR) affecting more than 198,000 soldiers in 1,500 units and over 1,000 facilities. As the Director of Materiel he oversaw all equipping, supply, property accountability, and logistics support for all units and soldiers in the Army Reserve.

Before coming to the Army Reserve, he was the Department of Commerce Director of Program Evaluation and Risk Management and Senior Advisor to the Department of Commerce Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Assistant Secretary of Administration (ASA). In this position, he advised the Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary and CFO/ASA on financial, performance, management, and business process issues within the Department. He also led the Department Management Council, set up the first comprehensive Department-level Program Review process, and led the initial institution of a Balanced Scorecard management and performance system in the Department. Prior to this, he was the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leading the annual development of the $25 billion five year Program across six National Services/Line Offices including Weather, Ocean, and Marine Fisheries and all NOAA Staff Offices.

Deputy Chief, Army Reserve

Michael R. Smith

Major General Michael R. Smith

Deputy Chief, Army Reserve

Major General Michael R. Smith assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Army Reserve (DCAR) on Oct. 1, 2015. As the DCAR he supports the Chief of Army Reserve (CAR) and the Assistant Chief of Army Reserve (ACAR). He represents the CAR for Strategy, Planning, Programming, Policy, and Resourcing (SPPPR) at the OSD, Joint Staff, HQDA and Army Secretariat level, as well as two- and three-star forums in the Pentagon. The DCAR is responsible for the integration, synchronization and coordination of the OCAR staff.

Major General Smith was commissioned as a United States Army Reserve Officer in June 1978, and has served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and Iraq. He served as the Commander, Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Lodi, N.J. from July 1982 through October 1983. In November 1983, he commanded Company C, 1st Battalion, 311th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, in Mount Freedom, N.J. He served as the Assistant S1, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Lodi, N.J. until May 1990. Major General Smith served as the S3, 1st Battalion, 310th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division in Lodi, NJ and the S3, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division until July 1996. He served as the Budget Officer and then Program Budget Officer for Resource Management, 78th Division in Edison, N.J., from July 1996 until May 1999 when he assumed command of the 10th Battalion (QM), 4th Brigade, 98th Division, Lodi, N.J.

In October 2001, Major General Smith served as the Commander, 4th Brigade, 98th Division, West Hartford, Conn., and then was assigned as the Chief of Staff, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y. until February 2005. He served as the Chief of Staff and then Deputy Commanding General for the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq in Baghdad Iraq and then as the Deputy Director, Iraqi Security Forces, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq until September 2006. From December 2006 to March 2008, Major General Smith served as Senior Advisor, Security Force Assistance at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He served as the Deputy Commanding General, 99th Regional Support Command, at Fort Dix, NJ until August 2009 and deployed as the Director, Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Police, United States Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq until October 2011. Major General Smith commanded the 333rd Military Police Brigade, located in Farmingdale, N.Y. until his September 2012 assignment as Deputy Commanding General-Support, First Army and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Support Command-First Army, Rock Island, Ill. Since August 2014 Major General Smith served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3 and Director, G-34, Army Protection Program.

Major General Smith, a native of Hoboken, N.J., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Peter’s College (N.J.) in 1978, and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2003. He is a graduate of the Finance Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, and CAPSTONE.

Major General Smith’s individual awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and the Joint Staff and Army Staff Identification Badges.

Major General Smith’s civilian career is in the field of finance, accounting and auditing. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey. He and his wife, Bernadine, have six children and reside in New Jersey.

Director of the OCAR Staff

Robert D. Harter

Brigadier General Robert D. Harter

Director of the OCAR Staff

Brigadier General Robert D. Harter, a native of both Alaska and Virginia, was commissioned in the Field Artillery Corps in 1988, after graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Communications. He also holds a Masters in Strategic Studies from the National War College.

Brig. Gen. Harter assumed responsibilities as Director of the Staff for the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve (OCAR) on Nov. 9, 2015. He was previously assigned as the Army Reserve Senior Representative to the 39th Army Chief of Staff of the Army Transition Team. As the Director of the OCAR Staff, Brig. Gen. Harter is responsible for synchronizing the actions of the 400-person Army Reserve Headquarters based at Fort Belvoir, Va., in support of the Chief of Army Reserve’s priorities.

Brig. Gen. Harter’s active duty assignments include the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Bad Hersfeld, Germany, where he participated in multiple border security missions before the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification, and deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Storm; the 101st Corps Support Group, where he served as a Group Maintenance Officer and Battalion Operations Officer; Commander, 584th Direct Support Maintenance Company, Fort Campbell, Ky.; and as an instructor at the Ordnance (Ammunition) Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Brig. Gen. Harter transferred to the Active Guard Reserve program in 1999. His AGR assignments include: Training Chief for Readiness, 99th Regional Readiness Command, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Support Operations Officer, 55th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Distribution Management Chief, 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, mobilized to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Branch Chief, Force Protection Branch, Joint Staff J8, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment, Washington, D.C.; Executive Officer, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Washington, D.C.; and Assistant Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Brig. Gen. Harter’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Parachutist and Air Assault badges. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Ordinance Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and the National War College. Brig. Gen. Harter and his wife have been married more than 26 years and they have three children.

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