By Henry Cuningham and Allison Williams
While it still may not have sunk in for many people, Fort Bragg is now home of the operational headquarters for the three-star command that oversees about 205,000 Army Reserve soldiers and 12,000 civilians worldwide. In most cases, the reservists balance military and civilian careers.
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley
Jeffrey W. Talley is a man of many jobs. In the Army, he is simultaneously commander of U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg and chief of the Army Reserve in Washington, D.C. As a civilian, he has been an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and president and CEO of Environmental Technology Solutions in Phoenix. One of his four grown children is an Army lieutenant and combat veteran.
The members of the command group have diverse backgrounds, with graduate degrees and children in the military.
Maj. Gen. Glenn J. Lesniak
Deputy commanding general for support
He graduated from West Point in 1976 and previously commanded the 88th Regional Support Command, which has its headquarters at Ft. McCoy, Wis.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis J. Wilson
Command chief warrant officer
She joined the Army as a military intelligence German linguist and has spent time with special operations forces. In civilian life, she is a registered nurse. Her husband is a retired Special Forces warrant officer. Three of her eight children are on active duty and combat veterans.
Maj. Gen. James V. Young Jr.
Chief of staff
The Davidson College graduate has an MBA from Emory University and is on military leave from his position as vice president of Impressions Marketing Group. One of his four children is an ROTC cadet.
Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot
Deputy commanding general for operations
He was born in Puerto Rico and has a master's in education. His background includes infantry, quartermaster and transportation experience.