The U.S. Senate approved Major General Charles D. “Chip” Luckey to fill the dual-hatted role of chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command. The latter is headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His new job also comes with a promotion and Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey was promoted and sworn in just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Luckey will have offices at Fort Bragg and in Washington. No stranger to Fort Bragg, he completed the Special Forces Qualification Course there and served with the 82nd Airborne Division as a staff judge advocate.
Luckey was commissioned as an Army officer from the University of Virginia in 1977 and led soldiers in mechanized and Special Forces units before leaving the Army in 1982 to attend law school. He returned to active duty three years later and was stationed at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne. In 1991, he transferred to the Army Reserve and subsequently commanded at the battalion, brigade and group level before taking charge of the 78th Training Division.
In 2008, Luckey returned to active duty to serve as chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, Iraq. He later served on the Joint Staff as assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff Lead for the Iraq transition. More recently, Luckey served as chief of staff at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
During most of his Army career, Luckey has also maintained a civilian job as an attorney and Shareholder at Blanco Tackabery.