First Female Commander of Army Reserve Confirmed

Former commanding general of the 88th Readiness Division promoted.

This past week, the U.S. Senate confirmed the promotion of Major General Jody Daniels to lieutenant general and the dual role of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command. She is the first woman to head the Army Reserve in its existence of 112 years, an organization comprised of over 200,000 soldiers and civilians in a community-based force covering all 50 states, five territories, and over 30 countries.

A career intelligence officer and self-described “Army brat,” Lt. General Daniels previously served as the Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division, headquartered on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. She has held a variety of U.S. Army commanding roles, having served in Korea, Kosovo, and Iraq. Daniels also has civilian engineering, research, and intelligence laboratory experience with a doctorate in computer science. She succeeds Lt. General Charles D. Luckey.

During the pandemic, 3,000 Reserve soldiers have supported coronavirus response efforts across the nation.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Lt. Gen. Daniels as she prepares for her new role.
  • For the U.S. Army Reserve as they protect American interests and citizens. 

Sources:, USA Today


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