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New Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve Selected
The U.S. Army Reserve has announced the selection of the interim command sergeant
major of the Army Reserve, Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills. Wills will replace Command
Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, Jr., on January 8, 2016. Thomas has served in the position
since April 2013 and was recently selected as the next Senior Enlisted Advisor to the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

Wills will serve as the principal adviser for all enlisted related matters to Lt. Gen. Jeffrey
Talley, Chief, Army Reserve. As the command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve,
Wills will advise the Chief of the Army Reserve and senior Army and civilian leadership
on current policies, regulations, and directives pertaining to the management of 205,000
Army Reserve Soldiers on proper utilization of personnel, quality of life, personal and
organizational equipment and uniforms. Wills will also guide current and future
development of the Army Reserve enlisted force and serve as an advisor to the
Sergeant Major of the Army on Army Reserve enlisted matters.

Wills enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1984. He was born in Beckley, West Virginia. During
his previous 30-years of service, CSM Wills has served in a variety of professionally
rewarding and developmental positions across the Army in the operating and generating
force. Wills is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the 99th Regional
Support Command, located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

Wills' complete biography can be found at:
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New Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve Selected