Talley nominated as chief of Army Reserve

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley has been nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief, Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command.

Talley is currently serving as commanding general, 84th Training Command (Unit Readiness), Fort Knox, Ky.

His leadership experience spans from serving as an active duty platoon leader to service on the Joint Staff in Washington.

Talley is currently a member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board.

Talley is president of his own company, Environmental Technology Solutions, or ETS Partners, located in Phoenix, Ariz.

He has a doctorate degree in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

If confirmed by Congress, Talley will replace Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz.

Stultz has served as chief, Army Reserve, and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, for nearly six years, the longest tenure of any Army Reserve chief.

During his tenure, Stultz oversaw the transition of the Army Reserve from a strategic force, to an integral part of the operational force, supporting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before assuming his position as chief of the Army Reserve, Stultz retired from Procter & Gamble Co. after 28 years in operations management.