Army Reserve Selects New Enlisted, Warrant Leaders

Army Reserve Selects New Enlisted, Warrant Leaders

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The U.S. Army Reserve has selected its next senior enlisted adviser and command chief warrant officer, the component announced March 20.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Betty, senior enlisted adviser to the deputy commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command, is slated to become the Army Reserve’s 15th senior enlisted adviser at a May 3 change-of-responsibility ceremony at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, formerly known as Fort Bragg.

He will succeed Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, who has served in the position since June 29, 2020.

The Army Reserve also is getting a new command chief warrant officer. Chief Warrant Officer 5 LaShon White was selected to become the ninth command chief warrant officer, according to a news release. CW5 Patrick Nelligan, who was selected for the job in March 2021, was the most recent command chief warrant officer for the Army Reserve. 

The announcements were made March 20 by Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of the Army Reserve and commander of U.S. Army Reserve Command, which has its headquarters at Fort Liberty.

As the Army Reserve’s principal enlisted adviser, Betty will advise the commander and other senior Army leaders on the component’s regulations, policies and quality-of-life issues. Prior to his position at Training and Doctrine Command, Betty was command sergeant major of the Reserve’s 88th Readiness Command, the release said.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Betty enlisted in 1988 and has served in every enlisted leadership position. Previous assignments include command sergeant major of the 100th Training Division (Leader Development) and of 1st Brigade (Quartermaster), 94th Training Division, according to the release.

White, who is the command chief warrant officer of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, will begin his new job in mid-April. He will be responsible for all Army Reserve warrant officers across Army Reserve Command. A native of Austin, Texas, White enlisted in the Army in May 1986 and served in both the active and reserve components. He became a warrant officer in 2000, according to the release.