Harter Nominated to be Next Army Reserve Chief

Harter Nominated to be Next Army Reserve Chief

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Maj. Gen. Robert Harter has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the next chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command.

If confirmed by the Senate, Harter, who has commanded the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, since Sept. 20, 2022, would receive his third star and succeed Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, who has led the Army Reserve since July 28, 2020.

Harter’s most recent assignment before the 81st Readiness Division was deputy chief of the Army Reserve.

A native of Alaska and Virginia, Harter was commissioned in 1988 as a field artillery officer after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in business and communications. He also holds a master’s degree in national security strategy from the National War College, according to his DoD biography.

Before transferring from active duty to the Active Guard Reserve program in 1999, Harter held assignments in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany and the 101st Corps Support Group. He also commanded the 584th Direct Support Maintenance Company at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, according to his biography.

His Active Guard Reserve assignments included training chief for readiness in the 99th Regional Readiness Command; support operations officer in the 55th Sustainment Brigade; distribution management chief in the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Iraq; and various staff positions on the Joint Staff and in the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, according to his biography.

Harter’s general officer assignments include assistant deputy commanding general for Reserve Affairs and full-time chief of staff for Army Materiel Command; commander of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary); chief of staff and operations officer in the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve and the Army Reserve senior representative to the 39th Chief of Staff of the Army Transition Team, according to his biography.