Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey: Double Eagle Six and the Road to Awesome A Conversation about Professionalism and Readiness with the Chief of the Army Reserve and Commanding General, US Army Reserve Command
April 18, 2017 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM | Broyhill Auditorium (A31), Farrell Hall, Wake Forest University
How do you leverage one of the largest workforces in the world to respond to emerging threats? How do you train to go to a place you’ve never been as a team? The Chief of the Army Reserve takes ownership of his team’s mission and touts the importance of leadership, energy, and execution. In a conversation-style talk at Wake Forest University’s School of Business, “Double Eagle 6” (the callsign for the commander of the Army Reserve) will talk about the work of leaders and the lessons from his professional life.
Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey leads a force of more than 200,000 professionals with an organizational footprint that spans 50 states, 5 US territories, and 30 foreign countries.
LTG Luckey is the model of a dedicated professional as a soldier and lawyer, and he has made stewardship of the soldier’s profession a hallmark of his leadership throughout his military service.
LTG Luckey is the Chief of the Army Reserve and Commanding General of the US Army Reserve Command. The Army Reserve is a critical force provider of trained and ready units and Soldiers providing full spectrum capabilities essential for the Army to fight and win wars and respond to homeland emergencies on behalf of the American people.
In 40 years of service in the United States Army and Army Reserve, LTG Luckey has commanded units at the battalion, brigade, and group level, culminating with his assignment as the commanding general of the 78th Division. He was recalled to active duty in 2008 and selected to serve as the Chief, Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Chief of Staff, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Northern Command and as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters.
As a civilian, Lieutenant General Luckey is a litigation partner in the firm of Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A., located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As a partner of the firm, he concentrates his practice on a mixture of criminal, domestic, and environmental matters in both State and Federal courts. He is admitted to practice law in an array of jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of the United States.