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Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Commanding General, Army Reserve Command

The U.S. Army announced this week that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment in the dual role of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command. Daniels assumed command Tuesday.

Daniels is the first woman in the 112-year history of the Army Reserve to lead the community-based force of more than 200,000 Soldiers and Civilian employees with a geographic footprint that includes 50 states, five territories, and more than 30 countries.

Daniels most recently served as the Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division headquartered at Fort Snelling, Minn., and Fort McCoy, Wis. She has more than 36 years of active and reserve military service.

In her civilian career, Daniels was the Director of Advanced Programs for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Contextual Systems Laboratory and was a manager and engineer in LM ATL’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.She has served on the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Review Board, on the ISAT Steering Committee, and Drexel University’s Computer Science Department Advisory Board.

Daniels holds a bachelors degree from Carnegie Mellon University; a masters and PhD from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst); and a masters in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. She is a native of Rolla, Mo., and is married.