Congratulations BGen Brad James, USMCR
On 16 April, the Marine Corps Reserve Association was honored to be invited to attend the promotion ceremony of Col. Brad James to Brigadier General, USMCR. The ceremony took place in Marietta, GA with a large number of former Marine Corps Reserve General Officers in attendance; BGen Denny Shortal, the current Mayor of Dunwoody, GA; MajGen Larry Taylor; and LtGen Jack Bergman, former Commander, MFR. Current MFR leadership in attendance included BGen Ray Descheneaux, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation; Col Kurt Stein who has been selected also for promotion to BGen; and Col Tim Adams, Deputy Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group-49.
The ceremony was presided by LtGen Rex McMillian, Commander, MFR. BGen Brad James next duty assignment will be as Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. CONGRATULATIONS BGen James from all members of the MCRA!
On August 29, 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to the United States. During this centennial year, there will be nationwide publicity events that will recognize the significant contribution of all Reserve Marines who have proudly worn the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem.
This Centennial celebration offers a national outreach platform to highlight the Marine Corps Total Force contribution, while raising the profile of the Reserve Marines to the American public and key stakeholders. This campaign will:
- Highlight our extraordinary Reserve Marines, past and present, thus enhancing unit morale and pride
- Thank our families, employers, and community leaders for their support
- Celebrate and share the pride in our rich history, heritage, and esprit de corps
If you are interested in hosting an event contact the MCRA at