The Department of Defense announced today that Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence W. Holland has been selected as the seventh senior enlisted advisor to the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs.
Holland will serve as the principal enlisted advisor to the assistant secretary of defense for all seven branches of the military Reserve components.
“Command Sgt. Maj. Holland’s 34 years of distinguished Reserve component military service, and his background as a business owner and employer, will bring a unique and valuable perspective,” said T.F. Hall, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs.
Holland, a career military intelligence soldier, recently completed an eight-month rotation in Uzbekistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as the command sergeant major for base K-2. He also is the owner of L.W.H. Consultants Inc. Holland’s wife Kimberly is a master sergeant in the Army Reserve. She is currently deployed in Afghanistan. Their son Dustin is a high school senior.
Holland leaves his current position as the command sergeant major of the Army Reserve 63rd Regional Readiness Command at mid-month.
The current senior enlisted advisor to the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, Command Sgt. Maj. John L. Leonard, leaves the Department of Defense to become the first senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau.