A new leader took command Saturday of the U.S. Army Reserve’s largest unit, headquartered in Belle Chasse.
Maj. Gen. Leslie Carroll took charge of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command during a ceremony at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans.
Carroll replaces Maj. Gen. Peter Lennon.
Carroll, a resident of Georgia and a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, most recently was chief of staff of the U.S. Army Forces Command, where he supervised a headquarters staff of more than 1,200 soldiers and civilians overseeing 750,000 troops around the world.
Nearly 2,000 soldiers in the 377th are deployed around the world. Many have been deployed overseas more than once.
Lennon, who led the 377th for more than two years, will become deputy commanding general for operations at the U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The 377th has units in 34 states totaling more than 36,000 soldiers and civilians.