The Salvation Army is pleased to share the arrival of Major Lewis Reckline as the new Area Commander of the National Capital Area Command, and his wife, Major Jacqulyn Reckline, Associate Area Commander. The Recklines received a rousing welcome Wednesday during a lunchtime reception held at The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center located in Northeast DC. The husband and wife team recently completed a five year term as Area Command leaders at the Tidewater Area Command located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
“Jacqulyn and I are filled with excitement to be here in the nation’s capital and grateful that we can be a part of the phenomenal work being done here to help those individuals and families who are most in need,” said Major Lewis Reckline from his office located in the Foggy Bottom section of Northwest DC. “Together, we are both looking forward to becoming active throughout the many facets of the Greater Washington community.”
In his new role, Major Lewis Reckline will oversee the $23 million operation, that includes 11 regional offices (corps) located throughout DC and the City of Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, Montgomery, Prince Georges and Prince Williams Counties; as well as 20 Corps Officers and 119 employees.
Major Reckline, only the second person to head up the National Capital Area Command created in 2006, succeeds Major Steve Morris who was promotod by The Salvation Army.
In 2011, The Salvation Army assisted more than 73,000 people through a diverse array of basic social services designed to help those most in need living throughout the National Capital Area. In addition, opportunities exist for those individuals who are looking to overcome their struggling with substance abuse, and chronic homelessness and joblessness.
A native of Baltimore, Major Lewis Reckline grew up attending The Salvation Army Baltimore South Corps Community Center and graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in business. Prior to becoming a Salvation Army officer, he worked in law enforcement for 10 years.
In her new role as Associate Area Commander, Major Jacqulyn Reckline will work closely with the Women’s Auxiliary in Washington and the surrounding area. She will also provide guidance and support to programs such as Angel Tree and Youth Camping.
The Recklines have a more than 17 year history of servant leadership in The Salvation Army. They replace Majors Steve and Wendy Morris who spent six years on Washington. Majors Morris accepted reassignment to The Salvation Army Arkansas Oklahoma Division in Oklahoma City were they became Divisional Commanders.
The Recklines have been married for 22 years. They have three children and are planning to make their home in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce several additional appointments in the National Capital Area Command:
- Captain Tabitha Perry was named the Corps Officer in charge of The Salvation Army Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center located at 2300 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue SE in the Anacostia section of DC.
- Captains Herb and Rosalinda Frazier were named the Corps Officers at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center located at 2100 New York Avenue NE. Their previous assignment was at the Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center. Harbor Light Center helps men and women struggling to overcome addiction to turn their lives right side up.
- Captain Vickie Lesesne was named Corps Officer/Chaplain at The Salvation Army Turning Point Center for Women and Children located in Northwest DC. Turning Point assists young mothers and their children who seeking to break the cycle of homelessness and joblessness.
The community is invited to extend their greetings to Majors Lewis and Jacqulyn Reckline at The Salvation Army’s Facebook page found using keyword SalArmyDC or going to www.facebook.com/salarmydc.