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General

John M. Murray

Commanding General,
Army Futures Command 

Gen. John M. “Mike” Murray is the commander, Army Futures Command. He is responsible for leading a team of Soldiers and civilians to streamline the Army’s modernization enterprise under a single command. The command enhances efficiency and effectiveness in delivering the technology necessary to maintain the Army’s competitive advantage and win wars.

BIOGRAPHY

Mike is from Kenton, Ohio, and was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation from the Ohio State University in 1982. Prior to taking command at AFC, he integrated Army funding, fielding, and equipping actions to meet current and future military force requirements. He has a history of leading in Texas, having commanded a brigade combat team during Operation Iraqi Freedom within one of the most decorated combat divisions of the U.S. Army, which happens to be from Fort Hood. As a commander, he has offered support for global efforts such as U.S. Forces Afghanistan and Seventh Army in Germany.

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COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR

MICHAEL A. CROSBY

COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR, 
ARMY FUTURES COMMAND

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Crosby is the command sergeant major, Army Futures Command. As such, he acts as the principal advisor to the commander and staff on matters of health, welfare, morale, professional development and the effective utilization of personnel assigned to the command.

BIOGRAPHY

Michael enlisted in the United States Army in August, 1988. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from American Military University and a master’s degree for business administration in human resources management from Trident University. He attended the Army Strategic Leader Development Program-Intermediate Course, Executive Leaders Course, and Keystone Leaders Course. He has served in numerous leadership positions, to include serving right here in the heart of Texas.

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL

JAMES M. RICHARDSON

DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL,
ARMY FUTURES COMMAND

Lt. Gen. James M. Richardson is the deputy commander, Army Futures Command. He assists the commander with efforts to assess and integrate the future operational environment, emerging threats, and technologies to develop and deliver concepts, requirements and future force designs to posture the Army for the future.

BIOGRAPHY

Jim is a native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina. Throughout his career, he has served in Army units in the United States, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Jim is a Master Army Aviator who has commanded Soldiers at every level, and in combat on six different occasions both in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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BRIGADIER GENERAL

JAMES J. GALLIVAN

CHIEF OF STAFF,
ARMY FUTURES COMMAND

Brig. Gen. James “Jay” Gallivan is the chief of staff, Army Futures Command. He serves as a strategic advisor to the commander and provides critical support to AFC Leadership, coordinating the Army Futures Command staff in the successful implementation of Army modernization priorities.

BIOGRAPHY

The son of a Soldier, Jay was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He graduated from Florida State University in 1992 and received a master in public administration from Harvard University in 2001. He is a graduate of both the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. Jay has served in numerous Army units and held many leadership positions throughout his military career, to include assignments at nearby Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas. He has served with Soldiers in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. In recent assignments, Jay served as the deputy chief of staff for the National Security Council and served as the deputy commanding general for Operations in the 1st Armored Division.
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