John “Mike” Murray

Four-Star U.S. Army General (Ret.)

John “Mike” Murray is a retired United States Army General, the first Commanding General of United States Army Futures Command (AFC), a four-star Army Command headquartered in Austin, Texas. Murray was previously the Army G-8, a deputy to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army. As the G-8, Murray served as the principal advisor to the CSA for materiel requirements and as the military counterpart to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.

Murray was born in Kenton, Ohio, the son of John and Janet Murray.  He received his commission as an infantry officer via the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program upon graduation from The Ohio State University in 1982. Throughout his career, Murray has served in leadership positions and commanded from company through division, with various staff assignments at the highest levels of the army.

He stepped down as AFC commanding general on 3 December 2021 and was officially retired from the Army on 1 February 2022, completing nearly 40 years of service.

Since retirement from the Army, he has founded a LLC, is a member of several boards of advisors and directors, and individually consulting with defense focused companies.

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