MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

General
John M. Murray

Commanding General, Army Futures Command

Gen. John M. "Mike" Murray is responsible for leading a team of Soldiers and civilians to streamline the Army's modernization enterprise under a single command, which enhances efficiency and effectiveness in delivering the technology necessary to maintain the Army's competitive advantage and win wars.

Mike is from Kenton, Ohio, and commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the Army upon graduating from The Ohio State University in 1982. 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 Army, which happens to be from Fort Hood. As a commander, Mike has offered support for global efforts, such as U.S. Forces Afghanistan and Seventh Army in Germany, as well as integrated Army funding, fielding, and equipping actions to meet current and future military force requirements.

CSM Michael A. Crosby

Command Sergeant Major
Michael A. Crosby

Command Sergeant Major, Army Futures Command

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Crosby 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.

Michael enlisted in the Army in 1988 from Alabama and went on to serve in numerous leadership positions, including at Army installations in Colorado, Hawaii, Washington, and now Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University and an MBA in Human Resources Management from Trident University. Michael has also completed the Army Strategic Leader Development Program-Intermediate Course, Executive Leaders Course, and Keystone Leaders Course.

Lieutenant General
James M. Richardson

Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command

Lt. Gen. James M. “Jim” Richardson assists the Commander with assessing and integrating the future operational environment, emerging threats, and technologies and with developing and delivering concepts, requirements, and future force designs to posture the Army for the future.

Jim is a native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina. He commissioned into the Army in 1983 and has since become a Master Army Aviator who has commanded Soldiers at every level, including in combat. Throughout his career, Jim has served and led in Army units in the United States, Korea, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Deputy Commanding General
Thomas H. Todd, III

Director for Combat Systems Directorate

Lt. Gen. Thomas H. Todd, III leads acquisition and systems management activities at the Command, ensuring forward-leaning collaboration with tech industry leaders and access to cutting-edge technology solutions.

Todd is a graduate of Alabama’s Marion Military Institute and The Citadel, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and holds master’s degrees in Contract Management and Strategic Studies from the Florida Institute of Technology and the U.S. Air War College, respectively. He commissioned into the Army in 1989 and went on to serve in multiple leadership roles. Todd is an honor graduate of the Army’s Initial Entry Rotary Wing training and a graduate of the Kiowa and Black Hawk Maintenance Test Pilot courses.

Lieutenant General
D. Scott McKean

Director, Futures and Concepts Center Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Futures Command

Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean leads the development of future concepts, requirements, and experimentation to support persistent Army modernization.

Scott is from San Jose, California, and commissioned into the Army as an Armor officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1990. During his Army career, he has led at every level from platoon through Division Command, including in Iraq and Korea. Some of his previous roles include Chief of Staff at United States Central Command and Chief of Armor at Fort Benning.

Ms.
Susan J. Goodyear

Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, Army Futures Command

Ms. Susan J. “Sue” Goodyear serves as the Commanding General’s civilian advisor and is responsible for managing business operations, including long-term investments, of the Command.

Sue began her civil service career at age 19, serving as a supply clerk for the U.S. Marine Corps before transitioning to roles supporting the Army. She went on to spend 15 years with Army Forces Command, developing expertise in budgeting while also earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and most recently led resource management efforts at Army Materiel Command, where she worked for nine years. In her current role at Army Futures Command, Sue oversees $10 billion in financial resources and programs for 27,000 personnel.

Major General
John M. Epperly

Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command

Maj. Gen. John M. Epperly is responsible for synchronizing Army National Guard priorities, policy guidance, and resources within Army Futures Command and aligning Active Guard and Reserve efforts to support Army modernization.

John is from Radford, Virginia, and commissioned as an Armor Officer in the Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989; he additionally holds an MBA in Finance from Drexel University. John has served in the United States, Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq, completing two combat tours in the Arabian Gulf Region, and was most recently the Commanding General of the 29th Infantry Division at Fort Belvoir. As a Citizen-Soldier, he also has more than two decades of leadership experience in commercial information technology.

BG Letcher - Chief of Staff, Army Futures Command

Brigadier General
Michelle M. T. Letcher

Chief of Staff, Army Futures Command

Brig. Gen. Michelle M. T. Letcher is responsible for facilitating timely and effective decision-making, problem-solving, information integration, and communications across the Command.

Michelle is a native of Oak Forest, Illinois, and commissioned into the Air Defense Artillery branch via the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1995, later becoming an Ordnance Officer. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Illinois State University and master’s degrees in Human Services and Counseling, Advanced Military Studies, and National Security and Strategic Studies from the State University of New York at Oswego, the Command and General Staff College, and Kansas State University, respectively. Michelle has served in a variety of leadership and combat roles, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, and Germany.