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 Chief of Staff of the Army 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.  

During his time in the Army, General Murray held key staff positions including Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 and Director, Force Management, both in the Pentagon. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served in several high-level roles including Brigade Combat Team Commander, Corps Operations Officer during “The Surge” and as a Deputy Commanding General of the famed 1st Cavalry Division. He also served as the Deputy Commander for Support / Commander of Task Force 3 in Afghanistan during Operations Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support.  The decorated veteran has received more than a dozen medals and awards for outstanding service to his country.

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 consults with several defense focused companies.