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Lt. Gen. John Murray Nominated to Lead Army Futures Command

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John Murray
John Murray

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. John Murray, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army G8, to serve as commander of the Army Futures Command, Defense News reported Tuesday.

The report said Murray will also elevate from a three-star to a four-star general if the Senate confirms his nomination.

He joined the Army in 1982 and has served in leadership positions at Joint Task Force 3, Support for U.S. Forces Afghanistan and multiple infantry divisions.

His assignments has also included time as director of force management at the Defense Department, assistant deputy director of joint training, J-7, at the Joint Staff and director of the Joint Center for Operational Analysis.

The Army Futures Command will establish its headquarters in Austin, Texas, and support modernization efforts in the areas of long-range precision fires, combat vehicle, vertical lift platform, mobile and expeditionary network, air and missile defense and soldier lethality.

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