Name: General John (Mike) Murray
Where are you now: Commanding General, US Army Futures Command, Austin, Texas.
KHS Class of 1978
Parents name(s): John and Janet Murray
Higher Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Commercial Marketing) from The Ohio State University and Master’s Degree (Strategic Studies) from the Army War College.
Job Description: Plan, develop and acquire the concepts, organizational designs, and equipment future Soldiers will need to fight and win on a battlefield in the future (roughly 2026 – 2035).
Why do you do what you do? I have stayed in the Army because of the opportunities it has provided, the chance to work with the best young people in America, and because I have enjoyed the sense of comradery and the privilege of being part of an institution that values selfless service.
Words of Wisdom: Set high goals for yourself and keep options open. Life will close a lot of doors on you over time – do not close them yourself. Also, you matter where you are or where you live, stay involved in your community and make things just a little bit better for those around you. And finally, always strive to learn something new – every day.