Executive Mosaic is honored to unveil Gen. John “Mike” Murray, commander of the Army Futures Command, as an inductee into the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his leadership in modernizing the U.S. Army enterprise.
This honor marks Murray’s his first Wash100 award.
Murray was confirmed by the Senate in August 2018 to lead the organization that aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of processes to deploy technology platforms necessary for the service to maintain a competitive edge.
Shortly after his appointment, Murray revealed the command will institute its own innovation laboratory, similar to the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit, to keep pace with advancements in local technology community offerings, specifically in artificial intelligence.
Murray said the Army should consider extending the tours of program managers and other personnel involved with the acquisition process. He said the culture needs to change because the traditional way of rewarding personnel is by promotion, and that comes by commanding organizations, not being associated with a program for a long time.
He appeared before the House Armed Services Committee readiness subcommittee in September and discussed his top priorities.
“My priorities are the synchronization of efforts across the entire modernization enterprise and to ensure that the enterprise is focusing on what’s most important to the U.S. Army,” he said.
Murray was commissioned as an infantry officer in the Army in 1982 after graduating from Ohio State University. He held many command positions during the past 27 years, including as director of force management at the Pentagon, the Joint Forces Command, the Joint Center for Operational Analysis and chief of staff for III Corps and Fort Hood.
He received numerous awards including the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Army Identification Badges.
Executive Mosaic congratulates John “Mike” Murray for receiving this award.
About the Wash100
The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.
Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.