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Lieutenant General Richard 'Ross' Coffman

Deputy Commanding General of the Army Futures Command

LTG Ross Coffman was commissioned by the University of Kentucky’s ROTC program as a lieutenant in the Armor branch following his graduation from Centre College (Danville, KY) in 1989. During his more than 30 year career he has served at the tactical, operational and strategic levels in the United States and overseas.

Before being selected as the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Futures Command, LTG Coffman was the director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team, one of eight new Army units responsible for closing capability gaps in the Army’s top transformation priorities. LTG Coffman also served in Eastern Europe as the deputy commanding general for maneuver in the 1st Infantry Division, a storied Army formation known as “The Big Red One.” He is proud to have served throughout his career in superior units that were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the Valorous Unit Award, the Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, the Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Superior Unit Award. He has led Army efforts in Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, Europe, Haiti, Kuwait, Iraq, and the U.S.

LTG Coffman’s civilian education includes a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Government from Centre College, an MBA from Embry Riddle University, and a graduate fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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