Army senior leaders have chosen Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson to be the deputy chief of Army Futures Command, the service under secretary announced this week.
Richardson currently serves as special advisor for program integration in the Office of the Vice Chief of Staff. His new position as Gen. Mike Murray's No. 2 will earn him his third star.
Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy at a Defense News conference Sept. 5 said Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, military deputy to the acquisition executive, will initially take on the role of deputy commander until Richardson assumes the duty.