LTG Thomas Todd III
Deputy Commanding General for Acquisition and Systems, Chief Innovation Officer, Army Futures Command
LTG Thomas H. Todd III., began serving as the Deputy Commanding General for Acquisition and Systems and the Chief Innovation Officer at U.S. Army Futures Command in July 2020. In this executive role he provides oversight of the Army's research laboratories and centers. As the Chief Innovation Officer he is directly responsible for technology integration and experimentation directed at Army Modernization. His executive experience also include Special Assistant for Acquisition and Systems Management to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Program Executive Officer for Army Aviation, Deputy Commanding General of Research, Development and Engineering Command, Senior Commander of Natick Soldier Systems Center, and Modernization Advisor to the Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center. Throughout his career, LTG Todd served on the Army staff and led Army and Joint programs at all levels, delivering advanced capabilities to Soldiers, joint services, other government agencies, as well as over 60
foreign allied nations. He developed and delivered numerous advanced aircraft capabilities in helicopters like the Chinook, Black Hawk, Apache
& Lakota, as well as ISR Fixed Wing aircraft & UAS like SATURN ARCH, EMARSS & Gray Eagle. His Science & Technology (S&T) experience includes system forerunners like the Future Vertical Lift- Joint Multi-role Rotorcraft and Improved Turbine Engine. His joint assignments include experience as the Defense Contract Management Agency Special Programs Multi-Service Lead, and as the Chief of Contracts, Joint Task Force Bravo,
Honduras. Operationally, he served with A Co 3/501st Aviation Regiment in the Republic of Korea and 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, TX.
LTG Todd is a 1989 graduate and designated Distinguished Alumni of The Citadel. He is an honor graduate of the Army’s Initial Entry Rotary Wing
training and a graduate of the Kiowa and Black Hawk Maintenance Test Pilot courses. He holds Masters of Science degrees in Contract Management and Strategic Studies from the Florida Institute of Technology and the U.S. Air War College, respectively; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration. His awards and badges include the Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and other Army and joint commendations and awards. He is an Air Assault graduate and a Senior Army
Aviator, rated in the UH-1 Iroquois, OH-58 A/C Kiowa, UH-60 A/L/M Black Hawk and CH-47 D/F Chinook.