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BG Richard “Ross” Coffman

President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle – Cross Functional Team (CFT)

Coffman currently serves as the director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich. Most recently, Coffman served as the deputy commanding general for maneuver in the 1st Infantry Division in Eastern Europe.

His company grade years were spent with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the NTC Operations Group. Coffman served as a field grade officer in the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), in the 1st Armored Division, the National Training Center, and twice with the 3rd Infantry Division.

Coffman earned a bachelor’s degree from Centre College, an MBA from Embry Riddle University, and a Graduate Fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.