LTG Richard P. Formica, USA (Ret)

LTG Richard P. Formica, USA (Ret)

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Lieutenant General Richard P. Formica, US Army, Retired, is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for CALIBRE Systems. He is responsible for leading CALIBRE’s strategic planning and positioning to achieve STRATEGY 2025 goals and objectives. Among his responsibilities, he serves as a senior mentor at the Army Force Management School providing experience and expertise to several courses, including the Force Integration Senior Leader Course, the Action Officer Course, and multiple Senior Leader Orientation Courses. A career Field Artillery officer, he served as the Director, Force Management at HQDA for 3 ½ years from 2005 – 2008. His final assignment was Commanding General, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

 He is active in AUSA; serves on the Board of Directors at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA); is president of the Capitol Cannoneer Chapter and a member of the Board of Directors at the US Field Artillery Association; and serves as the program chair for the Space and Missile Defense Symposium.

General Formica retired from the US Army in October 2013 after 36-year years of service. He served as Deputy Director Political – Military Affairs (NATO/Europe) on the Joint Staff; Commanding General, III (US) Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, OK and Joint Fires and Effects Coordinator, MNC-I, Baghdad, Iraq; Director, Force Management, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan; and Commanding General, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / US Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command - Integrated Missile Defense, Huntsville, AL.

General Formica received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island; a Master’s degree in Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and a Master’s Degree in National Strategic Studies from the National War College.

He is married to Diane Hampton Formica.  They have four adult children, three daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and nine grandchildren.