FORT RILEY, Kan. – The “Big Red One” will host a Victory with Honors promotion ceremony for Col. Richard R. Coffman, 1st Infantry Division deputy commanding officer for maneuver, at 4 p.m. Jan. 5 in the division’s headquarters building.
During the ceremony, Coffman will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general.
Coffman arrived at Fort Riley in September 2017 from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, where he served as commander of the operations group. His education includes multiple bachelor’s degrees from Centre College, a Master of Business Administration from Embry Riddle
University and a graduate fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
The Victory with Honors ceremony will include remarks by Maj. Gen. Joseph M.
Martin, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general.