Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kauffman named inspector general of CMD

From page A1 | December 03, 2012 | Leave Comment

Gov. Brown has appointed local resident Lieutenant Colonel David Kauffman, 41, as inspector general at the California Military Department.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, Kauffman has served with the California Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve for nearly 20 years, including tours of duty in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Kosovo; and Afghanistan. He has held multiple positions in the California Military Department from 2005 to 2012, including inspector general and judge advocate.

Kauffman was previously a deputy district attorney with El Dorado County from 2000 to 2005 and staff counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company from 1997 to 2000. He was a legal clerk and hearing representative at the California Correctional Peace Officers Association from 1995 to 1997. He has a law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Kauffman says his job is to be the eyes, ears and conscience for the National Guard and the Governor. “I’m in charge of the complaint department,” he said and is tasked with investigating any allegations of misconduct, waste, or misuse of funds. “There are a wide range of things we can look into,” he said, although his office does not handle cases of criminal conduct.

The new inspector general said at the top of his list of priorities is being proactive in reaching out to soldiers and making sure they know their rights and responsibilities. He said he is visiting units and installations throughout the state to let them know that they have an outlet for complaints and that his office is there to support their mission. “We don’t want them unhappy,” said Kauffman.

Kauffman said that besides his job with the state he continues to have a federal role with the National Guard. He recently returned from a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan where he worked in a detention facility helping to train Afghani lawyers.

Kauffman said his experience working in the El Dorado County District Attorney’s office was particularly valuable in preparing him for the position. “I’m very grateful to my supervisors for what I learned. It has helped me tremendously,” he said. “I love El Dorado County and I’m very fortunate that the Governor picked me. I hope to make the people in the county proud.”

Kauffman is married and has two children. His wife teaches biology and chemistry at the same high school his children attend. He and his family live in the Lotus/Coloma area.

The position requires Senate notification and pays $141,619.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.



Discussion | No comments



Greenwood School being restored

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

EID restricts watering days

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 10 Comments

Lover’s Leap fall injures man

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Tea Party meeting April 17

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 46 Comments

Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

Floating body not a body

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

Old mill a goner

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 12 Comments | Gallery



A great big thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Murder? Suicide?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 7 Comments

‘Drive Clean’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

Middle class getting poorer?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 48 Comments

Real estate lies

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 13 Comments



Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Aussie team makes visit

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

Griz have challenging day

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Roundup: April 15, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery



At a glance: Take aim on fun

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Men to walk a mile in her shoes

By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12



Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2



Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Ronald Russell Rohrer

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments


Real Estate



Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10