California Military Department appointment for Lieutenant Colonel David Kauffman, 41, of Placerville
On Wednesday Gov. Jerry Brown announced two appointments to the California Military Department.
Lieutenant Colonel David Kauffman, 41, of Placerville, was appointed inspector general at the California Military Department.
Kauffman has served with the California Army National Guard and 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 deputy district attorney at the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office 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.
Kauffman earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
This position requires Senate notification and the compensation is $141,619. Kauffman is registered decline-to-state.
Also on Wednesday, Brown appointed Andreas Mueller, 30, of Washington D.C., as chief of federal policy and liaison at the California Military Department.
Mueller served as legislative director to Congressman Glenn Nye from 2009 to 2011. He was senior legislative assistant and military legislative assistant to Congressmen Jerry McNerney from 2007 to 2009.
Mueller was deputy finance director at Jerry McNerney for Congress in 2006 as well as assistant campaign coordinator at Lynn Woolsey for Congress.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $93,780. Mueller is a Democrat.