Gov. McMaster Nominates Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Todd McCaffrey to be the Next Secretary of S.C. Department of Veteran Affairs
Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Major General (Retired) Todd B. McCaffrey (right) to serve as the next Secretary of the S.C. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. McCaffery served in the U.S. Army for over 34 years including as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Africa Command. He will succeed Secretary William Grimsley.
“South Carolina is home to more military retirees than almost any other state in the country, making it vital that we invest, care for, and assist our veterans and their families in every way possible,” said Governor McMaster. “With over 34 years of military service Maj. Gen. McCaffrey is a proven leader and he is the right person to add to the already great work being done at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.”
After his military retirement, McCaffrey joined the University of South Carolina as the Senior Director of Strategic Partnership for Government and Military Programs, where he assisted the university to integrate and expand its portfolio of defense and other national security-related efforts.
McCaffrey is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds master’s degrees in economics from the Colorado School of Mines and in national security studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is a three-time recipient of the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal and has been awarded the Bronze Star multiple times for meritorious service in combat.
“I both welcome and appreciate the opportunity to serve South Carolina veterans in this important role,” said Maj. Gen. McCaffrey. “I look forward to continuing Secretary Grimsley’s legacy of assisting veterans, integrating services of those who support veterans, and advocating for our military installations, service members, and family members across the state.”
He and his wife reside in Columbia, South Carolina, and have three adult children.
The governor’s appointment is subject to Senate approval.
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