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Colonel Michael G. Kauffman

Chief of Staff

COL Michael G. Kauffman was born on April 9, 1969 in Brunswick, ME. He entered active duty in 1993, receiving his Regular Army commission to the Medical Service Corps immediately after graduating from the Salisbury State University College Bachelors of Administration in Business Administration. Upon completion of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course and the Medical Logistics Management Course, he began his career as Medical Logistics Officer.

COL Kauffman’s Assignments include: Deputy Chief of Logistics, US Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD; Company Executive Officer, Medical Company USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, MD; Chief, Log Plan, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD; Chief Log, US Army Research Institute of Environment Medicine, Natick, MA; S4, 168th Area Support Medical Battalion, Camp Walker, Korea; Detachment Commander, US Army Research Institute of Environment Medicine, Natick, MA; Force Medical Supply Officer, 1st Support Battalion, 18th Airborne Corps, Sinai, Egypt; Chief, Plans, US Army Medical Materiel Agency; Hospital Adjutant, 1984th US Army Hospital, Fort Wainwright, AK; USAR Boards Officer, US Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY; BN S2/3, 75th Combat Support Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL; BN Executive Officer, 75th Combat Support Hospital; Capability Developer/Medical Operations Officer, US Army Medical Department Center and School; Brigade S3, 804th Medical Brigade, Devens, MA. Commander, 388th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Hays, KS, G3, 807th MC (DS), Fort Douglas, UT. COL Kauffman is currently assigned as the Chief of Staff, 807th MC (DS), Fort Douglas, UT.

COL Kauffman’s Professional Education includes: Airborne School in 1992, AMEDD Officer Basic Course in 1993, Medical Log Management Course in 1994, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course in 2000, CAS3 in 2001, Command and General Staff Officer College/Intermediate Level Education common core in 2008, Health Services Plans, Operations, Intelligence course, 2008, Masters Business Administration, Trident University in 2009. COL Kauffman is currently enrolled in the Army War College Distance Education Program.

COL Kauffman’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC), Army Commendation Medal with 5 OLCs, Army Achievement Medal w 2 OLC, National Defense Service Medal w 1OLC, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w 2 OLC, Multi National Force and Observers w 1 OLC, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge.

COL Kauffman was married on July 10, 1993 to the former Tammy Sue Droneburg of Frederick, MD, who is a Registered Nurse. COL Kauffman has two children, son Cody and daughter Cassidy.