Tood McCaffrey - Major General

Major General (Ret.) Todd B. McCaffrey serves as South Carolina's Secretary of Veterans' Affairs where he leads a cabinet level agency focused on assisting Veterans and their families to thrive, leveraging Veteran talent for state economic development, and advocating for the significant Department of Defense footprint across the Palmetto State.

General McCaffrey served in the U.S. Army for more than 34 years, completing his military career as the Chief of Staff, United States Africa Command. Following his military retirement, McCaffrey relocated to South Carolina and joined the University of South Carolina as the Director of Military Affairs where he assisted the University by integrating and expanding its portfolio of defense and other national security related efforts.

Upon departing the University, he consulted in the private sector to clients in defense-related industries, government, and academia and served on the boards of directors for a South Carolina based Veteran's service organization and a university affiliated research nonprofit.

During his military career, General McCaffrey commanded units at all echelons through division-level and led both an infantry battalion and Stryker Brigade Combat Team in combat. As a Division Commander, he gained a lasting respect for the service and sacrifice of our nation'[s citizen-soldiers commanding First Army Division East, one of two active-duty training support divisions. His other assignments include service as Chief of Staff to two 4-Star level commanders, and as the Deputy Commander at U.S. Armu Pacific where he supervised Army operations across the Pacific.

General McCaffrey is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds Masters-level degrees in Economics from the Colorado School of Mines and in National Security Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Among his military decorations, he has earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.

He and his wife Lisa reside in Columbia, South Carolina They are blessed with two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter