Kauffman - West Point

Brent A. Kauffman
Major, U.S. Army
FA59 (Strategic Plans & Policy)
Current Assignment:
July 2007 Present
Instructor of Economics, Department of Social Sciences,
U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Civilian Education:
June 2003
MBA (Managerial Economics, Public/Nonprofit Management),
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
May 1993
BS (Computer Science), U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Military Education:
June 2007
January 2005
October 2002
March 1994
September 1993
June 1992
July 1991
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Strategist (6Z) and
Joint Planner (3H) Additional Skill Identifiers), Fort Leavenworth, KS
Combined Arms Exercise Course (CAS3 for RC), Waukegan, IL
Signal Officer Advanced Course – RC (DHG), Fort Gordon, GA
Signal Officer Basic Course, Fort Gordon, GA
Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA
Air Assault School, Fort Campbell, KY
Mountain Warfare School (Summer Phase), Ethan Allen Range, VT
Civilian Experience:
June 1998 –
May 2005
Senior Business Consultant, Kraft Foods, Glenview, IL
May 2002 April 2005
Assistant Baseball Coach, Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL
Previous Military Assignments:
July 2005 June 2006
Operations Officer and Information Management Officer, Combined Joint
Special Operations Task Force, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan (OEF)
May 2002 May 2005
Recruiting Region Commander, Directorate of Admissions,
USAR MALO attached to U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
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May 1999 May 2002
Recruiting Detachment Commander, Directorate of Admissions,
USAR MALO attached to U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
October 1997 May 1998
Battalion Signal Officer, 3-67 Armor Battalion, 4th Infantry Division,
Fort Hood, TX
June 1997 September 1997
Communications Plans Officer, J6, Joint Task Force – Southwest Asia,
Eskan Village, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Operation Southern Watch)
February 1996 May 1997
Automation Platoon Leader, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division,
Fort Hood, TX (Task Force XXI Advanced Warfighting Experiment)
April 1995 January 1996
Battalion Signal Officer, 3-41 Infantry Battalion (M), 2nd Armored Division,
Fort Hood, TX
April 1994 March 1995
Platoon Leader, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade,
Camp Howze, Republic of Korea
Military Awards:
Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal;
Army Achievement Medal (4 awards); National Defense Service Medal (2 awards); Afghanistan
Campaign Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Army
Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M device); NATO
Medal; Army Superior Unit Award; Airborne Badge; Air Assault Badge
Additional Positions and Awards:
Advisor-at-Large, Advisory Council, West Point Association of Graduates, 2007 – 2009
Board of Directors, West Point Society of Chicago, 2003 – 2005
Member, Academy Nomination Committees for 3 U.S. Representatives, various 1999 – 2006
Member, Kraft Employee Fund Leadership Council, 2002 – 2005
National Finalist, Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Junior Army Officer of the Year, 2003
President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold), 2005
Policy Interests: Immigration Reform; Lobbying Reform; Congressional Redistricting;
International Trade; Public Financing of Sports Facilities; Establishment of U.S. Public Service
Hobbies & Interests: Baseball; Bowling; Running; Olympics; USMA Admissions; JMO Support
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