Major General Todd B. McCaffrey assumed duties as the Chief of Staff to the Commander, United States Africa Command in July 2018. He is responsible for exercising day-to-day supervision of the staff, management of matters involving the daily operations of the Command, and provides counsel and advice to the Commander, Deputies, and the Command Senior Enlisted Leader on all matters affecting the Command.
Major General McCaffrey was commissioned an infantry officer following graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1986. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. He holds master’s degrees in National Security Studies from the Army War College and in Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Major General McCaffrey initially served with 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry at Fort Drum, New York. He commanded a rifle company at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division and was the division commander’s aide-de-camp during Operation Uphold Democracy. Following graduate school, he was a battalion and then brigade operations officer in 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, followed by a joint tour at U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Major General McCaffrey commanded 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Lewis, Washington, leading the battalion’s transformation into a Stryker Infantry Battalion and a combat deployment to Iraq. Following attendance at the Army War College, he returned to Schofield Barracks and the 25th Infantry Division, assuming command of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team and leading it during the brigade's 15-month deployment to Baghdad, Iraq.
After brigade command, Major General McCaffrey remained in Hawaii to be the Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Pacific. Then, moving to the Pentagon, he served as Executive Officer to the Director of the Army Staff and two years as the Army's Director of Training. In 2013, he returned to Hawaii to serve sequential assignments as the 25th Infantry Division's Deputy Commanding General for Support and then for Operations; Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Pacific and then Deputy Commanding General. In 2016, Major General McCaffrey was honored to be the Commanding General of the 1st Army Division East at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Major General McCaffrey has been awarded the Combat and Expert Infantry Badges, the Ranger tab, the Airborne and Air Assault Badges, and the Army Staff Badge. His other decorations include three awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, three awards of the Legion of Merit, three awards of the Bronze Star Medal, and the Valorous Unit Award.Download full-resolution image of Major General Todd B. McCaffrey