Nov. 5, 2018: Joseph V. Cuffari was nominated as the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Cuffari, of Arizona, is currently the Policy Adviser for Military and Veterans Affairs for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. Cuffair previously held the same position for former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. Cuffari previously worked for the U.S. Air Force for forty-one years; he worked on active duty for the Reserves; and he worked for the Arizona Air National Guard. He first enlisted in the Air Force in 1977. Cuffair held several managerial positions at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and at the U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General. He was also a Commander with AFOSI at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida; at England Air Force Base in Louisiana; and in Naples, Italy, with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In 2013, he retired from his position as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Office of the Inspector General in Tucson, Arizona. Cuffari received a Ph.D. in philosophy and M.A. degrees in management. He received a B.S. degree in business administration and management information systems from the University of Arizona.