Major General (Retired) David Baldwin served in the United States Army from 1982 to 2022. His military career culminated in his service as the Adjutant General of California, the top ranked leader of the California National Guard. In this capacity, he served as a Cabinet member for two Governors and commanded nearly 30,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, civilians, and student Cadets. He served as a member of California’s Statewide Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Committee and oversaw efforts to enhance cybersecurity at state and local government agencies. He was a founding Co-Chair of the Multi-National Joint Commission for Ukrainian Defense Sector Reform, where he led efforts to dramatically improve the capabilities and interoperability of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Security Services.
General Baldwin received a BS in Medical Microbiology from Stanford University in 1985, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1996, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in 2003. General Baldwin’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge. His foreign military awards and decorations include the Ukrainian Badge of Glory and Honor of the Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine’s Order of Merit, Second Class, for Distinguished Service.