Military


  • Enlisted in the Air Force in 1978 as a medical service technician for 1 year


  • Received Presidential Nomination to the US Air Force Academy in 1980


  • Graduated from the Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 1984
    • BS in International Affairs


  • Received MA in Political Science in 1987 from the University of North Dakota


  • Received MBA from the University of North Dakota in 1989


  • 1988-1992 Assistant Professor of Military Art and Science at US Air Force Academy. Taught Soviet military doctrine, classic military doctrine, air power theory, and leadership and ethics


  • 1992-1995 Deputy Chief of Financial Management and Analysis, Air Mobility Command, McChord Air Force Base, Tacoma. Managed 300M operating budget and provided financial services for strategic deployments to Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan


  • 1995-1998 Chief, Financial Management and Analysis US Air Force Academy  
    • ​Prepared budget for Presidential approval through Pentagon





High School


  • Standard Jr. High
    • lead drummer in marching band
    • served in student government


  • Graduated from West High in 1978


  • Member of:
    • CA Scholarship Federation
    • National Honor Society
    • Debate Team
    • Football team
    • Student Government
    • Spanish Club



Interests

  • VA Awareness
  • Stock market
  • Politics
  • Community
  • History
  • Filmmaking
  • Harley Davidson enthusiast
  • Boating
  • Fantasy Football 


Veteran


  • Cold War Victory
    • 1984-1988 Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND, Strategic Nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combat Crew Launch Officer (third part of US Strategic Nuclear Triad)


  • Gulf War I Victory
    • Chief, Financial Management and Analysis, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1993-1994 for Desert Storm/Southern Watch /Operation Provide Comfort II, enforcement of UN Resolutions 687 and 688 disarmament of Iraq (Saddam Hussein)


  • Disabled Veteran
    • Gulf War Illness from WMD exposure (2010-present)


Early Life


  • Grew up in Bakersfield: 4th Generation Kern County/3rd Generation Bakersfield

  • Parents: David Burum (deceased) and Claire Burum (step-mom/deceased) worked over 30 years at Crocker Citizens National Bank, and Colleen Burum (deceased) worked over 20 years at Union Oil in Oxnard/Ventura

  • Grandparents: John and Thelma Doda (life long members of the Eastern Star); Ray and Ruth Burum (Founded Burum, Young, and Wooldridge Law Firm, now known as Young and Wooldridge Law firm).

  • Family Children: Alex (31), Brandon (32), Justin (34)

    Beloved Service Dog
    Punkin (Chihuahua/Rat Terrior) from the Tiny Loving Canine Shelter- Simi Valley​


Special Awards


US Air Force 1978-1998


Service Medals include:

  • 2 Meritorious Service Medals
  • 2 Commendation Medals
  • Achievement Medal
  • Combat Readiness Medal
  • 2 Outstanding Unit Awards
  • 2 Organizational Excellence Awards
  • Southwest Asia Service with Device
  • Marksmanship
  • National Defense


Special Awards:


  • McChord Air Force Base selected as Best Financial Management Unit in the USAF; 3 time best in Air Mobility Command


  • 62nd AW Company Grade Support Staff Officer of the Year Award


  • 321 Strategic Missile Wing Junior Officer of the Quarter 




  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 



Business Owner


  • ​​1998-2012 CPA Practice:
    • Jeff Burum CPA MBA, MA, LLC
    • Income tax for businesses and individuals, accounting, payroll, business start-ups, financial planning, and estate planning


  • 1998–2010 Educator
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Income and Estate Taxation and Accounting at Colorado Technical and Regis Universities


  • 1998-Present Licensed
    • Investment Advisor Representative
    • President of Professional Financial Planning, Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO/Ventura County, CA
    • Investment services, retirement strategies, business strategies, estate/trust planning and personal financial services



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