State auditor deployed to South Korea

OLYMPIA — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is in South Korea on a two-week military deployment.

Office spokesman Matt Miller said all employees in the auditor’s office were notified about the deployment on Friday. Kelley has been overseas since Sunday or Monday. The office didn’t make a public announcement about Kelley’s absence.

While working as state auditor, Kelley is also a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and works as a JAG officer. Miller says Kelley rarely gets called to do National Guard work during the week and that deployments are also rare, with the last one happening two years ago. Miller also says Kelley has been in regular contact with his executive team during his time in South Korea.

The News Tribune of Tacoma first reported on Kelley’s deployment.

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