Dec 07

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Obama Picks Shinseki to Lead Veterans Affairs

Via Associated Press and other sources

President-elect Barack Obama has nominated retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary.  Obama made the announcement Sunday in Chicago along with Shinseki.

See Shinseki's biography here.

In a statement on Shinseki's nomination, current VA Secretary James Peake said:

"I worked for General Shinseki when he was Army Chief of Staff and am proud to count him as a friend. He is a soldier who has dedicated his life to serving this nation. He knows service men and women, he knows large organizations, and he knows Washington." 

"The more than 270,000 VA employees serve veterans of all generations with great dedication, and, with record funding over the past eight years, they deliver outstanding care. General Shinseki will be a great leader for them and a strong advocate for our veterans."

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