- Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:47 pm
But. Yet. The literal head of the United States' Department of Veterans' Affairs isn't a Vet!?
By DAVE PHILIPPS
January 11, 2017
In a move that left many veterans groups breathing a sigh of relief, President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday selected the current head of the nation’s sprawling veterans health care system, Dr. David J. Shulkin, an appointee of President Obama’s, to become secretary of veterans affairs.
If confirmed, he will be the first secretary to lead the department who is not a veteran.