New Acting VA Secretary

January 28, 2021

As reported January 20 by Abbie Bennett forĀ Connecting Vets, a new president is in the Oval Office and that means a new VA secretary. But before President Joe Biden’s pick can receive approval from the Senate and be sworn in, the 46th president needed an acting VA secretary. Less than two hours after Biden took the oath of office, his administration, like others before, announced a series of new acting VA leaders and political appointees to lead the second-largest federal department and the largest healthcare system in the country. Chief among those is the new Acting Secretary Dat P. Tran, who previously served as principal deputy assistant secretary for enterprise integration at VA. Tran replaces outgoing VA Secretary (and Trump appointee) Robert Wilkie.
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