Obama Announces Shinseki as Veterans Affairs Secretary


The president-elect formalizes his appointment of the former Army Chief — who left the military under a cloud during the Bush administration — at Sunday presser.

“No one will ever doubt that this former Army Chief of Staff has the courage to stand up for our troops and our veterans.”

Full remarks here and press release on Shinseki announcement here.

Shinseki speaks after Obama, pledges to build a “smooth, error-free, no-fail benefits-assured transition” back to civilian life for veterans.

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