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Eric Ken Shinseki United States Army general who served as the seventh United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2009–2014). His final U.S. Army post was as the 34th Chief of Staff of the Army (1999–2003). Shinseki is a veteran of two tours of combat in the Vietnam War, in which he was awarded three Bronze Stars for ...


Eric K. Shinseki, in full Eric Ken Shinseki, (born November 28, 1942, Lihue, Hawaii [U.S.]), U.S. Army officer who was the first Asian American to achieve the rank of four-star general. He commanded North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO) peacekeeping forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1997–98), served as army chief of ...


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May 30, 2014 ... Eric K. Shinseki resigned as secretary of veterans affairs Friday, apologizing for a scandal in which employees throughout the VA's massive hospital system conspired to hide months-long wait times that veterans faced when seeking care. The size and scope of the coverups in an agency that he had ...


Eric Ken Shinseki (b. November 28, 1942, in Lihue, Hawaii) was formerly the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 2009, by a voice vote. He resigned from office on May 30, 2014, amid controversy over secret waiting lists which delayed care in VA hospitals across the ...


May 30, 2014 ... Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki re-enters the hearing room after testifying before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to examine the state of veteran health care. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). WASHINGTON — In the 38 years that he served in the United States Army, Eric Shinseki believed in a military ...


May 30, 2014 ... After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction as the nation tries to fix the scandal in the delivery of ...


Dec 18, 2008 ... President-elect Barack Obama named Shinseki secretary of Veterans Affairs.


May 30, 2014 ... Eric Shinseki, a retired Army general, has been in the spotlight before. But as head of the VA, he is feeling extreme heat.