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Eric Ken Shinseki is a retired 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 ...


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 ...


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


Veterans Affairs IG finds no direct links between patient deaths and scheduling scams at Phoenix hospital · By Mark Flatten | Tue, August 26th, 2014 6:19 pm. Veterans' advocate says VA tries to 'whitewash' Phoenix deaths · By Mark Flatten | Tue, August 26th, 2014 1:37 pm. Veterans Affairs still using old tricks to hide ...


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 ...


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May 30, 2014 ... WASHINGTON — The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, apologized to veterans and lawmakers on Friday for the agency's mismanagement of the nation's veterans hospitals as he prepared to meet with President Obama, his job on the line, over the widening scandal.


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 ...


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