Shinseki's Temporary Replacement A Newcomer To VA

wochit politics
May 31, 2014 AT 6:52 AM
Sloan Gibson, the man President Obama has tapped to temporarily run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is essentially a newcomer to the agency himself: he joined the VA as deputy secretary in February. “We're going to need a new VA secretary, so Sloan is acting,” Obama said at a press conference announcing Shinseki’s resignation. Gibson, who served in the Army, is familiar with veterans issues from both his own military career and running USO, a non-profit which helps arrange activities to support U.S. troop serving overseas as well as helping them transition and find jobs once they return home.