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Veteran's Affairs

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Gracie Russell

on 19 March 2015

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Transcript of Veteran's Affairs

Veteran's Affairs
Gracie Russell
Est. July 21, 1930

Veteran's Affairs
Robert A. McDonald
credibility: Prior to joining VA, Secretary McDonald was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).
Military service:
He is an army veteran and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Graduated from West Point and placed in the top two percentile.
he is the founder of the McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference at West Point.
He has been in the position since, July 29, 2014. 8th person to serve in position
Leadership of Department
Mission Statement:
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

The President’s 2016 Budget includes $168.8 billion for VA in 2016. This includes $70.2 billion in discretionary resources and $95.3 billion in mandatory funding. Our discretionary budget request represents an increase of $5.2 billion, or 7.5 percent, over the 2015 enacted level.
Principle functions of department
Staff Offices

Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs
Office of Human Resources and Administration
Office of Information and Technology
Office of Management
Office of Operations, Security and Preparedness
Office of Policy and Planning
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

National Cemetery Administration
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Health Administration
Key Agencies within the Department
Current Events
Veterans dying because of health care delays: 19 veterans died because of simple procedures such as colonoscopies not being carried out.
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