Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Scott Gould will step down from his position and leave the agency May 17, Federal News Radio reports.
Jason Miller writes Gould was confirmed for the position by the Senate in April 2009 after a civilian service career that included time as the Commerce Department‘s chief financial officer and assistant secretary for administration.
Gould has also served as deputy assistant treasury secretary for finance and management and as a White House fellow, Miller reports.
While at the VA, he was responsible for the department’s day-to-day operations and relationships with other agencies such as the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development.
Before his civilian career, he served as a naval intelligence reservist and has also been stationed on the Richard E. Byrd, according to the report.