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John Gingrich Retiring as VA Chief of Staff

John Gingrich (pictured second from left)
John Gingrich (pictured second from left)

John Gingrich, chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, will retire from the agency by the end of this month after four years in the position, according to Federal News Radio.

Gingrich was responsible for helping the secretary and deputy secretary manage the department’s day-to-day operations, encompassing more than 286,000 employees working in medical centers, clinics, benefits offices and national cemeteries.

According to the report, Gingrich is a 37-year veteran of federal and military service and served 30 years in the Army and retiring as a colonel in 2001.

After retiring from the Army, he joined the Senior Executive Service and served as director for Army strategic communications initiatives within the office of the chief of staff between 2000 and 2003.

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