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Report: Army Vet Paul Lawrence Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

Paul Lawrence

President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Lawrence, a retired U.S. Army captain and current vice president of Kaiser Associates‘ public sector business, to serve as Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary for benefits, Military Times reported Wednesday.

Lawrence, if confirmed by Congress, would lead the Veterans Benefits Administration and oversee the agency’s efforts to deliver benefits and services to military personnel, veterans and their families.

The position has been filled by a series of interim officials after Allison Hickey resigned in October 2015, according to the report.

Lawrence previously held positions at Accenture, Ernst and YoungIBM and Mitre.

The Army Airborne School graduate holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a doctorate in economics from Virginia Tech.

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