Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin will be replaced by White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump announced Wednesday.
Robert Wilkie, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, will be acting secretary until Jackson’s confirmation.
“I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!” Trump said on Twitter.
Jackson began his active duty naval service in 1995 at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia. He joined the marines in 2005 and was deployed to Iraq as an emergency medicine provider, before being selected as a White House physician in 2006. President Obama appointed him as physician to the president, his current role.