Trump Nominates James Byrne for VA Deputy Secretary

James Byrne, general counsel and acting deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, was nominated to fill his role on a full-time basis. He held executive positions at Lockheed Martin and brings more than 25 years of public sector leadership experience, the White House said Friday.

Byrne served as an international narcotics prosecutor for the Department of Justice and served as an infantry officer of the U.S. Marine Corps. The nominee joined the VA in 2017 and was appointed to serve as acting deputy secretary in August last year.

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