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General Eric Ken Shinseki was the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and retired from the post in 2003. During his tenure, he initiated an innovative, but controversial plan to make the Army lighter and faster by creating Stryker Brigade Combat Teams.


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General Shinseki's retirement in 2003 has been a matter of some controversy, as it became a disputed point in the first of the 2004 U.S. presidential election debates. The Democratic candidate, John Kerry, made the claim that Shinseki was forcibly retired over his estimates of troop requirements for the 2003 Iraq War, which were much larger than predicted by the George W. Bush Administration, including Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Bush maintained that Shinseki had put in for retirement before the start of the War. Shinseki's own statement is that he was forced into retirement, though not necessarily over the specific question of troop requirements in Iraq.

Shinseki is a native of Hawaii and is the only Japanese American to ever be promoted to the Army's top position.

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The scandalous withdrawal of VA secretary nominee Adm. Ronny Jackson on Thursday was just the latest episode in a long stretch of chaos at the Department of Veterans Affairs. If President Trump wants to end the turmoil at the VA and allow the department to confront its critical problems, he will need ...
First, in 2014, a distinguished retired general, Eric Shinseki, left abruptly when the Arizona VA's problems occurred despite continued improvements in the administration during his five years as director. And after a few more years of continuing improvements under director Dr. David Shulkin, he too ...

(CNN) -- For years, the US Department of Veterans Affairs had been roiled by mishaps, setbacks and controversies. But recently, several Veterans and their family members told CNN, they believed the department was finally improving. Now, with all the political turmoil surrounding the appointment of a ...
Former secretary Eric Shinseki resigned once the wait list scandal hit in 2014. He likely should've just weathered the storm to help finalize the massive reforms being ushered in under his watch. Then Bob McDonald gave it whirl for two years but a squabble between President Trump and McDonald ...
WASHINGTON — The controversies surrounding President Donald Trump's pick to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs have not only thrown the agency's leadership into disarray but also threaten to undo years of work by previous officials to try and rehabilitate the massive bureaucracy's public ...
Merkley personally reached out to then VA Secretary Eric Shinseki several times about Campbell's case. Lynchild died in December 2012. And on Jan. 29, 2013, the VA granted Campbell a waiver, making the couple the first in the country to be granted the right to be buried next to their same-sex spouse.

During her 25 years of service, friends said Campbell concealed her sexual identity to avoid dishonorable discharge. Following sustained advocacy from Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, then-Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki granted a burial waiver ...
... 2014 – VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns. June 9, 2014 – The Department of Veterans Affairs releases the results of an internal audit of hundreds of Veterans Affairs facilities. It reveals that 63,869 veterans enrolled in the VA health care system in the past 10 years have yet to be seen for an appointment.
Lynchild's burial in a national cemetery is believed to be the first of a same-sex partner of a veteran -- Linda was a Lt. Col. in the Air Force and Oregon National Guard -- and required a waiver of VA policy by Eric Shinseki, the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Campbell died in March.
... 2014 - VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns. June 9, 2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs releases the results of an internal audit of hundreds of Veterans Affairs facilities. It reveals that 63,869 veterans enrolled in the VA health care system in the past 10 years have yet to be seen for an appointment.
Eric Shinseki. The luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in DeRussy Hall on the hotel's second floor. Harris was born in Japan to his Japanese mother and Caucasian father, who was serving in the Navy in Japan during World War II when the couple met. Adm. Harris was always supportive of ...
Navy veteran Samuel Ewing, left, waits to be seen by a medical care provider at the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif., in April 2015. White House and department officials are involved in a years-long fight over privatization of VA programs and responsibilities.
That scandal cost then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki his position. Shinseki's replacement, Robert McDonald, promptly displayed an utter lack of respect for veterans with his obtuse remarks comparing VA care to a trip to Disneyland. He said of the long wait times that veterans must experience for clinic visits, ...
The number one question reverberating throughout the veterans' community right now is whether Admiral Ronny Jackson is qualified to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. This begs the question, what exactly qualifies one to lead the nation's second largest government agency?
Earlier this year, the Washington Post reported that Shulkin's chief of staff doctored emails so that Shulkin's wife could join him on a 10-day trip to Europe—at taxpayers' expense. In 2014, Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned after an Inspector General report revealed that veterans were waiting as long as 115 ...
... research, technology, personnel and administrative staff to be fully effective, you've got to have unified leadership and unambiguous goals. That can't happen if there's a headquarters culture of Secretary-be-damned. I mean, how bad could Eric Shinseki, Bob McDonald and David Shulkin possibly be?
And it has proven unwieldy even when led by highly decorated, experienced administrators such as Eric Shinseki, a retired four-star Army general who resigned during the Obama administration amid a scandal over lengthy wait times and faulty scheduling practices for medical appointments. Shinseki was ...

McDonald replaced Eric Shinseki, who had been chief of staff for the Army. Jackson is being asked to take on an enormous, complicated, and troubled bureaucracy with much less direct experience than those men. Jackson did, however, look good on TV discussing Trump's health—and both in the past and ...
McDonald served as the chief executive of Procter & Gamble and will replace Eric Shinseki who resigned after allegations of delayed care came to light. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images). US President Barack Obama speaks to US Vice President Joe Biden after Biden introduced him during a ...
Fifteen years ago this week, George W. Bush launched the invasion of Iraq. Bush and Co. intended the second Iraq War as a stepping-stone to wider domination of the Middle East, and they claimed victory when Saddam Hussein's dictatorial regime fell quickly. But within months, the U.S. faced mass ...
Experienced professionals who were more cautious in their appraisals—like Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki, who asserted that many more troops would be needed to secure Iraq than the Pentagon was letting on—were marginalized and forced out, discarded as dinosaurs who didn't understand ...
In 2014, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned when a federal investigation revealed falsified data masking dangerously long patient wait times. The Obama administration responded with the Veterans Choice Program, which tried to mitigate the VA's case backlog by allowing veterans to seek care from ...
Eric Shinseki was forced out as secretary of veterans affairs and replaced by Bob McDonald, a veteran and Procter & Gamble executive whose political contributions over the years had gone exclusively to Republicans. Armed with new authority and new money by the McCain-Sanders legislation and ...
For example, VA officials at the local, regional and national level knew for years about widespread falsification of patient wait times before a national crisis exploded in the headlines in 2014. The secretary at the time, Eric Shinseki, was not aware of the breadth of the problems. He resigned amid the fallout.
... the fundamental overarching problem of a lack of qualified labor is what will drive more commercial printers to embrace inkjet technology. It is going to change commercial printers' business models, however uncomfortable that may be. But as U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki, who was in charge of supply ...
Jeff Merkley lobbied then-Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to allow the burial. He granted a burial waiver for Lynchild on Jan. 29, 2013. In her South Waterfront apartment, Campbell hung a personal note from President Obama thanking Campbell for her service and expressing ...
In 2014—exactly 40 years later—front-line clinical staffing shortages coupled with manipulation of wait-time information by administrators at more than 40 clinics in 19 states led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Further investigation revealed more than a decade of systemic data manipulation, ...
Jeff Merkley lobbied then-Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to allow the burial. He granted a burial waiver for Lynchild on Jan. 29, 2013. In her South Waterfront apartment, Campbell hung a personal note from President Obama thanking Campbell for her service and expressing ...
The secretary of the VA, Eric Shinseki, was forced to resign. Janet Napolitano had to apologize for issuing a false and offensive report that returning war vets were liable to join right-wing terrorist groups. Finally, a community organizer/sometime senator/president buys an $8.1-million home in DC? If you're ...
The scandal that engulfed the Department of Veterans Affairs these past few weeks was sordid and sad. More disturbingly, it has only gotten worse, illuminating the deep-seated problems that still plague the VA. Our veterans deserve better, starting with a full house-cleaning. The VA's current round of ...
Those who know Eric Shinseki chuckled when their laconic friend began his Army retirement speech in 2003 with this: "'My name is Shinseki, and I am a soldier." It was pure Shinseki, longtime friend Rollie Stichweh thought. Shinseki, ending his Army career that day as chief of staff, had always been a man ...
Under withering criticism, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki told a Senate committee on Thursday that he was "mad as hell" about allegations of deadly waiting times and coverup at VA hospitals but he doesn't plan to resign. The retired Army general faced angry legislators and then aggressive ...
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has ordered a "face-to-face audit" at all Department of Veterans Affairs clinics, a spokeswoman told CNN on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the House Veterans Affairs Committee voted to subpoena Shinseki in the wake of accusations that his department is responsible ...
Then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki eventually stepped down amid a CVA-led campaign demanding his resignation. In the 2014 midterms, CVA featured the wait-time scandal in a large ad campaign and financed a “Get Out The Veteran” tour designed to drive up conservative turnout. “Secret waiting lists.
In 2014, he cheered the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki as a “good first step.” And in a 2015 tribute to the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, he opined: “The actions against the rule of law by President Obama, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Attorneys General Eric Holder and ...
Those revelations led to the resignation of then-Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, as well as laws intended to increase accountability at the Department and increase access to care outside of VA facilities for veterans. Unfortunately, this new audit found that the pattern of ...
Lynchild's burial in a national cemetery is believed to be the first of a same-sex partner of a veteran -- Linda was a Lt. Col. in the Air Force and Oregon National Guard -- and required a waiver of VA policy by Eric Shinseki, the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. After winning the waiver, Linda ...
When former chief of staff Eric Shinseki introduced the black beret, previously reserved only to those assigned to the highly competitive Ranger battalions, controversy erupted. On the one hand, Milley should have known better. His career includes stints in both Special Forces (“Green Beret”) and Ranger ...
The secretary of the VA, Eric Shinseki, was forced to resign. Janet Napolitano had to apologize for issuing a false and offensive report that returning war vets were liable to join right-wing terrorist groups. Finally, a community organizer/sometime senator/president buys an $8.1-million home in DC? If you're ...
The scandal that engulfed the Department of Veterans Affairs these past few weeks was sordid and sad. More disturbingly, it has only gotten worse, illuminating the deep-seated problems that still plague the VA. Our veterans deserve better, starting with a full house-cleaning. The VA's current round of ...
This particular scenario sparked national outrage and led to the resignation of the VA Secretary at the time, Eric Shinseki. This past week, the chief of surgery for a VA Medical Center in Oregon stepped down upon recent allegations of retaliation and bullying. Clearly, there has been and still is a major need ...
The only officer to make this point had been the Army chief of staff, General Eric Shinseki, who had no doubts about the outcome of the actual fighting but argued that some 300,000 men would be needed in Iraq to stabilize the country, for which there were no plans. The United States, he believed, was ...
I also wondered if he supported General Eric Shinseki, who told President George W. Bush that it would take 500,000 troops to take over Iraq. Anyone who truly cared about our military would surely make sure the mission was worth their lives and limbs. General Shinseki had served in Vietnam, losing part ...
Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted out a response on Friday to reports that Trump's used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and other African nations, saying "We're better than this." "It's not how a president should speak. It's not how a president should behave. Most of all, it's not what a president ...
fishburne military school In preparation for their appearance in Governor-elect Ralph Northam's Inaugural Parade this weekend, the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets will be staging a practice march through parts of Waynesboro tomorrow afternoon. The practice parade will begin Wednesday at ...
fishburne military school Virginia's oldest and smallest military school for boys has officially been selected to march in the Virginia Gubernatorial Inaugural Parade in Richmond. Fishburne Military School was formally invited last week by the Northam Inaugural Committee to march in Governor-elect Ralph ...
FMS has also marched in review for dignitaries such as President Calvin Coolidge, Virginia Governor Harry Flood Byrd and secretaries of the Army Generals George C. Marshall and Eric Shinseki, the press release said. "Fishburne Military School is tremendously honored to accept this invitation,” Capt.
“We have achieved substantial discounts by aligning our EHR deployment and implementation with the Department of Defense.” But some members of the House appropriations subcommittee were skeptical. Many of them were in the same room in 2011, when former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and former ...
Pictured, from left, are Father Faletoi, Kurt Meyer, deacon Shinseki, Ese'ese “Ace” Tui, Romple Emwalu and Chance Billmeyer. The Honolulu-born, Kauai-raised deacon is a graduate of Kauai High School. He entered the Jesuits' Chicago province in 2009. Shinseki is the nephew of General Eric Shinseki, ...
That same level of evidence was used in 2010 by then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to add ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease to the Agent Orange presumptive list. Shinseki had stronger evidence, an IOM finding of “positive association” to herbicide for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which he ...


 

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