Eric Shinseki

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Eric Ken Shinseki
Eric Shinseki official Veterans Affairs portrait.jpg
7th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
In office
January 21, 2009[1] – May 30, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJames Peake
Succeeded byRobert A. McDonald
Personal details
Born (1942-11-28) November 28, 1942 (age 76)
Lihue, Territory of Hawaii
Alma materUnited States Military Academy
Duke University
United States Army Command and General Staff College
National War College
ProfessionSoldier, Cabinet Secretary
AwardsUnited States Military Academy Distinguished Graduate Award
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star (3)
Purple Heart (2)
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1965 – 2003
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
CommandsArmy Chief of Staff
1st Cavalry Division
3rd Infantry Division
Seventh United States Army
Allied Land Forces Central Europe (General)
NATO Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina
9th Infantry Division
25th Infantry Division
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
5th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/warsVietnam War
Bosnian War

Eric Ken Shinseki (born November 28, 1942) is a retired United States Army four-star general who was serving as the 7th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. His last U.S. Army position was as the 34th Chief of Staff of the Army (1999-2003).

References[change | change source]

  1. "VA Official Biography - The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki". United States Department of Veterans Affairs. January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-08.