President Trump has nominated Robert Wilkie to permanently fill the position of secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wilkie has been holding the position temporarily since March. So who is Robert Wilkie?
As reported by foxnews.com
He served in the Air Force and Navy
Wilkie served in the United States Naval Reserve, according to his Defense Department biography.
He would later join the Air Force as a reserve officer and was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff, his biography said.
He holds a masters in strategic studies from the United States Army War College. Wilkie is also a graduate of Wake Forest University, Georgetown University and Loyola University in New Orleans.
He is also the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Wilkie took over as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in November 2017. According to his Defense Department biography, he advises the Secretary of Defense for Total Force Management on the National Guard, training, health issues and personnel requirements.
In 2005, Wilkie was tapped to serve as assistant secretary of the Defense Department. He was the youngest senior leader in the department at the time, his biography states.
Finishing off his extraordinary resume, Wilkie served as vice president for strategic programs for a global engineering company, where one of his assignments was reforming the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense Supply and Logistics System.
If you think that's all great, but he has no real government experience, think again. Wilkie worked for a former Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Trent Lott, and was an aide to a former Senator, and a former Congressman.
So what do you think? Did Trump choose the right person for the job? Please share, and let us know in the comments.