“Senate lawmakers on Wednesday confirmed James Byrne for the second-highest post at the Department of Veterans Affairs, officially filling a key leadership vacancy after an absence of more than a year.”
“Byrne, a former Marine infantry officer who previously served as VA’s general counsel, was approved for the post by a 81-11 vote. His nomination has been pending since April, but he has been serving in the post as acting director since August 2018…”
“Byrne is a Naval Academy graduate and a former international narcotics prosecutor at the Department of Justice. He also previously worked as an investigator with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction before leaving government to work for the Lockheed Martin Corporation for several years…” Read the full article here.
Source: After a long wait, VA finally has a deputy secretary – By Leo Shane III, September 11, 2019. Military Times.