President Trump yesterday announced his intention to nominate Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The president named Robert Wilkie, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, as acting VA secretary in the interim, thanking David Shulkin, M.D., for his service as secretary. Jackson currently serves as the president’s physician and has served as a White House physician for the past three administrations. Shulkin was confirmed as VA secretary last February and previously served as VA under secretary for health.

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