Duckworth For Assistant VA Secretary
the Chicago Soldiers Memorial, November 11, 2008
Tammy Duckworth tapped for Assistant VA Secretary
Today, the Obama administration announced that the President intends to nominate veteran Tammy Duckworth to be Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Duckworth, who lost both her legs serving in the Iraq war, is currently director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and ran for the the House in the 2006 elections. From the Obama team’s press release:As assistant secretary, Duckworth will direct VA’s public affairs, internal communications and intergovernmental relations. She also will oversee programs for homeless Veterans, consumer affairs and special rehabilitative events.