Donald Trump Picks David Shulkin, Current Obama Appointee, to Lead Veterans Affairs – NBC News

Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would name David Shulkin to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. “And by the way, speaking of veterans, I appointed today the head secretary of the Veterans Administration, David Shulkin,” Trump said during a wide-ranging press conference, adding, “He’s fantastic. He will do a truly great job.” Shulkin currently serves as undersecretary for health at the VA, and his appointment marks a rare gesture to maintain government continuity under the new administration.