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IAVA keeps close tabs on list of potential VA Secretary nominees

The list of potential candidates being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for VA Secretary reported in the media is long and wide-ranging. Below is our most updated and comprehensive list (as of Monday, January 9). Stay tuned to @IAVA for all the latest on this important moment for the veterans community and all Americans.

Former MA Senator Scott Brown

HI Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Former Concerned Veterans of America CEO and Fox News Host Pete Hegseth

FL Representative Jeff Miller*

Former AK Governor Sarah Palin*

Former MA Governor Mitt Romney*

Former FL Representative Allen West

Former TX Governor Rick Perry (recently named as Sec of Energy)

MT Representative Ryan Zinke (recently named as Sec of Interior)

NJ Governor Chris Christie*

Navy Admiral Michelle Howard

Army General Ann Dunwoody

Admiral Thad Allen

Florida Businessman Luis Quinonez* (withdrew himself from consideration)

Former Deputy Secretary of VA, Leo Mackay, Jr.

Toby Cosgrove (withdrew himself from consideration).

IQ Management Services CEO Haraz Ghanbari

+Current VA Sec Bob McDonald has been recommended for consideration by over 30 of the nation’s leading veterans organization. But it has not been confirmed that he has spoken with or met with President-elect Trump.

*Indicates candidates who have never served in the military.

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