CEO of Disabled Veterans National Foundation Comments on Resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki

Joseph VanFonda (SgtMaj Ret.), the CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans, released this statement following the announcement of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation.

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Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Sec. Shinseki's resignation provides an opportunity to repair this unfortunate situation by bringing in new leadership focused on correcting the issues facing a systematically flawed department.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

Joseph VanFonda (SgtMaj Ret.), the CEO of Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, released the following statement after the announcement of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation.:

“Knowing Secretary Shinseki as an extremely honorable individual who has given so much to his country, both in the military and as Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, the circumstances surrounding his resignation are unfortunate but unsurprising in light of the recent issues regarding the VA."

VanFonda continued, “That said, Sec. Shinseki's resignation provides an opportunity to repair this unfortunate situation by bringing in new leadership focused on correcting the pressing issues facing a systematically flawed department. Our veterans have sacrificed too much for the sake of our freedom to get caught in the middle of the bureaucratic nightmare that currently exists. We can not continue to allow veterans to suffer from the very system they fought to protect in the past and now depend on today.”

About DVNF:

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

We achieve this mission by:

  •     Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
  •     Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
  •     Providing supplemental assistance through the Wellness & Morale program and Empowerment Webinars.
  •     Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.