Robert Wilkie

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Robert Wilkie (VA)

Robert Wilkie 

  • Title: Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs 

  • Best known for: Wilkie came from the Department of Defense to head the VA, where he was undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.  

  • Role on the task force: The VA runs the nation’s largest health system, with Wilkie serving as the conduit on the task force. 

  • A coronavirus quote: “We need to [limit visitors to VA nursing homes] to make sure those who use VA are protected, that they’re cared for. We will get over this, and we will make sure everything is done to protect those who have done so much for our country.” 

Robert Wilkie

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