Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

December 20, 2013

McAuliffe names retired Navy officer to Cabinet

ARLINGTON, Va. — The retired commander of the U.S. Forces Fleet in Norfolk has been named to Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s Cabinet.

McAuliffe announced Friday that Adm. John Harvey Jr. will serve as secretary of veterans affairs and homeland security. The Democratic governor-elect has now named 10 of his 12 Cabinet members.

The 62-year-old Harvey received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973 and served in a variety of positions during his 39-year career. He has a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.

McAuliffe praised Harvey for his “unmatched leadership” and his knowledge of both veterans affairs and emergency preparedness.

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Sister Newspapers' News