Message to VA employees regarding Public Service Recognition Week

This week, VA joins the nation in celebrating Public Service Recognition Week, a federal observance recognizing the value of public service, and honoring the men and women who serve the public at the federal, state, county, and local level.

I count myself fortunate to have spent most of my life in public service and I hope you feel the same way about serving Veterans.

You have the most inspiring mission in the federal government — to care for those “who shall have borne the battle.”  And in the past few years, you’ve made amazing progress in improving Veterans’ care and services.

This week, we will be recognizing your past achievements as well as your continued commitment to public service at events all across the country.

It’s an occasion for VA leaders and coworkers at all levels to acknowledge the importance of our work and the significance of our contributions.

I am sincerely grateful for your service to America’s Veterans, and I am honored to serve alongside you.

Thank you, and God bless all who serve.


Robert Wilkie

The Honorable Robert L. Wilkie was sworn in to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs on July 30, 2018. He also served as the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs from March 28, 2018 to May 29, 2018.

Before confirmation as VA Secretary, Mr. Wilkie served Secretary James Mattis as his Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness—the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for Total Force Management as it relates to readiness, National Guard and Reserve component affairs, health affairs, training, and personnel requirements and management, including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and the quality of life for military families.


  1. Joseph Jordan    

    I want to thank the secretaries that work at the local VA clinic for there warm welcomes and professionalism even when your not having the best of days you are always cheerful & heartfelt.

    Sincerely, Thank you.

  2. Andre DeGarza    

    I am an attorney who has applied to numerous Attorney Advisor positions. I am not complaining, I just want to find work. I also have a serious dental problem, that I have already paid $5000.00, ( for 5 implants, but no teeth just the holes in my mouth). I would be very grateful if I could get someone to help me just apply for a position, I believe that I am providing the exact answers the attorneys/ human resource people are looking to read in my application. Please help me, my teeth are really in horrible need of repair. I can’t eat. Thank You, Andre DeGarza, Attorney at Law

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