Danny Pummill was appointed Acting Under Secretary for Benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs on Oct. 19, 2015. In this position, he leads more than 20,000 employees in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in the delivery of non-medical benefits programs for Veterans, including disability compensation, pension and fiduciary, education, home loan guaranty, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and transition, employment and economic impact. Pummill retired as a Colonel after a 33-year career in the United States Army. He served as an Adjutant General Corps Officer and an enlisted Field Artillery and Infantry soldier in a variety of assignments. He has served at every level in the Army from squad through Headquarters Department of the Army. Commanding two separate Battalions, his duties have taken him to Panama, Central America, Korea, Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and various locations throughout the United States.