The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that Paul R. Lawrence assumed office May 15 as the department's new Under Secretary for Benefits. Lawrence is a former Army captain and airborne school graduate, and has served in a number of key positions in the accounting industry, focusing primarily in the area of federal government practices. VA also announced that Thomas J. Murphy, currently the Executive in Charge of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), will become the new VBA Midwest Area Director, in St. Louis, Mo. Also, Margarita Devlin will become Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits in VBA.
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