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United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki delivered the 2010 Commencement address.
Secretary Shinseki was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the seventh secretary of Veterans Affairs on January 21, 2009. He is a retired U.S. Army four-star general and served as chief of staff of the United States Army from 1999 to 2003, when he retired from active duty. He was nominated to be the speaker by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.