Governor Walker announced Thursday that he is reappointing John Scocos as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Scocos previously served as the Secretary for the DVA from 2003 to 2009 under the Doyle administration. Scocos is a U.S. Army Reserve colonel and has served two of tours of duty inIraq. Scocos’ appointment requires confirmation by the State Senate. Scocos indicated he is looking forward to serving veterans and addressing important issues such as unemployment among veterans, financial issues at state veterans homes, and the solvency of the state veterans trust fund.