May 1, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to transformation, with the aim of becoming an increasingly Veteran-centric, results-oriented, and forward-looking organization. In line with this commitment, Secretary Shinseki called for the formation of a Womens Veterans Task Force (WVTF) in July 2011, to be charged with developing a comprehensive VA action plan for resolving gaps in how our organization serves women Veterans. As an interim deliverable, the WVTF developed this draft strategy report to solicit stakeholder feedback on its initial findings and recommendations. Based on public comments to this draft, the WVTF will finalize its recommendations and develop a detailed action plan for implementation.The urgency of this effort is acute, given the rapid growth of the women Veteran population.