"Eric Ken Shinseki" is a retired United States Army General (United States)/general who served as the seventh United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2009-2014). His final U.S. Army post was as the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army/Chief of Staff of the Army (1999–2003). Shinseki is a veteran of two tours of combat in the Vietnam War, in which he was awarded three Bronze Stars for valor and two Purple Hearts. He was both the first Asian-American List of United States Army four-star generals/four-star general (1997) and then the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous soldiers! More Eric Shinseki on Wikipedia.