Dept. of Veterans Affairs Fires Longtime DC Medical Center Director Who Was Reassigned in April

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs fired the longtime head of the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center amid growing questions about his leadership of the facility.

In a statement Tuesday, the agency said Brian Hawkins “failed to provide effective leadership at the medical center.”

The agency had reassigned Hawkins in April, hours after an internal inspection revealed large scale supply shortages and unsanitary conditions in the medical center’s supply areas.

A News4 I-Team investigation revealed Hawkins reassignment was to a new position at agency headquarters on Vermont Avenue. His move to a significant position triggered criticism from congressional leaders and military veterans.

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