National Press Club

NPC Headliners Luncheon: The Hon. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

NPC Headliners Luncheon: The Hon. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

November 9, 2018 12:30 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge


Livestream will begin 11/9 at 1:00pm ET.

On November 11 of this year, the American people will observe the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which led to the creation of Veterans Day. As the tenth Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Hon. Robert Wilkie is responsible for overseeing the care of more than 20 million U.S. veterans and their families. Mr. Wilkie, who was nominated for the position by President Trump and sworn into office on July 30, 2018, will assess the performance of his Department and outline his goals for the care of our nation's Veterans just before the Veterans Day holiday at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, November 9.

Before confirmation as VA Secretary, Mr. Wilkie served Secretary James Mattis as his Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. The son of an Army artillery commander, Mr. Wilkie spent his youth at Fort Bragg, and has more than 20 years of federal service at the national and international level. Today, he is an officer in the United States Air Force Reserve assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff. Before joining the Air Force, he served in the United States Navy Reserve with the Joint Forces Intelligence Command, Naval Special Warfare Group Two, and the Office of Naval Intelligence.

Lunch will be served in the Club’s Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put VETERANS in the subject line and email to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Lindsay Underwood
(202) 662-7561

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