Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tennessee) has been selected to serve as chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee beginning next session, Military Times reported Friday.
Leo Shane III writes Roe will succeed Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Florida), who has retired after leading the committee for the past six years.
Roe has been a member of the committee since 2009 and will continue efforts at the lower chamber to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of his new role, according to the report.
The former U.S. Army doctor was deployed to South Korea for medical missions at an evacuation hospital during his two-year service with the 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Medical Battalion.
Prior to his political career, Roe worked as an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Tennessee and consulted with VA doctors for some of his patients.