Secretary of Energy and Veterans Affairs by Thomas Berman
The United States Secretary of Energy heads the department of energy, which was formed in 1977 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter. The mission of the department of energy as stated by energy.gov is “to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environment and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions”. The secretary’s job is to help implement the President’s energy agenda. For example, in the current administration, the secretary’s mission is to decrease our dependency on foreign, address climate change, and create jobs in energy. Along with the president’s agenda, the secretary was originally designated to focus on energy production and management, technology, and energy education. Since the cold war, the secretary’s job has also included supervision of nuclear energy and radiation control.
The secretary of veterans affairs is a position in the cabinet of the executive branch. The position was first implemented in 1992. The secretary is charged with supervision over the department of veterans affairs, tasked with managing issues such as veterans benefits and other concerning matters. As supervisor, the secretary is responsible for overseeing the department and advising the president on matters concerning veterans. The secretary is also responsible for implementing the president’s agenda on matters concerning veterans.