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February 9, 2021 – The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, pledged he will ensure the Veterans Administration improves its services for all veterans and welcomes all veterans making sure employees adhere to the department’s core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence.

He further stated the department will redouble its efforts to provide care for veterans who were sexually assaulted while serving in the military.

Reference: Kime, Patricia, New VA Secretary Vows to ‘Redouble’ Efforts to Help Military Sexual Trauma Survivors”, military.com, https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/02/09/new-va-secretary-vows-redouble-efforts-help-military-sexual-trauma-survivors.html

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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