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Anthony Joseph Principi, pharmaceutical company executive, former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Decorated Bronze Star with combat "V", Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Navy Commendation medal with combat "V" (3); recipient Meritorious Service medal VA, 1983. Member American Bar Association (chairman subcommittee general practice section since 1985).


Principi, Anthony Joseph was born on April 16, 1944 in New York City. Son of Antonio Joseph and Theresa (Princiotta) Principi.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1967. Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University, 1975.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Navy, 1967, advanced through grades to Commander, 1984, line officer Washington, 1967-1972. Attorney Judge Advocate General Corps, San Diego, 1975-1980. Counsel Committee on Armed Service United States Senate, Washington, 1980-1983, staff director Committee on Veterinary's Affairs, 1984—1988.

Deputy administrator congressional & public affairs VA, 1983-1984. Deputy secretary United States Department Veterans Affairs, 1989-1990, acting secretary, 1992—1993. Partner Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, San Diego, 1990-1995.

Senior vice president, Chief Executive Officer Lockheed Martin Intellectual Property Multimedia Subsystem Integrated Solutions Company, Santa Clara, 1995-2001. President QTC Medical Services, Inc., 2001. Secretary United States Department Veterans Affairs, Washington, 2001—2005.

Chairman QTC Management, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, since 2005. Vice president government relations Pfizer, Inc., Washington, since 2005. Chairman Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) Commission, since 2005.

Board directors Perot Systems Corporation, since 2005.


Member American Bar Association (chairman subcommittee general practice section since 1985).


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, skiing.


Married Elizabeth Ann Ahlering, June 26, 1971. Children: Anthony Junior, Ryan, John.

Antonio Joseph Principi

Theresa (Princiotta) Principi

Elizabeth Ann Ahlering

Anthony Junior Principi

Ryan Principi

John Principi