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Jim Warner

Veterans Health Administration

Jim Warner
Chief Learning Officer
Veterans Health Administration


Jim Warner was appointed as chief learning officer of the employee education system of the Veterans Health Administration on August 26, 2012.

As CLO, Warner serves as the principal advisor to the undersecretary for health for the development, delivery, accreditation and evaluation of education programs, products and services that support workforce development and continuing education for the VHA’s more than 240,000 health care professionals and staff, as well as more than 100,000 residents and trainees, at over 1,400 sites of care. The primary advocate and champion for transforming the VHA into a learning organization, Warner works in concert with the heads of all major VA and VHA components to identify requirements and leverage collaborative and innovative education, training, and development opportunities in support of Departmental goals and objectives. Warner focuses on ensuring a positive return on investment through measurable enhancements in individual and organizational performance.

Prior to joining the VHA, Warner served as director of the quadrennial defense review office of the U.S. Army, where he led, integrated, and synchronized the Army’s participation in the congressionally-mandated, secretary of defense-driven review of national security strategy, modernization plans, and budget, with a view to determining the nation’s defense strategy and resource allocations for the next 20 years. A 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Gen. Warner served on active duty in operational and command assignments, including in Germany, Southwest Asia (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), Bosnia and Albania, and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). His experience in institutional leadership includes service as associate professor of economic and management at the U.S. Military Academy; politico-military planner on the joint staff; speech writer and special assistant to the Army chief of staff; special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; director of strategic plans and analysis for U.S. Joint Forces Command; and chief executive of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, with executive agent responsibilities for leader development for the U.S. Army.

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