Gov-elect John Kasich has added another name to his cabinet - and he's not a former government official. He's retired Air Force Colonel Tom Moe of Lancaster, much-decorated former prisoner of war in Vietnam. Moe spent five years in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" with Republican presidential nominee and US Senator John McCain. Moe has has been politically active in the last few years, speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2008 and campaigning for Kasich this year. And starting next year, he'll head up the Department of Veterans' Services. And Moe says his mission is clear.
Kasich says the 67-year-old Moe will be assisted by a Gulf War veteran who hasn't been selected, and together they'll do what Kasich calls an analysis of the department, which was created by Gov. Strickland in 2008. 70% of the agency's budget comes from the federal government.
Hear our previous story about Tom Moe here.