Robert A. McDonald

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Bob McDonald
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8th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
In office
July 30, 2014 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputySloan D. Gibson
Preceded bySloan D. Gibson (Acting)
Succeeded byDavid Shulkin
Personal details
Robert Alan McDonald

(1953-06-20) June 20, 1953 (age 69)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Diane McDonald
Alma materUnited States Military Academy
University of Utah
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1975–1980
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Captain
AwardsRanger Tab.svg Ranger tab

Robert Alan McDonald (born June 20, 1953) was the eighth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble.[1] On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Senate voted 97-0 to confirm McDonald as President Barack Obama's choice to succeed General Eric Shinseki as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. On July 30, 2014 he was sworn into office.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bob McDonald Biography". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  2. "Obama selects former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to head Veterans Affairs".
  3. Profile,; accessed February 24, 2015.