Robert A. McDonald
|8th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs|
|Assumed office |
July 30, 2014
|Deputy||Sloan D. Gibson|
|Preceded by||Sloan D. Gibson (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||David Shulkin (Designate)|
Robert Alan McDonald
June 20, 1953
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||United States Military Academy|
University of Utah
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1975–1980|
Robert Alan McDonald (born June 20, 1953) is the eighth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Bob McDonald Biography". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
- "Obama selects former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to head Veterans Affairs".
- Profile, periodicalpress.senate.gov; accessed February 24, 2015.