Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

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President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

Officials to Obama: VA suffering from ‘corrosive culture’

That’s what top officials White House adviser Rob Nabors and acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson outlined the problems in a briefing on Friday.


Bob McDonald, former P&G chief, to be Obama’s nominee to lead Veterans Affairs

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The president will tap Bob McDonald, a West Point graduate and retired corporate executive, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, White House officials say.