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To head VA, Obama selects former CEO of consumer products giant

By Chris Carroll Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s nominee to take over the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs commanded soldiers, ran one of the world’s largest consumer-focused corporations, and now faces the daunting task of fixing an arm of the U.S. government that critics say is among the most corrupt in American history.

The president announced the nomination of Bob McDonald, 61, former president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble, as secretary of Veterans Affairs late Monday at VA headquarters in Washington.

Overhauling the VA won’t be easy, Obama said, but McDonald’s background in business management gives him the tools to succeed at VA.  To read full article, click here:  http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/to-head-va-obama-selects-former-ceo-of-consumer-products-giant-1.291251