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Former P&G Chairman Robert McDonald, CPT (Ret.) U.S. Army Sworn in as VA Secretary


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Veterans Provide Responsible Leadership

On July 30, Robert McDonald, CPT (Ret.) U.S. Army and former President, CEO and Chairman of Procter & Gamble, one of the largest companies in the world, was sworn as the new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonald is a West Point Grad who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He primarily served in the 82nd Airborne Division completing his qualifications for Airborne, Ranger, Jungle, Arctic and Desert Warfare, Jumpmaster, Expert Infantry and Senior Parachutist. He served five years, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal.


In October of last year, McDonald took time out of his busy schedule to offer advice and guidance to transitioning military via this publication. When asked, “What contributions does a veteran make to their civilian employer?”, McDonald responded, “Veterans provide responsible leadership. What is more important than caring for the life of another? The military provides opportunities for responsible leadership at a young age. Capture those accomplishments on your resume, and sell your future employer on your ability to provide that responsible leadership.”


McDonald’s entire interview can be found online at



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