President Obama has announced his new pick to lead the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs. According to the Associated Press, his choice is former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald. The AP reports that McDonald, while a business executive, also has a military background, "graduating near the top of his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and serving as a captain in the Army, primarily in the 82nd Airborne Division.”
This is a great step for the VA. The business-style leadership that McDonald brings from his thirty-three years the private sector is exactly what the VA needs.
McDonald led Procter & Gamble from 2009 to 2013. During that time, the company website states:
P&G realized annual sales of over $84 billion. The company had more than 120,000 employees, 120 plants and 200 brands in 35 categories, of which 25 brands generate over $1 billion in sales each year.