McDonald To Head Veterans Affairs

By Brian Mooar

Published 06/30 2014 04:31PM

Updated 06/30 2014 04:34PM

(NBC News)  Former Procter & Gamble chairman Robert McDonald is President Obama's choice to fix the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. 

If confirmed by the Senate McDonald will take over an organization racked with problems and systematic delays in health care so terrible some veterans have died waiting for treatment.

"We need to put care for the veterans at the center of everything we do at Veterans Affairs," McDonald said Monday.
McDonald, a Republican and West Point graduate who served five years in the Army, will replace retired Army General Eric Shinseki.

Shinseki resigned last month in the wake of the scandal.

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