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Obama To Name New Veterans Affairs Chief

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June 29, 2014 AT 12:32 PM
President Obama intends to nominate West Point graduate Bob McDonald --most recently chairman of Procter & Gamble, a Fortune 500 company -- as the secretary for the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, wracked by a scandal of systemic delays in health care.It comes a little more than four weeks after Obama's original choice as VA secretary when he took office in 2009 -- former Army Gen. Eric Shinseki -- resigned under fire.The agency undersecretary for the Veterans Health Administration and the VA general counsel also have tendered their resignations. McDonald was with Procter & Gamble for 33 years. As CEO, he oversaw more than 120,000 employees, with operations around the world, selling products in more than 180 countries and more than 2.5 million stores, reaching more than 5 billion customers.