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A look at Robert McDonald, President Obama's choice for VA secretary

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NAME: Robert McDonald.

BORN: June 20, 1953, Gary, Indiana.

EXPERIENCE: Served as U.S. Army Captain from 1975-80; joined Procter & Gamble in 1980; served as CEO, president and chairman of the board from 2009-13.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in engineering from U.S. Military Academy, 1975; Master of Business Administration, University of Utah, 1978.

FAMILY: Wife, Diane; adult children, Jennifer and Robert.

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