|U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||June 30, 2014|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Bachelor's||U.S. Military Academy at West Point|
|Master's||University of Utah|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1975-1980|
|Citations||Meritorious Service Medal|
|Place of birth||Gary, Indiana|
McDonald previously served in the U.S. Army before working for Proctor & Gamble for more than 30 years.
McDonald was born in Gary, Indiana, and graduated from West Point in the top two percent of his class.
Below is an abbreviated outline of McDonald's academic, professional and political career:
- 1975: Graduated from U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- 1975-1980: Served as Captain in the United States Army
- 1978: Earned M.B.A. from the University of Utah
- 1980-2013: Various positions at Proctor & Gamble, including CEO, President and Chairman of the Board
McDonald is married with two children. They also have grandchildren.
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