Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert McDonald falsely told a homeless veteran last month that he had served in special forces during his five-year stint in the Army.
McDonald, appointed to head the scandal-ridden VA last year, served as a captain in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division between 1975 and 1980. And though he completed Army Ranger training, the former Procter & Gamble CEO was never a member of a special forces.
As he was out canvassing the area for homeless vets, McDonald came across a man who said he had been in the military and that he had been in special forces.
“Special forces? What years? I was in special forces!” McDonald exclaimed.