Born:
September 25, 1943
Age:
77
Signature:
Robert Gates signature
Summary

Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. He was originally appointed by President George W. Bush but was retained for service by President Barack Obama. Gates began his career serving as an officer in the United States Air Force but was quickly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Gates served for 26 years in the CIA and the National Security Council, and was Director of Central Intelligence under President George H. W. Bush. After leaving the CIA, Gates became president of Texas A&M University and was a member of several corporate boards. Gates served as a member of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission co-chaired by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, that studied the lessons of the Iraq War.

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Gates with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak at the Pentagon in 2009.
Gates with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak at the Pentagon in 2009.
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Gates at Texas A&M
Gates sitting with Obama, Biden, and the U.S. national security team gathered in the Situation Room to monitor the progress of Operation Neptune Spear.
Gates sitting with Obama, Biden, and the U.S. national security team gathered in the Situation Room to monitor the progress of Operation Neptune Spear.
Gates, right, escorts Romanian Minister of Defense Teodor Meleşcanu through an honor cordon into the Pentagon September 24, 2008, to talk about bilateral defense issues.
Gates, right, escorts Romanian Minister of Defense Teodor Meleşcanu through an honor cordon into the Pentagon September 24, 2008, to talk about bilateral defense issues.
Gates with Japan Minister of Defense Shigeru Ishiba at Japan in November 2007.
Gates with Japan Minister of Defense Shigeru Ishiba at Japan in November 2007.
Gates responds to a question during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on December 5, 2006
Gates responds to a question during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on December 5, 2006
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gives a gig 'em with a group of Aggie Marines at Camp Fallujah, Iraq
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gives a gig 'em with a group of Aggie Marines at Camp Fallujah, Iraq
Gates with Afghan president Hamid Karzai in March 2011
Gates with Afghan president Hamid Karzai in March 2011
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