Robert Gates Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of former CIA Director and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.


Data di nascita: settembre 25, 1943
Luogo di nascita: Wichita, Kansas
    Nome di nascita: Robert Michael Gates
    Padre: Melville A. Gates, wholesale auto parts salesperson
    Madre: Isabel V. Gates
    Matrimonio: Rebecca (Wilkie) Gates (1966-presente)
    Bambini: Eleanor, Bradley
    Formazione scolastica: College of William and Mary, B.A., Storia, 1965; Indiana University, M.A., Storia, 1966; Georgetown University, Ph.D., Russian and Soviet history, 1974
    Servizio militare: US Air Force, 2nd Lieutenant

    Altri fatti

    At the time of his appointment, Gates was the youngest person ever to assume the role of CIA director. Più, he is the only CIA director to rise from an entry level position to lead the agency.
    He is the ninth naval officer to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
    Gates has served under every US president from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama.

    Sequenza temporale

    1966 – Is recruited as an analyst for the CIA.
    1971 – As an intelligence analyst specializing in Soviet affairs, Gates is assigned to the CIA’s support staff at the initial negotiations between the United States and Soviet Union on reducing strategic arms.
    1974-1979 – Member of the National Security Council staff.
    January 1980 – Is reassigned to the CIA as national intelligence officer on the Soviet Union and executive assistant to the director, Stansfield Turner.
    gennaio 1981 – Becomes executive assistant to new CIA Director William J. Casey. Gates is also director of the Office of Policy and Plans and chairman of the Executive Career Service.
    gennaio 1982 – Is promoted to deputy director for Intelligence and is in charge of the analytical branch of the agency.
    settembre 1983 – Is appointed chairman of the National Intelligence Council.
    aprile 18, 1986 – Is promoted to deputy director of Central Intelligence.
    December 1986-March 1987 – Is acting director during Casey’s surgery for a brain tumor.
    gennaio 29, 1987 – Casey resigns as director of the CIA.
    febbraio 2, 1987 – US President Ronald Reagan nominates Gates to be Casey’s successor.
    marzo 2, 1987 – Gates withdraws his nomination due to continued questioning about his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. He stays on as deputy director under William H. Webster.
    gennaio 1989 – National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft appoints Gates as his deputy.
    Maggio 14, 1991 – US President George H. W. cespuglio nominates Gates to succeed Webster as director of the CIA.
    novembre 5, 1991 – The Senate confirms Gates, 64-31. Al tempo, il 31 “nayvotes represented the strongest Senate opposition ever received by a CIA director nominee.
    novembre 12, 1991 – Gates is sworn in as the nation’s 15th director of Central Intelligence.
    gennaio 20, 1993 – Steps down as CIA director.
    1996 – His memoir, “From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War,” è pubblicato.
    dicembre 1996 – At the request of the administration of US President Bill Clinton, Gates chairs an independent panel reviewing the possibility of missile threats to North America over the next 15 anni.
    1999-2001 – Is interim Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
    agosto 1, 2002-dicembre 16, 2006 – Is president of Texas A&M University.
    febbraio 2005 – Is offered the position of director of national intelligence by US President George W. cespuglio but turns it down.
    novembre 8, 2006 – Is nominated by President Bush to be the new secretary of defense to replace Donald Rumsfeld.
    dicembre 6, 2006 – The Senate confirms Gates, 95-2.
    dicembre 18, 2006 – Is sworn in as the 22nd secretary of defense.
    dicembre 1, 2008 – President-elect Obama announces that Gates will stay on as defense secretary for at least the first year of Obama’s presidency.
    giugno 30, 2011 – Resigns as secretary of defense, to be replaced by Leon Panetta. President Obama awards Gates the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his retirement ceremony.
    febbraio 3, 2012 – Gates is invested as the 24th Chancellor of the College of William and Mary.
    2012-presente – A principal in the consulting firm RiceHadleyGates LLC, along with founding members Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley and Anja Manuel.
    ottobre 30, 2013 – The Boy Scouts of America announces that Gates has been nominated to head the organization for a two-year term.
    2014 – Gates’ libro, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” è pubblicato.
    Maggio 22, 2014-Maggio 26, 2016 – Gates serves as the national president of the Boy Scouts of America.
    Maggio 21, 2015 – Citing social, judicial and political changes, Gates calls for the Boy Scouts of America per end its ban on gay adult leaders.
      giugno 14, 2020 – Gates calls for Army bases to rename ten of their installations named after Confederate leaders saying the military symbols representthe dark side of history.His suggestion comes days after President Trump tweeted that he would not consider renaming parts of aGreat American Heritage.
      giugno 16, 2020 – His book, “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World,” è pubblicato.




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