Release of his book, "Duty: The Memoirs of a Secretary at War".
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Robert M. Gates | Sec. Robert Gates
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Part of his 2009 commencement speech: During the Revolution, a man in civilian clothes rode past a redoubt being repaired. The commander was shouting orders but not helping. When the rider asked why, the supervisor of the work detail retorted 'Sir, I am a corporal.' The stranger apologized, dismounted, and helped repair the redoubt. When he was done, he turned toward the supervisor and said 'Mr. ...
Recruited by the CIA in 1966. Had to leave briefly due to military obligations.