Release of his book, "Duty: The Memoirs of a Secretary at War".
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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. ...
Served in the US Air Force as a Second Lieutenant during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969. He briefed air crews as an Intelligence officer.