Robert Michael Gates

Picture of Robert Michael Gates

Date of Birth: 09/25/1943

Age: 73

Place of birth: Uicho (Kansas)

Citizenship: United States


Robert Michael Gates, nominated by US President George W. Bush to the post of the country`s defense minister in place of Donald Rumsfeld, who resigned.

Gates was born on September 25, 1943 in Uicho (Kansas). In 1965 he received a master`s degree in history at Indiana University. In 1974godu at Georgetown University in Washington, Gates was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy - he defended his thesis on Russian and Soviet history. The training was recruited by the CIA. In 1974, he moved to the National Security Council of the White House, five years later returned to the CIA. In 1982 he became a deputy director in 1986, he was appointed first deputy director of the agency.

In March 1989, again moved to the National Security Council. In 1991 he was vidvinut the post of Director of Central Intelligence George HW Bush. The resignation came two years later. Robert Gates went through the entire career ladder at the CIA from ordinary employee to director. Since August 2002, Gates - President Universtiteta Texas.

Wife - Becca, a father of two adult children. Close to the Bush family.