Robert "Bob" M. Gates

Robert "Bob" M. Gates

Robert Michael Gates is an American 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 and 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 . 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. Wikipedia*

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Robert "Bob" M. Gates has 222 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 Senate Committee as a Deputy Director for the Central Intelligence Agency. The year with the most videos was 2007 with 39 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 29,736 views per program. Most appearances with Michael "Mike" G. Mullen (41), Peter Pace (15), James E. Cartwright (10). Most common tags: Department of Defense, Military, Iraq Occupation/Reconstruction (05/02/03-08/31/10).

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Secretary, Department of Defense c. December 18, 2006 - c. June 30, 2011 Videos: 187 Deputy Adviser, National Security Council c. January 20, 1989 - c. November 6, 1991 Videos: 1 President, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) c. August 1, 2002 - c. December 2, 2006 Videos: 3 Director, Central Intelligence Agency c. November 12, 1991 - c. January 6, 1993 Videos: 19 Deputy Adviser, White House c. October 14, 1988 - c. November 12, 1991 Videos: 10 Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency c. January 1, 1986 - c. January 1, 1989 Videos: 0

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