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2014-02-11 08:27:37

Paul Brinkley's Newly Released Book, "War Front to Store Front," Highlights Struggles, Solutions to Ending America's Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Beyond WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporting directly to U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Paul Brinkley spent five years overseeing economic improvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, As the Pentagon's top-ranking official charged with rebuilding the economies of these two war-torn nations, along with several African countries,...

2012-10-16 11:21:09

McLEAN, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, who will discuss global politics and U.S. foreign policy, joins a lineup of industry and inspirational keynote speakers at the 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., next February. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120104/DC30041LOGO) Gates served as the 22(nd) Secretary of Defense from 2006-2011 under both President Barack Obama and former...

2012-03-09 18:47:00

LAKELAND, Fla., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rarely do citizens have the opportunity to interact with some of the most influential and knowledgeable world leaders of the past half-century. But those who attended Southeastern University's National Leadership Forum got their chance Friday, as former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was on campus as the final speaker of the servant leadership focused event. Gates, who served under eight U.S. Presidents and also was director...

2011-10-25 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NAFSA: Association of International Educators is pleased to announce that former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will be the opening speaker at its 2012 Annual Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas. Gates will address the more than 8,000 international educators from more than 120 countries at the conference on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Gates possesses deep and distinguished experience in government, having served eight U.S....

2011-10-24 09:30:00

EAST PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Companies is proud to announce the addition of Robert Gates to our company. Bob's duties will include oversight of all public and regulatory compliance including all customer contracts, dept. of transportation, state and federal regulatory entities, carrier compliance; oversight and responsible as senior officer for risk assessment in all business practice; oversight and direct responsibility for the hiring, training, and career...

2011-09-22 19:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates received the National Constitution Center's 2011 Liberty Medal tonight in honor of his five decades of distinguished service. In what was a moving tribute to Dr. Gates' role as the "Soldiers' Secretary," Iraq War veteran Anthony Odierno, representing Wounded Warrior Project, and SFC Dana Graham of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, representing the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern...

2011-07-28 15:06:00

HOUSTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert M. Gates, 22nd Secretary of Defense, former CIA Director and Deputy National Security Adviser, will share his views on global energy security during the featured luncheon address Tuesday, October 11, at Hart Energy's 2nd annual DUG(TM) Eagle Ford Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. DUG (Developing Unconventional Gas) Eagle Ford takes place October 10-12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. This...

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2011-06-05 08:30:25

The United States and Britain on Saturday called for increased cooperation from international agencies and governing bodies against threats to cyber security after more attacks were made on government and corporate systems.US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and British Defense Secretary Liam Fox emphasized that the problem needs urgent attention during an Asia-Pacific security forum in Singapore.Liang Guanglie of China, also in attendance at the forum, denies being the source of attacks on US...

2011-06-02 05:04:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll finds that public attitudes to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have improved over the last few months. Both are more highly rated now than at any time since they took office. They both enjoy better than 2-to-1 favorable ratings among those who are familiar enough with them to rate them. The poll also finds that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's positive ratings have improved, but many people...

2011-04-28 14:50:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association offers its congratulations to CIA Director Leon E. Panetta on his nomination by President Obama to succeed Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. "Director Panetta has a long and distinguished career as a public servant," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "He brings far-reaching expertise and insight to the position at a time when ongoing conflicts and budget pressures require a...