Robert Gates served in the United States Air Force from 1967-69. He was recruited by the CIA and rose in the ranks to serve in various high ranking intelligence roles for the Reagan and H.W. Bush White House.
Mr. Gates was president of Texas A&M University from August 2002 to December 2006. After the 2006 mid-term elections, then-President Bush nominated Gates to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. Gates continued his role as Secretary of Defense during President Barack Obama's first term in office. After retirement, Gates was elected to serve as president of the Boy Scouts of America with his two-year term starting this coming May.
On Wednesday Night, Robert Gates appeared on The Daily Show to discuss his autobiography Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.
The full interview is provided below the break.