Episode 26: Dr. Robert Gates— Former Secretary of Defense

The Strategerist Podcast

Dr. Robert Gates made history by serving as Secretary of Defense for both Presidents Bush and Obama. He talks about the transition and what he learned while serving under eight presidents.

Dr. Robert Gates made history when he was asked to stay on as Secretary of Defense when President Barack Obama was elected into office. He shares details about the transition from serving President George W. Bush to President Obama, what he learned about leadership serving under eight presidents, and how his many governmental roles impacted his children.

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George W. Bush Presidential Center
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George W. Bush Institute
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George W. Bush Institute