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Robert Gates (born September 25, 1943) is currently the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense, a position he will keep during the Barack Obama administration. He took office on December 18, 2006.
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- President: Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush
- Preceded by: John N. McMahon
- Deputy: Richard James Kerr William O. Studeman
- Succeeded by: Richard James Kerr
- Born: Robert Michael Gates (1943-09-25) September 25, 1943 (age 77) Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
- Political party: Republican
- Spouse(s): Becky Gates (m. 1967)
- Children: 2
- Education: College of William & Mary (BA) Indiana University Bloomington (MA) Georgetown University (PhD)
- Occupation: President of the Boy Scouts of America (2014–2016)
- Allegiance: United States
- Branch/service: United States Air Force
- Years of service: 1967–1969