Politician who has served the US as both the Director of Central Intelligence and Secretary of Defense. He was also the 22nd President of Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2006.
He graduated with a B.A. in history from the College of William and Mary in 1965.
He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama upon his retirement.
He has two children with his wife Becky.
He replaced Donald Rumsfeld as the Secretary of Defense when the latter retired.