Donald Rumsfeld

Secretary of Defense, (1975-1977; 2001-2006)


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With one of the most recognized public service careers in modern times, Donald Rumsfeld held the position of secretary of defensetwice: from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald R. Ford, and again from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the former Navy pilot directed the Department of Defenses efforts in the Global War on Terror, while pressing the transformation of the military services and fashioning a new defense strategy to better meet the threats of the 21st Century.

Donald Rumsfeld is currently establishing the Rumsfeld Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the twin goals of helping to foster Americas next generation of leaders and encouraging the advance of free markets and free political systems in the developing world. The Rumsfeld Foundation will provide fellowships in post-graduate studies and fund grants for projects such as micro enterprise. Rumsfeld is also a current member of the Hoovers Institute.

Rumsfelds public service career also includes his election to four terms in the U.S House of Representatives, White House chief of staff to President Gerald R. Ford, U.S. ambassador to NATO, assistant and counselor to President Richard Nixon and presidential envoy to the Middle East under President Ronald Reagan. In recognition for his public service, Rumsfeld has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award.

As CEO of two Fortune 500 companies, his work in the private sector has been equally impressive. Rumsfeld led the financial turnaround of the pharmaceutical company G.D. Searle & Co., where, recognized for his efforts, he was named Outstanding Chief Executive Officer in the Pharmaceutical Industry by The Wall Street Transcript.

In his memoir, Known and Unknown (February 2011), Rumsfeld writes about his childhood and long political career, including anecdotes about everyone from Elvis Presley to his close friend and ally Dick Cheney. In his newest book, Rumsfelds Rules (May, 2013), Rumsfeld offers a candid look at success, failure, crises and moving up in business and government.

In January 2016, working in conjunction with mobile game developer WSC Solitaire, LLC, Rumsfeld released an iOS version of the card game solitaire, based on a variant played by Winston Churchill. Rumsfeld and the Churchill family intend to donate their profits from the game to charity


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