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Gates to Speak at Issues Forum

For Release: May 27, 2003
College Station, TX -

On May 5, 2003 the Bush Museum Issues Forum will host Texas A&M University President Dr. Robert M. Gates. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidential Conference Center. President Gates will step out of his role as Texas A&M President, and speak about national security issues and a post-war Iraq.

Dr. Gates, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, became the Texas A&M University president in 2002. Dr. Gates is the only employee in the CIA's history to rise from an entry-level employee to director. In his career with the CIA and the National Security Council he served six presidents. Dr. Gates has been awarded the National Security Medal, the Presidential Citizens Medal, has twice received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and has three times received CIA's highest award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. The highly decorated Gates authored a book, From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War.

Admission to this event is free. However, reservations are requested and can be made by calling 979-691-4015 or via e-mail to amanda.urrutia@nara.gov.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091