Robert Gates to Speak at UNT Wednesday

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    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks at the Pentagon Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Washington.

    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is set to speak at the University of North Texas.

    Gates is set to speak Wednesday evening as part of a week of events planned at UNT to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    Gates joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1966, eventually becoming its director from 1991-93. He took office as defense secretary in 2006 under President George W. Bush, continued under President Barack Obama and retired from the job in June.

    Gates served as president of Texas A&M University from 2002-06.

    On Tuesday, the College of William and Mary in Virginia named Gates as its next chancellor. Gates received his undergraduate degree in history from William and Mary in 1965.