Gates Receives William Oliver Baker Award

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Becky Gates, wife of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, receives a hug from retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft during the 26th annual William Oliver Baker Award Dinner hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in McLean, Va., May 21, 2010. Scowcroft received the award in 2005. The award recognizes individuals for exceptional achievements and sustained contributions or single achievements of extraordinary merit in the fields of intelligencve and national security. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Ellen McCarthy, president of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, addresses the audience during the 26th annual William Oliver Baker Award Dinner in McLean, Va., May 21, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Frances Fragos Townsend, chairwoman of the board for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, introduces Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during the 26th annual William Oliver Baker Award Dinner hosted by the organization in McLean, Va., May 21, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Frances Fragos Townsend, chairwoman of the board for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, presents Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates with the William Oliver Baker Award during a dinner in his honor in McLean, Va., May 21, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the 26th annual William Oliver Baker Award Dinner hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in McLean, Va., May 21, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the 26th annual William Oliver Baker Award Dinner hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in McLean, Va., May 21, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Ellen McCarthy, president of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, presents Becky Gates with flowers for her support of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' long career of public service, and her own public service during the 26th annual William Oliver Baker Award Dinner in McLean, Va., May 21, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen