United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

March 3 - 4, 2011
Texas and Colorado
USA

About the Secretary

In the course of his duties, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates travels throughout the world visiting U.S. military forces in deployed locations and meeting with defense counterparts in allied and partner nations. Here's a look at Secretary Gates' latest travels.

Top Story

Secretary Urges New Air Force Leaders to Think Creatively

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 4, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, speaking at the U.S. Air Force Academy, urged cadets to have the courage to speak up as they move forward as the next generation of military leaders. Story

Photo Essays

Gates Visits Air Force Cadets at Colorado Springs

Speeches & Transcripts

News Photos

More Stories

U.S. Must Prepare for Varied Threats, Gates Says

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 4, 2011 – The U.S. military must be able to contend with a wide range of asymmetric and conventional threats now and in the future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Story

Gates Shares Vision for Air Force’s Future

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 4, 2011 – Air Force leaders must apply a view that balances traditional roles with the reality of new threats in determining their service’s needs and capabilities, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Air Force Academy cadets. Story

Gates: Scouting Instills Principles, Integrity, Honor

DALLAS, March 4, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates praised the Boy Scouts of America for instilling principles, integrity and honor in tomorrow’s leaders during remarks at a Circle Ten Council Friends of Scouting dinner held in Dallas. Story

Additional Links

Stay Connected