I congratulate President-elect Obama for retaining Bob Gates as secretary, and I salute Bob Gates for his continued commitmentDefense deputy won't stay on Dec 02, 2008
Our expectation is the number of support troops could go above 21,500 by about 4,000, maybe as many as 7,000, if the commanders on the ground request and they are all validatedPentagon: 7,000 more troops needed in Iraq Mar 07, 2007
By this summer we would have a much better indication in terms of the success of the programOfficials: Iraq surge needs more troops Mar 02, 2007
USS Arlington and USS Somerset will help America project power to the far reaches of the Earth and will support the cause of freedom as we engage in the current war on terrorismShips named to honor 9/11 victims Sep 10, 2004
The USS Anchorage will project American power to the far corners of the Earth and support the cause of freedom well into the 21st centuryShip named after Anchorage Aug 17, 2004
Gordon Richard England (born September 15, 1937) is an American businessman who served as the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and two times as United States Secretary of the Navy in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush.
Gordon England was born on September 15, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Mount Saint Joseph High School (Class of 1955). In 1961 received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. In 1975 he received his master's degree in business administration from the M.J. Neeley School of Business at the Texas Christian University (TCU). He was a member of several fraternities including Beta Gamma Sigma (business), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership) and Eta Kappa Nu (engineering).
England started his business career in 1966 at Honeywell where he was an engineer on the Project Gemini space program. He worked for Litton Industries as a program manager on the E-2C Hawkeye aircraft for the United States Navy. He was also CEO of GRE Consultants.