Leon Panetta

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Leon Panetta
Leon Panetta, official DoD photo portrait, 2011.jpg
23rd United States Secretary of Defense
In office
July 1, 2011 – February 27, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyWilliam Lynn
Ashton Carter
Preceded byRobert Gates
Succeeded byChuck Hagel
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
February 13, 2009 – June 30, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyStephen Kappes
Michael Morell
Preceded byMichael Hayden
Succeeded byMichael Morell (Acting)
David Petraeus
18th White House Chief of Staff
In office
July 17, 1994 – January 20, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMack McLarty
Succeeded byErskine Bowles
29th Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
January 21, 1993 – July 17, 1994
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byRichard Darman
Succeeded byAlice Rivlin
Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 21, 1993
Preceded byWilliam Gray
Succeeded byMartin Sabo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 21, 1993
Preceded byBurt Talcott
Succeeded bySam Farr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byBurt Talcott
Succeeded byDon Edwards
Personal details
BornLeon Edward Panetta
(1938-06-28) June 28, 1938 (age 80)
Monterey, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party (1971–present)
Other political
Republican Party (Before 1971)
Alma materSanta Clara University
ReligionRoman Catholicism
AwardsArmy Commendation Medal
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1964–1966
RankUS-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant

Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938[1]) was the 23rd United States Secretary of Defense from 2011 until 2013. Before that, he served as director of the CIA from 2009 to 2011 and as Bill Clinton's White House Chief of staff from 1994 to 1997.

Panetta was born on June 28, 1938 in Monterey, California to an Itallian-American family. He studied at Santa Clara University. He served in the army from 1964 until 1966. He had won an Army Commendation Medal for his services in the force. Panetta is married to Sylvia Panetta.

References[change | change source]

  1. Profile of Leon Panetta, Santa Clara University Law School web site, accessed April 28, 2011

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