The Washington Post has said of Secretary Rumsfeld-- Post: [He is] a maestro of the stealthy bureaucratic maneuver, the calculated leak, the hidden power play.
Secretary Rumsfeld: The day we lose sight of the distinction between freedom and the denial of freedom, that is the day that our global competition ceases to have a moral dimension...
Dr. Henry Kissinger: [Rumsfield] is interested in public service and nothing else.
Secretary Rumsfeld (On the tragedy of September 11th, 2001): What we are seeing is the definition of a new battlefield in the world, a twenty-first century battlefield.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded The Eagle Scout Award in 1947.
Mr. Rumsfeld was named the All Navy Wrestling Champion in 1956.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded the George C. Marshall Medal by the U.S. Army Association in 1984.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Medal by Princeton University in 1985.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Meda' in 1993.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded the Lone Sailor Award by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in 2002.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded the Statesmanship Award by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress in 2003.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded the James H. Doolittle Award by the Hudson Institute in 2003.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded 'The Ronald Reagan Freedom Award' by the Reagan Library in 2003.
Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded 'The Gerald R. Ford Medal' by President Ford and the Ford Foundation in 2004.
Mr. Rumsfeld has been awarded eleven honorary degrees.
In 1977, Mr. Rumsfeld was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom--the highest honor a U.S. civilian can recieve.
He retired from the Navy Reserve in 1989 with the rank of Captain.
He was transferred to the Standby Reserve when he became Secretary of Defense in 1975.
He was in the Ready Reserve from 1957-1975.
Sec. Rumsfeld served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-57 as an aviator and flight instructor.
Secretary Rumsfeld attended Princeton University on academic and NROTC scholarships.
Donald Rumsfeld was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2001.
In 1973, he served as U.S. ambassador to NATO.
He graduated from Princeton University.
He graduated from New Trier High School, north of Chicago.
He has three children and six grandchildren.
He served under President Ford as the Secretary of Defense.