Obama's national security team

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

for SECRETARY OF STATE Hillary Rodham ClintonAge: 61
Born: Oct. 26, 1947; Chicago
Family: Husband, former President Bill Clinton; one childExperience:
• U.S. senator from New York, 2001-present
• first lady of the United States, 1993-2001
• partner, Rose Law Firm, Little Rock, Ark., 1979-92
• associate, Rose Law Firm, 1976-79
• faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975
• staff attorney, presidential impeachment inquiry, U.S. House Judiciary Committee, 1974
• staff attorney, Children's Defense Fund, 1973.

Education: B.A., political science, Wellesley College, 1969; J.D., Yale Law School, 1973 for SECRETARY OF DEFENSERobert Michael GatesAge: 65
Born: Sept. 25, 1943; Wichita, Kan.
Family: Wife, Rebecca Wilkie Gates; two childrenExperience:
• Secretary of defense, 2006-present; president, Texas A&M University, 2002-06
• interim dean, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, 1999-2001
• director, CIA, 1991-93; assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor, 1989-91
• acting director, CIA, 1986-87; deputy director, CIA, 1986-89
• chairman, National Intelligence Council, 1983-86
• deputy director for intelligence, 1982-86
• director of executive staff, CIA, 1981-82
• staff, National Security Council, 1974-79; intelligence analyst, CIA, 1966-74

Education: B.A., European history, College of William and Mary, 1965; M.A., history, Indiana University, 1966; Ph.D., Russian and Soviet history, Georgetown University, 1974 for ATTORNEY GENERALEric Himpton Holder Jr.Age: 57
Born: Jan. 21, 1951; New York City
Family: Wife, Sharon Malone; three childrenExperience:
• Senior legal advisor, Obama campaign, 2007-08
• partner, Covington & Burling LLP, 2001-present
• acting U.S. attorney general, 2001
• U.S. deputy attorney general, 1997-2001
• U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1993-97
• associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1988-93
• trial attorney for the Justice Department's public integrity section, 1976-88

Education: B.A., Columbia University, 1973; J.D., Columbia University, 1976for NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISORJames Logan JonesAge: 64
Born: Dec. 19, 1943; Kansas City, Mo.
Family: Wife, Diane Johnson Jones; four childrenExperience:
• President and chief executive officer of U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, 2007-present
• supreme allied commander, Europe, and commander, U.S. European Command, 2003-06
• 32nd commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1999-2003
• senior military assistant to the secretary of Defense, 1997-99
• commander, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp LeJeune, N.C., 1990-92
• battalion commander, 9th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif., 1985-87
• Marine Corps liaison officer to U.S. Senate, 1979-84
• company commander, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, Okinawa, Japan, 1974-75
• company commander, Marine Barracks, Washington, 1970-73
• platoon and company commander, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, Vietnam, 1967-68
• Defense Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Silver Star
• Legion of Merit with four gold stars; Bronze Star with Combat V

Education: B.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1966; National War College, 1985 for HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTORJanet Ann NapolitanoAge: 51
Born: Nov. 29, 1957; New York City
Family: SingleExperience:
• Arizona governor, 2003-present
• Arizona attorney general, 1999-2003
• attorney, Lewis & Roca, 1997-98
• U.S. attorney for Arizona, 1993-97
• partner, Lewis & Roca, 1989-93
• associate, Lewis & Roca, 1984-89
• clerk to Judge Mary Schroeder, U.S 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983-84

Education: B.S., Santa Clara University, 1979; J.D., University of Virginia, 1983for UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADORSusan Elizabeth RiceAge: 44
Born: Nov. 17, 1964
Family: Husband, Ian CameronExperience:
• Senior foreign policy advisor, Obama presidential campaign, 2008
• senior fellow in foreign policy, Brookings Institution, 2002-present
• senior advisor for national security affairs, John F. Kerry presidential campaign, 2004
• assistant secretary of state for African affairs, 1997-2001
• special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs, National Security Council, 1995-97
• director for international organizations and peacekeeping, National Security Council, 1993-95
• management consultant, McKinsey and Co., 1991-93

Education: B.A., history, Stanford University, 1986; M.Phil., international relations, Oxford University, 1988; D.Phil., Oxford University, 1990

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