CHUCK HAGEL | Fast facts

Name: Charles Timothy “Chuck” Hagel.

Age; Birthdate: 66; Oct. 4, 1946.

Education: Graduate, Brown Institute for Radio and Television, Minneapolis, 1966; bachelor’s degree, history, University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1971.

Experience: Chairman of the Atlantic Council and the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee; co-chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and member of the Defense Policy Board. U.S. senator, 1997-2009; president, McCarthy & Co., an investment banking firm based in Omaha, Neb., 1992-96; president and chief executive officer of the Private Sector Council, a nonprofit business organization in Washington, D.C., 1990-92; co-founder, director and executive vice president of Vanguard Cellular Systems Inc. and chairman of Communications Corporation International LTD, 1985-87; co-founder, director and president of Collins, Hagel & Clarke Inc., an international consulting, marketing and investment company involved in cellular telecommunications, 1982-85; deputy administrator, U.S. Veterans Administration, 1981-82; manager of government affairs, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., 1977-80; assistant to Rep. John Y. McCollister, R-Neb., 1971-77; newscaster and talk-show host in Nebraska, 1969-71; Army, including service in Vietnam, 1967-68.

Family: Wife, Lilibet; two children.

Quote: “We are each a product of our experiences, and my time in combat very much shaped my opinions about war. I’m not a pacifist; I believe in using force, but only after following a very careful decision-making process.” — Hagel in an October interview with Vietnam Magazine.

Source: Associated Press

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