The Beacon Room
1615 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
- Donald H. Rumsfeld, 13th and 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense
The 13th and 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld currently chairs a non-profit foundation with his wife, Joyce. The Rumsfeld Foundation supports leadership and public service at home and the growth of free political and economic systems abroad. The Rumsfeld Foundation funds microfinance projects, fellowships for graduate students interested in public service, exchange programs for young leaders from Central Asia and the Caucasus, and charitable causes that benefit the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
His proceeds from the sales of his New York Times bestselling memoir, Known and Unknown, published in February 2011, go to the military charities sponsored by the Rumsfeld Foundation, specifically those that assist the wounded, their families, and the children of those who have fallen in combat. He authored a second book, Rumsfeld’s Rules, which was published in May, 2013.
Mr. Rumsfeld completed his second tour as Secretary of Defense in December, 2006. A former naval aviator, Secretary Rumsfeld previously served as U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, White House Chief of Staff, Special Presidential Envoy to the Middle East, and Chief Executive Officer of two Fortune 500 companies.
Secretary Rumsfeld led the Defense Department in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to include the liberation of Afghanistan from the Taliban and Al Qaeda and the liberation of Iraq from the regime of Saddam Hussein, and overseeing the reform and transformation of America's military to be better able to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
Mr. Rumsfeld is a resident of New Mexico and spends time in Washington D.C., Maryland and Montana. He and his wife, Joyce, have three children, seven grandchildren, and a great granddaughter.
Copies of Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life will be available for purchase and will be signed by Mr. Rumsfeld.
7:30 a.m. - Check-in & Book Signing
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast (buffet open starting at 7:45 a.m.)
9:00 a.m. - Book Signing Continued
Cost of Breakfast: $25 per person
Mr. Rumsfeld's book will be available for purchase onsite at an additional cost.
You must register online to attend.
NOTE: No refunds will be given after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014.