Robert Gates and Students

Senior management major Jeremy Duggins of Houston (second from left); senior marketing major Micah McDonald ’07 of Denton (third from left); and senior marketing major Robert Tuttle ’07 of Woodbridge, Va.(farthest right), joined fellow Corps of Cadets in presenting Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates with a pair of Aggie senior boots as a surprise in Washington, D.C. in March.

Gates knew that his senior boots were being made, but was not expecting them to be hand-delivered in Washington. The cadets hid in their car outside the Pentagon to keep the boots a surprise while Gates greeted an Iraqi official.