Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.
Welcome to a conversation on national security and international competitiveness. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today as Admiral B.R. Bobby Inman, U.S. Navy, retired. Admiral Inman is the 1976 Chester W. Nimitz Lecturer at Berkeley. He is currently president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of directors of Micro Electronics and Computer Technology. Admiral Inman's distinguished career in the intelligence community spanned thirty years, culminating in his appointment as Director of the National Security Agency in July 1977, where he served until March 1981. Coincident with his assignment as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he was promoted to the rank of admiral, the first naval intelligence specialist to attain a four-star rank. He retired with the permanent rank of admiral on July 1, 1982.
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