Robert Mueller, "The FBI: Safeguarding National Security"
Monday, April 27, 2015, 4:30-5:45pm, Kresge Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert S. Mueller, III served as the sixth Director of the FBI. Nominated by President George W. Bush he was sworn in as Director on September 4, 2001 - just one week before 9/11. His ten-year term as Director was extended for an additional two years at the request of President Barack Obama and pursuant to legislation enacted by the U.S. Congress.
After receiving his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his Master's Degree in International Relations from New York University, Mr. Mueller joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a Marine officer for three years. After attending Army Ranger and Jump Schools, he led a rifle platoon of the Third Marine Division in Vietnam for one year. For his service, he received the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Following his career in the Marine Corps, Mr. Mueller went on to earn his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Mueller served as a litigator, U.S. Attorney and Acting Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice.
Currently, he is a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where his practice focuses on investigations, crisis management, privacy, and cyber security work.
Sponsored by the Institute for Strategic Analysis and the Thomas M. Kerr Jr. Prelaw Program at Carnegie Mellon University.
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