Richard Armitage
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
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What do you believe?

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Armitage endorses the age-old, Google-claimed: Do good, not evil.

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage was the 13th United States Deputy Secretary of State, serving from 2001 to 2005. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and then after the fall of Saigon moved to Washington D.C. to work as a consultant for the United States Department of Defense, which sent him to Tehran and Bangkok.

Throughout the late 70s and early 80s, Armitage worked as an aide and foreign policy advisor to politicians including Senator Bob Dole and President-elect Ronald Reagan. When Reagan was elected, Armitage was appointed to the Department of Defense.  In the 1990s, Armitage worked in the private sector before being confirmed as Deputy Secretary of State with the election of George W. Bush in 2001. He left the post in 2005.

Armitage was educated at the United States Naval Academy. He is an avid bodybuilder, and speaks many languages, including Vietnamese.

Transcript

Do you have a personal philosophy?

Armitage:    Do good and avoid evil.  Try to treat everyone with the same respect with which you want to be accorded.  And beyond that, as I say, the . . . that we’re all part of humankind and to never lose sight of that.  Beyond that, no.


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