Bobby Ray Inman
|Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board|
April 5, 1991 – January 20, 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John Tower|
|Succeeded by||William Crowe|
|Deputy Director of Central Intelligence|
February 12, 1981 – June 10, 1982
|Preceded by||Frank Carlucci|
|Succeeded by||John McMahon|
|Director of the National Security Agency|
July 1977 – February 12, 1981
|Preceded by||Lew Allen|
|Succeeded by||Lincoln Faurer|
|Born||April 4, 1931|
Rhonesboro, Texas, U.S.
|Education||University of Texas, Austin (BA)|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1951–1982|
He served as Director of Naval Intelligence from September 1974 to July 1976, then moved to the Defense Intelligence Agency where he served as Vice Director until 1977. He next became the Director of the National Security Agency. Inman held this post until 1981. His last major position was as the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, a post he held from February 12, 1981 to June 10, 1982.
Inman was announced as President Bill Clinton's choice to replace Les Aspin as Secretary of Defense on December 16, 1993, receiving broad bipartisan support. He accepted the post at first, but withdrew his nomination during a press conference on January 18, 1994.
- "WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT ADMIRAL BOBBY INMAN? He has never earned a nickel of profit. But savvy financiers, impressed by his ideas on restoring America's edge, are behind him in a bold new business venture. - November 10, 1986". archive.fortune.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
- "Bobby Ray Inman". www.nndb.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
- Bobby Inman Withdrawal Press Conference