1930 – Carlucci was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on the 18th of October.
1952-1955 – He graduated from Princeton University, where he roomed with Donald Rumsfeld, and attended Harvard Business School.
– He was a naval officer.
1956 – He joined the Foreign Service, working for the State Department.
1961 – He participated in a CIA mission to Congo, in which he used his athletic ability to rescue US citizens from mobs.
1970 – He became Rumsfeld’s protégé. Carlucci was Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare when Caspar Weinberger was secretary during the Nixon administration.
1975 – He was US ambassador to Portugal.
1978 – He was deputy director of CIA.
1981 – He was deputy secretary of defense.
1987 – He became Secretary of Defense.
1989 – He was the vice-chairman of Carlyle Group.
1993 – He was chairman of Carlyle Group.
2006 – On the 5th of January, he participated in a meeting at the White House of former Secretaries of Defense and State to discuss United States foreign policy with Bush administration officials