1961-1968 - Consultant, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
1965-1968 - Consultant, U.S. Department of State.
1969-1974 - Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs for President Nixon.
1969 - Helps initiate the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) with the Soviet Union.
1972 - Kissinger and President Nixon are named Time Magazine's Men of the Year.
September 23, 1973-January 20, 1977 - Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
1973 - Wins the Nobel Peace Prize, with Le Duc Tho, for negotiating the end of the Vietnam War. Le Duc Tho declines the award.
1974-1975 - Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs for President Ford.
1982 - Opens international consulting firm Kissinger Associates, Inc.
1982 - Has triple coronary bypass surgery.
November 2002 - Is appointed by President George W. Bush to lead the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission).
December 13, 2002 - Resigns as chairman of the 9-11 Commission, citing controversy over possible conflicts of interest with clients of his consulting firm.
March 2005 - Undergoes an angioplasty procedure.
May 18, 2006 - Is awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service. The Eisenhower Medal is awarded to recognize advances toward President Eisenhower's vision for peace and productivity through international dialogue.