From the December 20 edition of Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum:
ED HENRY (GUEST HOST): He praised you, about your television commentary today. If he picks up the phone and says “I want to consider you for Defense Secretary,” what would you say?
ANTHONY TATA: I'm always proud to serve my country. I've served as a general in combat, I've served as Secretary of Transportation in North Carolina, and I've served as superintendent of schools, in Raleigh area, 15th largest school district in the country. So, I --
HENRY: Sounds like you might want to serve again.
TATA: I -- I'm proud -- I'm proud to serve my country anytime, and would welcome any opportunity to do that.