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1 By Jerry Stallworth InTech 3677 February 25, 2003

2 Family Born: New York City on April 5, 1937 and was raised in the South Bronx. Parents:Luther and Maud Powell Married : Alma Vivian Johnson Children – Son Michael – Daughters Linda and Anne Daughter-in-law – Francis Son-in-law – Jane Grandsons – Jeffrey and Bryan

3 Contributions to Society General Collin Powell was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War He was a close advisor to President Bush and an architect of the allied victory over Saddam Hussein's Iraq

4 Education New York City public schools Graduating from the City College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a bachelors degree in geology Participated in ROTC at CCNY and received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958. Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University.

5 Awards Two Presidential Medals of Freedom The Presidents Citizens Medal The Congressional Gold Medal The Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal

6 Important Events Secretary Powell was a professional soldier for 35 years He was Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from December 1987 to January 1989 His last assignment, from October 1, 1989 to September 30, 1993, was as the 12 th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military position in the Department of Defense. During this time, he oversaw 28 crises, including Operation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf war.

7 Four Important Events with Dates During Lifetime Colin L. Powell was nominated by President Bush on December 16, 2000 as Secretary of State. Colin L. Powell was sworn in as the 65 th Secretary of State on January 20, 2001.

8 Colin L. Powell

9 What People Dont Know About This Person Parents immigrated to the United States from Jamaica Following his retirement, Secretary Powell wrote his best-selling autobiography, My American Journey, which was published in 1995. Pursued a career as a public speaker, addressing audiences across the country and abroad.

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