Colin Powell Fact Sheet: Who was Colin Powell? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Colin Powell.
Colin Powell Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1937 - Present *** Full Name: Colin Luther Powell *** Nickname: The Reluctant Warrior *** Date of Birth: Colin Powell was born on April 5th 1937 *** Place of Birth: Colin Powell was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States *** Religion: Colin Powell Episcopalian *** Occupation: American Statesman, Retired Four-Star General in the United States Army, Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. Armed Forces Command and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff *** Date of Death: Colin Powell died on – Still living *** Place of Death: Colin Powell died in – Still living ***
Colin Powell Fact 1: Colin Powell was born on April 5th 1937 in New York City, New York and would become American Statesman, Retired Four-Star General in the United States Army, Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. Armed Forces Command and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Colin Powell Fact 2: Family: He came from a family that was working class. The names of his parents were Luther Theophilus Powell and Maud Arial McKoy both of Jamaican ancestry.
Colin Powell Fact 3: Education: He was educated at Morris High School and City College of New York.
Colin Powell Fact 4: Career: He began his career when he joined the Reserves Officers’ Training Corps.
Colin Powell Fact 8: He served two tours, separately, in Vietnam and it was an experience that would leave a haunting nightmare.
Colin Powell Fact 9: Under President Richard Nixon he served a White House Fellowship in 1972, a highly prestigious position.
Colin Powell Fact 10: During the 1983 invasion of Greneda, Powell served as senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and in 1986 during the airstrike on Libya.
Colin Powell Fact 11: In 1987, aged forty nine, Powell became National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan.
Colin Powell Fact 16: He officially retired from the military in 1993 ranked as a four-star general. By 2005 he was also retired from political life and became a “strategic limited partner” for Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers a Silicon Valley venture capital firm of some repute.
Colin Powell Fact 17: Later in 2005 he was very critical of the response to Hurricane Katrina saying many thousands were not protected properly not because they were black, but simply because they were poor.
Colin Powell Fact 18: In 2014 it was announced by Salesforce.com that Colin Powell had been accepted on its Board of Directors.
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