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General Colin L. Powell

Colin Powell

35-year veteran of the U.S. Army, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colin Powell was born in New York City in 1937. He is a retired four-star general in the United States Army and has earned numerous military, civilian, and foreign honors. He has served four presidential administrations in a variety of roles, most recently as Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He lives in Virginia.