Quotes by Colin Powell

About Colin Powell:

Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was the first of two consecutive black office-holders to hold the key administration position of U.S. Secretary of State.

Author Bio

  • NameColin Powell
  • DescriptionFormer U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general
  • AliasesColin Luther Powell
  • BornApril 5, 1937
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPolitician; Diplomat
  • AwardsCommander Of The Legion Of Honour; Bronze Star Medal; Knight Commander Of The Order Of The Bath; Legionnaire Of Legion Of Merit; Spingarn Medal; Purple Heart; Presidential Citizens Medal; Presidential Medal Of Freedom; Air Medal; Philadelphia Liberty Medal; Ronald Reagan Freedom Award