General Colin L. Powell

General Colin L. Powell (HM1KI8)

Location: Leavenworth, KS 66027 Leavenworth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 20.79', W 94° 55.16'

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American Statesman · American Son · American Soldier

Born 05 Apr 1937
Harlem, New York
Graduated ROTC, City College
of New York, 1958
Alma Vivian Johnson, 25 Aug 1962
Luther and Maud Powell
- First Black -
Secretary of State
National Security Advisor
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
First ROTC Graduate and
youngest General to become
Originator and driving force
behind Buffalo Soldier monument
America's Promise Alliance
"to refocus the nation's
attention on the needs of youth"
"At the end, all we can leave
behind of value are our service,
our good works, our reputation,
and our children to be the next
generation of leaders for our
beloved nation." Colin L. Powell
"A leader whose motivation was
based upon selfless service -
not himself..."
General Gordon R. Sullivan
USA, Retired, Speaker, 05 Sep 2014
Commissioned ROTC, 09 Jun 1958
Retired, 30 Sep 1993
Major Commands
Cdr 1st Battalion, 32nd Inf, 1973-74
Cdr 2d Brigade, 101
Airborne Div (A/A), 1976-77
Asst Div Cdr 4th Inf Div, 1981-82
Deputy Commanding General
Combined Arms Center,
Fort Leavenworth, 1982-83
Cdr V Corps, Germany, 1986
Cdr Forces Command, 1989
Vietnam, 1962-63, 1968-69
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Major Operations
Just Cause, Panama, 1989
Desert Shield, Kuwait, 1991
Desert Storm, Kuwait, 1991
Restore Hope, Somalia, 1992
Presidential Medal
of Freedom, 2 awards
Congressional Gold Medal
Defense Distinguished Service
Medal, w/4 OLC
Distinguished Service
Medal, Army, w/2 OLC
Soldier's Medal
Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Honorary British Knighthood, KCB
French Légion d'Honneur,
Grand Cross
Order of Jamaica
"The day soldiers stop bringing you
their problems is the day you
stop leading" Colin L. Powell
National Security Advisor
for President
Ronald Reagan, 1987-89
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of
Staff for President
George H. W. Bush, 1989-93
President William J. Clinton, 1993
Secretary of State for
President George W. Bush,
"We have the strength to take
risks for peace...because we...have
an insurance the name
of the Armed Forces of the United
States...the Best in the World."
Colin L. Powell,
Secretary of State
Confirmation Hearing, 17 Jan 2001
"Over the years, the United States
has sent many of its fine young
men and women into great peril
to fight for freedom beyond our
borders. The only amount of land
we have ever asked for in return
is enough to bury those that did
not return."
Colin L. Powell, 2003
"We will flourish and prevail for
all ages because our diverse
American society has strength,
values and resiliency, and we will
not waste God's gift to us."
Colin L. Powell
Powell's 13 Rules

"They Worked for Me."
1. It ain't as bad as you think.
It will look better in the morning.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
3. Avoid having your ego so close to
your position that when your position
falls, your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done!
5. Be careful what you choose.
You may get it.
6. Don't let adverse facts stand in
the way of a good decision.
7. You can't make someone else's choices.
You shouldn't let someone else make yours.
8. Check small things.
9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
12. Don't take counsel of your fears
or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
"Leadership is getting more out of people than
the science of management says you can."
Colin L. Powell
HM NumberHM1KI8
Year Placed2014
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 334609 N 4356985
Decimal Degrees39.34650000, -94.91933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 20.79', W 94° 55.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 20' 47.4" N, 94° 55' 9.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)913
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 188-246 Grant Ave, Leavenworth KS 66027, US
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