Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten - Star Gazing with Jean
Colon Powell, Ret. - Guest
General Colon Powell of Desert Storm fame was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 1989 to September 30, 1993. Born in New York City, Colin Powell graduated from the City University of New York and received a second lieutenant's commission in 1958.
service in Vietnam, General Powell became a presidential
assistant for national security affairs (1987-1989). He
was the first African-American to become chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989). He had overall
responsibility for the U.S. military effort against Iraq
(operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm) in 1990-1991. In 2001, he
became Secretary of State.