Nomination of Colin L.
Powell To Be Commander in Chief of the United States Army Forces Command, With
the Rank of General
December 1, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Lt. Gen. Colin L. Powell,
United States Army, to the grade of general in conjunction with his assignment
as commander in chief, Forces Command, Fort McPherson, GA.
General Powell has been Assistant to the President for National Security
Affairs since November 1987. Prior to this he served as Deputy Assistant to the
President for National Security Affairs. General Powell was commanding general,
V Corps, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of
Germany, June through December 1986. From 1983 to 1986, he served as Senior
Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. From 1982 to 1983, he was
deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Combat Development
Activity at Fort Leavenworth, KS. General Powell was
assistant division commander, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Carson, CO, 1981 - 1982. He served
as Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1979 - 1981.
Powell graduated from the City College of New York (B.S., 1958) and George Washington University (M.B.A., 1971). His
many military decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the
Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Soldier's Medal, the
Bronze Star Medal, and a Purple Heart. General Powell was born April
NY. He is married and has