Published November 15, 2004
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Colin Powell intends to leave the Bush administration. Key details about Powell:
NAME: Colin Luther Powell.
AGE-BIRTH DATE: 67; April 5, 1937.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's of science in geology, City College of New York, 1958; master's in business administration, George Washington University, 1971.
EXPERIENCE: Secretary of state, 2001-current; founder and chairman, America's Promise, a nonprofit organization for youth; 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Oct. 1, 1989-Sept. 30, 1993 under the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations; national security adviser to President Reagan, 1987-89; served in the Army for 35 years in command and staff positions.
AWARDS: Military awards include Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
Civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal.
FAMILY: Wife, Alma; three children, Michael, Linda and Anne.