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Howard University Commencement Address

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Colin Powell delivered the commencement address at Howard University in Washington, D.C.… read more

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Colin Powell delivered the commencement address at Howard University in Washington, D.C. General Powell grew up in the South Bronx and graduated from the City College of New York. In 1958, through the reserve officers training corps program he has commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Thirty-five years later, he retired from his military career a four-star general, after having served as chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff. In 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed General Colin Powell the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As chairman, he served as a principal adviser to the president, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council. Last year, he retired from his military career after 35 years of service. close

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Howard University Commencement Address

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Program ID:
56807-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 1994 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 15, 1994 | 8:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 15, 1994 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 15, 1994 | 12:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 15, 1994 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 15, 1994 | 8:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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