A Complete Soldier ; Colin Powell

Colin Powell got the job he always wanted

General Colin L. Powell has had a tough time staying out of Washington. Since he was first spotted as a bright young comer while a White House Fellow in 1972, Powell has shuttled in and out of Pentagon and civilian desk jobs. No sooner had he finally won command of the prestigious V Corps in West Germany in 1986 than Washington beckoned again, asking him to trade his coveted flag post for duty as Deputy National Security Adviser.

It took a personal appeal from Commander in Chief Ronald Reagan to get Powell to take the NSC job. Powell requested and received...

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