Today in Black History: September 20, 1989 “Colin Powell Becomes Joint Chiefs of Staff”

On today in 1989, Colin Powell became the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell was the first African American to hold this position. He was nominated by President George H. Bush’s and the Senate Armed Forces Committee unanimously confirmed the Presidents nomination. During his time as Joint Chiefs of Staff, he oversaw 28 cries, including Operation Desert Storm and The Persian Gulf War.

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