Full name: Colin Luther Powell
Born April 5, 1937 in South Bronx, NY.
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Bush and President Clinton.
The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell was raised in the South Bronx and went to public schools before going to City College of New York. He participated in the R.O.T.C. and became a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and then was a battalion commander in Korea. Powell served as Commander in Chief of Forces Command at Fort McPherson before being named as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He became a nationally known figure during the Gulf War fiasco. Powell retired from the U.S. Army in 1993 and now spends time denying that he will run for President.
update: named Secretary of State by Shrub.