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Colin Powell on Leadership and Military Service

President Reagan with National Security Advisor Colin Powell, 1988

President Reagan with National Security Advisor Colin Powell, 1988

Washington, DC
Sunday, November 11, 2012

Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, reflects on leadership and his experience in the military. He also talks about working for both the Reagan and Bush administrations. Powell spoke at the American Veterans Center’s 15th Annual Conference.

Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:38pm (ET)

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