QUOTE OF THE DAY

QUOTE OF THE DAY

QUOTE OF THE DAY 7th December 2017 BY COLIN POWELL.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Colin Luther Powell ( born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army Powell was born in Harlem as the son of Jamaican immigrants. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. Powell was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position.

Powell was a professional soldier for 35 years, during which time he held myriad command and staff positions and rose to the rank of 4-star General. His last assignment, from October 1, 1989 to September 30, 1993, was as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military position in the Department of Defense. During this time, he oversaw 28 crises, including Operation Desert Storm in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He also formulated the Powell Doctrine.

Following his military retirement, Powell wrote his best-selling autobiography, My American Journey. In addition, he pursued a career as a public speaker, addressing audiences across the country and abroad. Prior to his appointment as Secretary of State, Powell was the chairman of America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of young people. He was nominated by President Bush on December 16, 2000 as Secretary of State. After being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he was sworn in as the 65th Secretary of State on January 20, 2001.

Powell is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards and decorations. Powell’s civilian awards include two Presidential Medal of Freedom, the President’s Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal. Several schools and other institutions have been named in his honor and he holds honorary degrees from universities and colleges across the country.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY 7th December 2017 BY COLIN POWELL.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2017:Steve Jobs Theatre opens at Apple Park.
  • 2013:Posthumously inducted as a Disney Legend.
  • 2012:Grammy Trustees Award, an award for those who have influenced the music industry in areas unrelated to performance.
  • 2007:Jobs was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.
  • 2007:Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune
  • 1991:Howard Vollum Award by Reed College
  • 1989:Entrepreneur of the Decade by  magazine
  • 1987:Jefferson Award for Public Service
  • 1985:National Medal of Technology (with Steve Wozniak)

 

IMPORTANCE OF INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY IN DAILY LIFE

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of best sources is inspirational quotes. Quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious. Inspirational quotes are important because they activate an emotional pulse point in our hearts and minds when we are in a distressing situation. The right quote can help us to see light at the end of the tunnel, and give us that extra burst of hope and courage to persevere.

 

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