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H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Schwarzkopf, H. Norman (1935– ), commander in chief, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), responsible for the planning and direction of all U.S. and coalition armed forces in the Persian Gulf War (1991). He was Deputy Chief of Staff for Operation and Plans (1986–87) and Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force, in Grenada (Oct. 1983). He served two consecutive tours in Vietnam. Schwarzkopf graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1956). He has received numerous awards and decorations, including 2 Distinguished Service Medals, 3 Silver Stars, and 3 Bronze Stars with a “V” for valor.

See also: Persian Gulf War.

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