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91 of rig its - I1 :k 1i 11 0 t re 1- n :n ie ty Ile le h e Y I I I 1 I 01 ' 8 OPERATION DESERT STORM : THE MILITARY Saturday January 26 1991 Fort Worth Star -Telegram i Section A Page 5: i 1 4' Officer rps is g i f ' Work war -- ( n ' '' ' ' ' ‘ - ' '' ' ' More blacks giving the orders : t's : mix to push I is li ''' - L 0 ft ic ''''''' - i i increasing xl increasingly integrated '1 dr - Powell to top i - -( - e - ! pf§ t ' 4 - BY NIICHAEL WHITELEY officials in other branches concede e- - ' l' ' - ant colonels and 932 cl BY RON I IUTCIIESON captains Fort Worth Star-Telegram that their record for putting blacks s 253 admirals ! t Port Worth Star-Telegram Washington Bureau ) i - it- '' t t- Three of the Navy' 1 - t--) : - They have lived and died as in top positions is less commend- are black The Navy has 34 black Iv HI — en " WASNGTON G Colin I 4 o ' i b ' --- '--4-& Io ' bl t America s hidden heroes a e captains 169 commanders 469 le Powell the calm media savvy 4 i 4 --- 4 - - 1 But until the post Vietnam push t i 4 ' - - ---------------- -- Of the 20600 pilots in the Air lieutenant commanders 1034 lieu-- chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ' ' - --- - - to balance the share of blacks in - t Force 301 are black The Navy tenants and 487 lieutenants junio :k I Staff has a simple explanation for - a command with those on t oasts of successes t ' ' --- d h th dying ' which boasts its in at- grade li ' his rise to the top of the US military - -t--e" I battlefield they were seldom in tracting blacks to its aviation and Not until the Korean War did ' 4 ' i hierarchy "4it d ' -x ' -' i ' ' - charge ' Now their role is shifting submarine programs has 230 Afri- whites and blacks fight side by side t- ''The real story is that I climbed 1 '- t - t z ---------"s can American pilots — about 2 per But there are numerous accounts of 0 -- I climbed well and I climbed ' - ' - i t'747-1:--z---1 Most visibly the war is being di- 4 --)-mm-L -m' - ' ' ' rectey Army en on owe t ----- - cent of the 12000-plus serving black unsung heroes in wars before hard" he told a group of black jour- d b A G Cohn Powell ' Dr Charles Moskos a military nalists shortly after his appointment fr' ' ' ' ' '5---c---r--- the first African-American chair- - sociologist at Northwestern Univer e - to the post "I climbed over the cliff - '-' N -e-----7-11: re k ' man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ' ! - sity gave one but always on the backs of the con- : i Blacks make up more than I 1 per v 7 ‘ - "We're getting a whole When Theodore Roosevelt took a n- tributions of those who went be '1 : ' ' ' i ir cent of the Army's officer corps 55 : -- from his Wash - ' fore" - - --'1 's I -1 - -- - - percent of the officer pool in the Air bunch Of intelligent ington political career to join the brief 1898 hiatus — i n- Powell's ascent has reached diz- - - ' i -- t Force 51 percent in the Marine i - zying new heights with the onset of - - : '1- I °-- - Corps and 4 percent in the Navy young people who Spanish-American War it was a reg- '-- 1 '- ' iment of black Army soldiers and n Operation Desert Storm a military ' ' While blacks make up 124 per- think there's :n ' campaign that has made the quiet ---- " i t f t1 - -- - cent of the US population and 25 not the Rough Riders who captured something for them in San Juan's Kettle Hill le ' reserved four-star general a familiar VV- 1i '''' ' i percent of the forces in America's and widely admired media pres- ' '- 1 I ' - - - ---- Desert Storm operations military a career in the They were ordered to stop and ty ' ence : i officials and historians say their military The biggest step aside on the apex and then they - were told to charge in behind Roosei Powell's performance under fire 0o numbers in military leadersip ro hles - vett" Moskos said le ---7 both in the battle zone and in ' it have improved significantly in re- boost to bringing in Historians say the all black 9th i 1 front of inquisitive reporters — has ' - ' - ' - - cent years minorities has been and 10th Cavalry units the "Buffalo won near-unanimous praise and Associated Press Army officials say the black share th le fueled talk of a possible spot on a Gen Colin Powell has been praised for his actions under pressure ofleadership is up from less than 10 er tremendous soliders" were largely responsible PP for taming the nation's western o i presidential ticket percent in 1985 — in part because of upward mobility frontier during the 19th century o Some political analysts tout Pow- "You've got to remember that Ei- South Bronx His career has taken a minority advertising program that Moskos said blacks also have h' ell as a potential Dwight D Eisen- senhower went through a protracted him to posts in Colorado Kansas spent 8 cents of every dollar last year played a significant role in the mili- h '- i hower — a military hero who was war in which people invested a great Alabama and Georgia as well as two On media vendors considered disad- - Li Col Joseph Allred tary since the Korean War when the e I propelled by a grateful nation into deal of passion This isn't the same stints in Vietnam where he was vantaged Army spokesman Armed Forces were integrated But 1 the White House kind of war" he said wounded by a punfi stick booby As of October the Army counted they also have taken note of the Y In another sign of Powell's new- Powell for his part consistently trap among its black officers 27 generals difficulties of moving into leader- found prominence the military downplays any talk of politics De- Powell 53 became the first black 206 colonels 551 lieutenant cola- Blacks in the Air Force include I Y ship i e leader's likeness has joined card- spite his long association with Re- and the youngest chairman of the nets 1633 majors and 4590 cap- three generals 107 colonels 341 One-fourth of all the nation's i board cutouts of President Bush and publicans the general's political af- Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1989 after tains an Army spokesman said Af- lieutenant colonels 1151 majors men entered the service dur- bshiao f ' Madonna on Washington streets filiation is unknown Powell has serving as President Ronald rican-Americans accounted for and 2838 captains ing the peacetime draft before Viet- 3 where tourists can pay to be photo- acknowledged that in the early Reagan's national security adviser 9993 officers in all said the spokes- The Air Force set military pre- nam he said That dropped to 19 graphed next to the lifelike icons 1960s his Volkswagen sported an As the highest ranking and most vis- man Lt Col Joseph Allred cedent in September when it pro- percent during the war and has held "Colin Powell is a talented guy "All The Way With LBJ" bumper ible black in the military Powell "We steady since re getting a whole bunch of - ) This is an opportunity to show that sticker makes a conscious effort to serve as intelligent young people who think moted a 48-year-old black woman The imbalance in the force in the - to the world" said George Edwards "Some people see me as a political a role model there's something for them in a ea- to brigadier general Marcelite i I Persian Gulf region is one of social III' a political scientist at Texas figure sometimes but I really am In an interview with black-owned reer in the military" Allred said Harris whose 25-year career was in I class as well as race Moskos said A&M University and author of a not" he told The Washington Post Ebony magazine the general de- "The biggest boost to bringing in maintenance control was named - new book on presidential populari- in 1989 "I've never wanted to leave scribed the kind of reaction he hopes minorities has been their tremen- vice commander of the Oklahoma "We'll have a lot of working-class c City Air Logistics Center at Tinker whites and blacks in the war" he ty- the military" to evoke in black teen-agers — dous upward mobility" said "But that's what the volunteer - Air Force Base But although Edwards does not The son ofJamaican immigrants "Hey look at that dude He came Comparisons are difficult be- force is all about Essentially the - rule out a political career for Powell Powell joined the Army in 1958 af- out of the South Bronx If he got out cause the services present their The Marine Corps has no black ) upper-middle classes have excused t he rejects the Eisenhower analogy ter a childhood in Harlem and the why can't I?" numbers in differing fashions but generals 243 colonels 466 lieuten- themselves from fighting" - - 1 - i' i t - - - - — - -- - -- -- - 1 7- t- 111 1AO: ' 1 ' 11 e °' t ' ' -- i ''' ::' ' ''' '-' ' - ' 4 s 4 ' 11 WWI 11 "111 - - 'I f 1 1:- -t i ::: -f--L''' N' - ' ' II 0 ' ' ' ' a I ! 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Operation Desert Storm a military campaign that has made the quiet reserved four-star general a familiar and widely admired media presence Powell's performance under fire —7 both in the battle zone and in front of inquisitive reporters — has won near-unanimous praise and fueled talk of a possible spot on a presidential ticket Some political analysts tout Powell as a potential Dwight D Eisenhower — a military hero who was propelled by a grateful nation into the White House In another sign of Powell's newfound prominence the military leader's likeness has joined cardboard cutouts of President Bush and Madonna on Washington streets where tourists can pay to be photographed next to the lifelike icons "Colin Powell is a talented guy This is an opportunity to show that to the world" said George Edwards III a political scientist at Texas A&M University and author of a new book on presidential popularity - But although Edwards does not rule out a political career for Powell he rejects the Eisenhower analogy Furniture not available at Six Flags or Tandy Center Ridgmar Fort Worth DESERT STORM : THE MILITARY Associated Press Gen Colin Powell has been praised for his actions under pressure "You've got to remember that Eisenhower went through a protracted war in which people invested a great deal of passion This isn't the same kind of war" he said Powell for his part consistently downplays any talk of politics Despite his long association with Republicans the general's political affiliation is unknown Powell has acknowledged that in the early 1960s his Volkswagen sported an "All The Way With LB1" bumper sticker "Some people see me as a political figure sometimes but I really am not" he told The Washington Post in 1989 "I've never wanted to leave the military" The son ofJamaican immigrants Powell joined the Army in 1958 after a childhood in Harlem and the Dillard's welcomes your Dillard's charge Visa MasterCard American Express Discover and Diner's Club Card SHOP 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got out why can't I?" 1111101111i0iiinti 111111111iling More blacks giving giving the orders Officer corps is increasingly integrated BY NIICHAEL WHITELEY Fort Worth Star-Telegram They have lived and died as America's hidden heroes But until the post-Vietnam push to balance the share of blacks in command with those dying on the battlefield they were seldom in charge Now their role is shifting Most visibly the war is being directed by Army Gen Colin Powell the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Blacks make up more than 11 percent of the Army's officer corps 55 percent of the officer pool in the Air Force 51 percent in the Marine Corps and 4 percent in the Navy While blacks make up 124 percent of the US population and 25 percent of the forces in America's Desert Storm operations military officials and historians say their numbers in military leadership roles have improved significantly in recent years Army officials say the black share of leadership is up from less than I 0 percent in 1985 — in part because of a minority advertising program that spent 8 cents of every dollar last year on media vendors considered disadvantaged As of October the Army counted among its black officers 27 generals 206 colonels 551 lieutenant colonels 1633 majors and 4590 captains an Army spokesman said African-Americans accounted for 9993 officers in all said the spokesman Lt Col Joseph Allred "We're getting a whole bunch of intelligent young people who think there's something for them in a career in the military" Allred said "The biggest boost to bringing in minorities has been their tremendous upward mobility" Comparisons are difficult because the services present their numbers in differing fashions but B Brookwood sofa and loveseat set Traditional camel back sofa and loveseat with ruffled skirt corner treatment and oversized accent pillows Upholstered in a mauve and seafoam floral print Sleeper $699 matmonstsmsma C Brookwood sofa and loveseat set Contemporary 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control was named vice commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base The Marine Corps has no black generals 243 colonels 466 lieuten $999 A Southern sofa otomorammoml and loveseat set A traditionally styled set with teal mattress ticking stripe upholstery Sleeper $699 Chair and ottoman WO i EVERYDAY LOW PRICING: You don't have to wait for a sale with Dillard's everyday low prices Compare our low prices with other's limited time "sale" prices 2 SELECTION: Henredon Century Don Craft Lane Bernhardt Stanley Frederick Edwards Lexington and Fairfield Dillard's offers a complete selection of name brands in all the best styles and made with all the best materials 3 QUALITY: At Dillard's you will find only the finest quality and craftsmanship Because at Dillard's quality & dependability are important 4 FINANCING: Take advantage of Dillard's low 79 financing on furniture purchases of $1000 or more Dillard's charge MasterCard Visa American Express Discover and Diner's Club 5 SALESPEOPLE: Our knowledgeable salespeople know their business & appreciate yours DELIVERY: Prompt convenient service Star-Telegram I Section A Page 5' ' ant colonels and 932 captains Three of the Navy's 253 admirals are black The Navy has 34 black captains 169 commanders 469 lieutenant commanders 1034 lieu-- tenants and 487 lieutenants junio grade Not until the Korean War did whites and blacks fight side by side But there are numerous accounts of black unsung heroes in wars before Dr Charles Moskos a military sociologist at Northwestern University gave one: When Theodore Roosevelt took a brief 1898 hiatus from his Washington political career to join the Spanish-American War it was a regiment of black Army soldiers and not the Rough Riders who captured San Juan's Kettle Hill "They were ordered to stop and step aside on the apex and then they were told to charge in behind Roosevelt" Moskos said Historians say the all-black 9th and 10th Cavalry units the "Buffalo soliders" were largely responsible for taming the nation's western frontier during the 19th century Moskos said blacks also have played a significant role in the military since the Korean War when the Armed Forces were integrated But they also have taken note of the difficulties of moving into leadership One-fourth of all the nation's black men entered the service during the peacetime draft before Vietnam he said That dropped to 19 percent during the war and has held steady since The imbalance in the force in Persian Gulf region is one of social class as well as race Moskos said "We'll have a lot of working-class whites and blacks in the war" he said "But that's what the volunteer force is all about Essentially the upper-middle classes have excused themselves from fighting"

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