General Norman Schwarzkopf

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General H. Norman Schwarzkopf (also known as "Stormin' Norman" and "The Bear") is a retired United States Army General who, while he served as Combatant Commander of U.S. Central Command, was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991.

Schwarzkopf was born Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr, in Trenton, New Jersey to Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, then the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. The family resided in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. In January 1952 his birth certificate was amended to make his name "H. Norman Schwarzkopf".

His connection with the Persian Gulf region began very early on. In 1946, when he was 12, he and the rest of his family joined their father, stationed in Tehran, Iran, where his father would go on to be instrumental in Operation Ajax. He attended the Community High School in
Tehran, later the International School of Geneva, and attended and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy. He is also a member of Mensa, with a tested I.Q. of 168.
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After attending
g Valley Forge Military Academy, Schwarzkopf, an army brat, attended the United States Military Academy, where he graduated 43rd in his class in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also attended the University of Southern California, where he received a Master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1964. His special field of study was guided missile engineering, a program that USC developed with the Army, which incorporated equally both aeronautical and mechanical engineering.

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