Summary

Towards the end of his long Army career, Schwarzkopf led coalition forces during the Gulf War while serving as commander-in-chief of US Central Command.

Conflict Period:
Persian Gulf War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
General 2
Birth:
22 Aug 1934 1
Trenton, New Jersey 1
Death:
27 Dec 2012 3
Tampa, Florida 4
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Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
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Major General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr.
Major General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr.
Major General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr. (August 28, 1895 – November 25, 1958) US army general officer and the first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. 1912. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Herbert_Norman_Schwarzkopf.jpg
Schwarzkopf becomes commander of U.S. Central Command
Schwarzkopf becomes commander of U.S. Central Command
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, center, transfers the reins of command of U.S. Central Command from U.S. Marine Corps Gen. George B. Crist, left, to Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Nov. 1, 1988. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schwarzkopf_takes_command_of_CENTCOM_1988.jpg
Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf
Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf
Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, in discusssion. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colin_Powell_and_Norman_Schwarzkopf.jpg
Schwarzkopf visiting a base camp during Operation Desert Shield
Schwarzkopf visiting a base camp during Operation Desert Shield
U.S. Army Gen. Norman H. Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks to U.S. soldiers inside a hangar while visiting a base camp during Operation Desert Shield, April 1, 1992. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schwarzkopf_speaks_with_troops_1992.jpg
President Bush greets General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
President Bush greets General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
President Bush greets General H. Norman Schwarzkopf who leads the Desert Storm Homecoming Parade in Washington, D.C. 8 June 1991. source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_Bush_greets_General_H._Norman_Schwarzkopf_who_leads_the_Desert_Storm_Homecoming_Parade_in_Washington,_D.C_-_NARA_-_186434.jpg
Schwarzkopf gives an acceptance speech after receiving the Patriot Award
Schwarzkopf gives an acceptance speech after receiving the Patriot Award
Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf gives an acceptance speech after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award during a ceremony in Shreveport, La., Sept. 12, 2002. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:H._Norman_Schwarzkopf_2002.jpg
Memorial service for retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Memorial service for retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
A memorial service for retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a U.S. Military Academy Class of 1956 graduate, was held at the Cadet Chapel, Feb. 28, 2013, with family, friends and colleagues in attendance. source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schwarzkopf_memorial_service_2013.jpg
George H.W. Bush riding in a Humvee with General Schwarzkopf
George H.W. Bush riding in a Humvee with General Schwarzkopf
George H.W. Bush riding in a Humvee with General Schwarzkopf in Saudi Arabia, November 22, 1990. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bush_saudi_arabia.jpg
Norman Schwarzkopf listening to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney
Norman Schwarzkopf listening to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney
Paul Wolfowitz takes notes while Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf listen to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney at a press conference during Operation Desert Storm. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Powell,_Schwarzkopf,_and_Wolfowitz_at_Cheney_press_conference,_February_1991.jpg
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Schwarzkopf visits the USS Wisconsin, 1990.
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Cease-fire talks between Schwarzkopf and Saddam Hussein
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Schwarzkopf visits the USS Raleigh

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Full Name:
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. 3
Also known as:
Norman Schwarzkopf 1
Also known as:
Norm Schwarzkopf 1
Also known as:
"Stormin' Norman" 1
Also known as:
H. Norman Schwarzkopf 3
Birth:
22 Aug 1934 1
Trenton, New Jersey 1
Male 1
Death:
27 Dec 2012 3
Tampa, Florida 3
Cause: Complications of pneumonia 3
Burial:
Burial Date: 28 Feb 2013 4
Burial Place: West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York 4
Physical Description:
Height: 6 feet 3 inches 3
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Birth:
Mother: Ruth Alice Bowman 1
Father: Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr. 1
Marriage:
Brenda Holsinger 1
1968 1
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Persian Gulf War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
General 2
Postition:
Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command 2

Other Service 2

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
General 2
Service Start Date:
1956 2
Service End Date:
1991 2
Commands held:
1st Battalion, 6th Infantry; 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division; 24th Mechanized Infantry Division; I Corps; U.S. Central Command 2

Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel 2
Command held:
1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade 2
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Occupation:
4-Star General 3
Employment:
Employer: U.S. Central Command 1
Position: Commander 1
Place: MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida 1
Start Date: 1988 1
End Date: 1991 1
Employment:
Employer: U.S. Army 1
Start Date: 1956 1
End Date: 1991 1
Education:
Institution: University of Southern California 3
Place: Los Angeles, CA 3
From: 1962 3
To: 1964 3
Education:
Institution: U.S. Military Academy 1
Place: West Point, New York 1
From: 1952 1
To: 1956 1
Retirement:
1991 1
Desert Storm CENTCOM headquarters:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1
Gulf War:
2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991 1
First tour in Vietnam:
1965-1966 1
Second tour in Vietnam:
1969-1970 1
Vietnam War:
Vietnam 1

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Schwarzkopf had a distinguished Army career lasting 35 years (1956-1991). He graduated from and later taught at the US Military Academy (West Point) and was highly decorated for his service in the Vietnam War. In 1988 Schwarzkopf assumed command of US Central Command and served in that position during the Gulf War. He led Operation Desert Storm, which was considered an incredibly successful military campaign. He retired from the Army in 1991 and died in 2012, leaving behind him a positive military legacy.

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