Gen. Colin Powell: 1937-2021

General Colin G. Powell passed away on October 18, 2021, at 84. Gen. Powell was the first African-American person to hold the positions of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State. Like Marshall, he was well-respected across the political spectrum and was noted for his reluctance to foster political ambitions. A […]

The George C. Marshall Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

The George C. Marshall Foundation has recently brought on four new members to its Board of Trustees. Walton M. Jeffress, Jr., of Fairfax, Virginia, is an attorney specializing in trust law, estate planning, and taxation law. He earned his B.S. from the Virginia Military Institute in 1968, his J.D. from Washington and Lee University in […]

Marshall on a fishing trip

Friends and Pranksters: Marshall and Brigadier General Adams

It is difficult to imagine Marshall as inhabiting anything but the no-nonsense, resolute persona of his professional life. This image is so pervasive that we are commonly asked if he ever smiled at all. The Marshall Foundation archives house documents and photos that reveal the General’s personal life, including his lighter side.  In a 1957 interview with Marshall biographer Forrest C. Pogue, Brigadier General […]