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Name: H. Norman Schwarzkopf                                                       
Born: 22 August 1934 Trenton, New Jersey                                           
Nickname: Stormin' Norman                                                         
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, also known as "Stormin' Norman" (b. August 22,     
1934) is a retired United States Army 4 Star General who, while he served as       
Commander-in-Chief (now known as "Combatant Commander") of U.S. Central Command,   
was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991. Schwarzkopf was     
born in Trenton, New Jersey (but resided in Lawrenceville, New Jersey) to         
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, then the Superintendent of the New Jersey State       
Police. 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.