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John Shalikashvili
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Military Personnel
    (June 27, 1936-July 23, 2011)
    Born in Warsaw, Poland
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (October 25, 1993-October 1, 1997)
    First foreign-born Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Served in the United States Army for nearly 40 years, achieving the rank of General
    He strongly supported the implementation of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' which prohibited openly gay soldiers from serving in the military.
    Speaking at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he labeled himself as a 'new Democrat.'
    By sending American troops into countries like Rwanda and Bosnia, he upset those who argue for non-interventionism.
    He enjoyed learning English by watching John Wayne movies.
    His nickname was 'Shali.'
    He graduated both Bradley University and George Washington University.
    He served in the Vietnam War.
    He earned more than a dozen awards for his military service.
    Later in life, he changed his position on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and became an advocate for gays serving openly in the military.
    He suffered a stroke shortly after speaking at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and faded out of the public eye.

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