20th Secretary of Defense of the United States, sworn in by Al Gore on January 24, 1997

born August 28, 1940
Bangor, Maine


Political Positions

Miscellaneous Achievements

Miscellaneous Honours

  • 1974: TIME magazine selected Cohen as of one of America's 200 future leaders.
  • 1975: Cohen is named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in America by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.
  • 1975: the Boston University Law School awarded him its "Young Lawyer's Chair"
  • 1976: Cohen is given the Award for Distinguished Public Service by the Boston University Alumni Association.
  • 1980: Cohen receives the "Vanguard" award from the Non-Commissioned Officers Association
  • 1983: Non-Commissioned Officers Association awards Cohen the L. Mendel Rivers Award.
  • 1996: Cohen receives the U.S. Special Operations Command Medal.

references: www.biography.com, www.defenselink.mil, racerelations.about.com.

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