Unavoidably delayed by his central role in Operation Desert Storm in the victorious Persian Gulf War, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) was unable to keep his commitment to address MCAA attendees during the 1991 convention (although he sent his greetings via videotape). Now, with his years of official service to the nation behind him, General Powell will appear in person to kick off MCAA '07, Meeting the Challenge of Change (February 25 to March 1, 2007 in Orlando).