Highlights from My Last Baggage Call

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Glenn's Journey

Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world.

Book of Inspiration

Glenn Powell’s first book, “My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One,” is a memoir, a book of inspiration. It’s a book that shares struggles, and how one can overcome those struggles. It details one young man’s belief in himself, and his belief in the goodness of humankind.

Achievement Medals

SFC Powell retired with distinction from the Military in 2002. He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his service, including the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received U.S. Service Ribbons for both domestic and overseas service.

Sacrifices and Service

Sergeant First Class Glenn W. Powell’s amazing journey has been one of sacrifices, service, and life-changing miracles. This beloved son of Toledo, Ohio envisioned his future, then set about to make it a reality. Never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined his life would end up as it did; serving not one, but three Presidents of the United States, meeting global leaders as he traveled around the world.

Air Force One

In December 1995, Glenn W. Powel assumed the duties of transportation supervisor for Air Force One. He was featured in the National Geographic: Inside American Power Air Force One Documentary. Rent the DVD from the excerpts page.

Deputy Director of Customer Support

In January, 2001, during Glenn's service under President George W. Bush, SFC Glenn Powell was transferred to the White House Military Office, Customer Support and Organizational Development where he served as deputy director.