Wesley Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator. He retired a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army.
While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division levels and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy. In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe, he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.
Today, General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Co-Chairman of Growth Energy; senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations; Advisor at the Blackstone Group; Director of International Crisis Group; Chairman of City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock; Chairman of UGR Inc., a banking and strategic advisory firm; as well as numerous corporate boards.
General Clark has authored four books and serves as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board and ACORE's Advisory Board.
General Clark graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also completed Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
General Clark's awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), Silver star, bronze star, purple heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous awards from other governments, including award of Commander of the Legion of Honor in France.