Wesley Clark

Wesley Clark DEMDemocrat

American general and former Democratic Party presidential candidate

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Wesley ClarkDEMDemocrat American general and former Democratic Party presidential candidate
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Wesley Kanne Clark (born December 23, 1944) is a retired United States Army officer. He graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1966 at West Point and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a master's degree in military science. He spent 34 years in the U.S. Army, receiving many military decorations, several honorary knighthoods, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Clark served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000, commanding Operation Allied Force during the Kosovo War. In 2003, Clark launched his candidacy for the 2004 Democratic Party presidential primaries. After winning only the Oklahoma state primary, he withdrew from the race in February 2004, endorsing and campaigning for the eventual Democratic nominee, John Kerry. Clark leads a political action committee, "WesPAC", which he formed after the 2004 primaries and used to support Democratic Party candidates in the 2006 midterm elections. Clark was considered a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2008, but, on September 15, 2007, endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton. After Clinton dropped out of the presidential race, Clark endorsed the then-presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama.Clark has his own consulting firm, Wesley K. Clark and Associates, and is chairman and CEO of Enverra, a licensed boutique investment bank.

Education8 - 8 of 6
Oxford University
MA Rhodes Scholar
1968
United States Military Academy at West Point
BA
1966
National War College
Graduate
Command and General Staff College
Graduate
Armor Officer Advanced and Basic Courses
Graduate
Ranger and Airborne Schools
Graduate
Past Positions1 - 16 of 16
Primary Candidate
United States President
2003 - 2004
Board Chairman
Wavecrest Laboratories
2001 - 2003
Corporate Consultant
Stephens Group, Incorporated
2000 - 2003
Managing Member
Wesley K. Clark and Associates, LLC
2003
NATO Supreme Allied Commander
US-European Command
1997 - 2000
Commander-in-Chief
United States Southern Command, Panama
1996 - 1997
Director
Strategic Policy and Plans, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense
1994 - 1996
Training and Doctrine Command
United States Army
1991 - 1992
Chief
Army Study Group, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
1983 - 1984
Chief
Plans Integration Division, Office of the Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army
1983
White House Fellow
1975 - 1976
Assistant Professor
United States Military Academy
Commentator
Military and International Affairs, CNN
Deputy Chief of Staff for Concepts
Doctrine and Developments
Special Assistant
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
United States Army General
Retired
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
Board Chair
City Year
2001 - Current
Board Member
National Endowment for Democracy
2001 - Current
Board Member
Arkansas Repertory Theater
2001 - Current
Board Member
International Crisis Group
2000 - Current
Board Member
The Atlantic Council
2000 - Current