General Wesley Clark

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander & Presidential Candidate

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General Wesley Clark tailors each speech to his audience, employing his expertise and scholarly background to relate world events to current business strategies. Intimately aware of the political strategy and psychology that dictates corporate bottom lines, he applies his experience and skills in strategic leadership, high technology, training, and organizational development to the challenges facing the corporate world—offering a singularly informed and dynamic view of leadership based on honor, conviction, and action.

About General Wesley Clark

Wesley K. Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator.

General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Chairman and Founder of Enverra, Inc. a licensed investment bank, Board Member of Growth Energy; Senior Fellow at UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations; Advisor at the Blackstone Group; Advisory Board member of SICPA, Trustee of International Crisis Group; Founding Chair of City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock; Chairman of Energy Security Partners, LLC; as well as numerous corporate boards including BNK Petroleum, Leagold Mining, and Rentech. A best-selling author, General Clark has written four books and is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and Director of the Atlantic Council.

He is active in energy, including oil and gas, biofuels, electric power and batteries, finance, and security. During his business career he has served as an advisory, consultant or board member of over ninety private and publicly traded companies.

Clark retired as a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes scholar. 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 level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). He was the principal author of both the US National Military Strategy and Joint Vision 2010, prescribing US warfighting for full-spectrum dominance. He also participated with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the Dayton Peace Process, and helped write and negotiate significant portions of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement. In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, a 78-day air campaign, backed by ground invasion planning and a diplomatic process, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.

His 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 other awards from other governments, including award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France). He has also been awarded the Department of State Distinguished Service Award and numerous civilian honors for his civic contributions.

Speech Topics

  • Don't Wait for the Next War
  • International Economics
  • Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century
  • War & the Media
  • What is the Future of America?

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Gen. Wesley Clark: Newsmax: Gen. Clark: Syria Accord Possible, But 'Fraught With Obstacles'

9/23/2013

Wesley Clark: NPR: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark Talks About Precedents And Syria

8/27/2013

Wall Street Journal: Gen. Wesley Clark Joins Blackstone

6/19/2013

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