Retired General, United States Army
Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
Wesley Clark (ret. Gen., USA) was most recently Chairman of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic advisory and consulting firm. He is Chairman of the Board at WaveCrest Laboratories, a firm now developing a breakthrough electric propulsion system. He also founded Leadership for America, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering the conversation about America's future. From 2000 to 2003, Clark served as a Managing Director for the Stephens Group, Inc. He served in the United States Army for more than 35 years rising to NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Commander in Chief of the United States European Command from 1997 to 2000. From 1996 to 1997, Clark served as Commander in Chief of the United States Southern Command, Panama. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Director for Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff with responsibilities for worldwide U.S. military strategic planning.
Clark has been a Member of the Markle Task Force since its inception in 2002 and is also part of the Task Force's Steering Committee. He has contributed to the following reports produced by the Task Force: Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age in 2002, Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security in 2003, Implementing a Trusted Information Sharing Environment in 2006, Mobilizing Information to Prevent Terrorism in 2006, and Nation at Risk in 2009.