Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Wesley Clark

Army General (ret.) and former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO; Chairman, Rodman & Renshaw


Wesley Clark, Chairman of investment bank Rodman & Renshaw, is a retired four-star Army general who served as Supreme Allied Commander for NATO, leading Operation Allied Force in Kosovo. He is chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; co-chairman of Growth Energy; a senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at the University of California, Los Angeles; and director of the International Crisis Group. The author of three books, he serves on the advisory boards of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change and the American Council on Renewable Energy. His honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom; the State Department's Distinguished Service Award; the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal; the Army's Distinguished Service Medal; and the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. A valedictorian at the U.S. Military Academy, he received a master's degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar.


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