Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from Little Rock, will visit the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law on Monday, Feb. 25, to speak about the importance of NATO to national security.
Clark’s talk will take place from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the Friday Courtroom at the law school. The doors will open at 4:45 p.m. Dean Theresa Beiner will introduce Clark, and a short question-and-answer will follow Clark’s talk.
Clark’s talk is hosted by the Bowen Chapter of The American Constitution Society.
Clark graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy and completed degrees in philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. He retired as a four-star general after 38 years in the U.S. Army, having served in his last assignments as commander of U.S. Southern Command and then as commander of U.S. European Command/Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.
In his final 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, that saved 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.
Clark has received numerous U.S. and foreign military awards, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. In 2000, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
He currently serves as chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm. He has four books and is a frequent contributor on TV and to newspapers.
For more information, contact Tina Medlock at 501-324-9973.
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