Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.
This podcast is a follow-up to Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Wesley K. Clark's discussion of his latest book, A Time to Lead, for Duty, Honor and Country, and features Gen. Clark's responses to a variety of questions and comments from UCLA students and affiliates.
Gen. Clark is a Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 academic years. As Senior Fellow, Clark guest lectures, helps develop the annual Burkle Center conference, writes articles, and supports the Center's initiatives.
Born in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Wesley Clark distinguished himself early as an athlete and a scholar, leading his high school swimming team to a state championship and graduating first in his class from West Point. In 1966, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a Masters Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
During thirty-four years of service in the United States Army Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. After his retirement in 2000, he became an investment banker, author, commentator, and businessman. In September 2003 he answered the call to stand as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, where his campaign won the state of Oklahoma and launched him to national prominence before he returned to the private sector in February 2004.
For more information about Wesley Clark, visit his website www.securingamerica.com