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bearfartinthewoods Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:04 PM
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is/was Clark a lobbyist?
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 02:07 PM by bearfartinthewoods
i just had a customer tell me that Clark was lobbying for defense industries between his retirement from the military and his stint at CNN. is this true?
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:18 PM
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1. I don't know all the details of this but got it from a thread last night
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:31 PM
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2. Clark Does not appear to have been a lobbyist
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 02:34 PM by papau
"Now in the private sector, Clark is chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic advisory and consulting firm, and serves on the Board of Directors of Messer-Griesheim, Acxiom Corporation and SIRVA Corporation. In addition, his non-profit activities include trustee of International Crisis Group, board member of the National Endowment for Democracy and district senior advisor to the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington D.C."

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2003 WaveCrest Laboratories today announced that Gen. Wesley K. Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and one of the nations most highly decorated military officers, has been named Chairman of the Board. WaveCrest Laboratories is a Dulles, Va.-based technology company that has developed a breakthrough electric propulsion system that transforms electrical energy into mechanical motion and vice versa with exceptional power and efficiency. The WaveCrest Adaptive Motor system has a wide range of transportation, energy and commercial applications, including light transportation vehicles, wheelchairs, windmills, mass transit and automobiles. We are delighted to have a person of Gen. Clarks caliber, accomplishments, vision and character to lead WaveCrest, said Joseph Perry, the president of WaveCrest. His energy and experience will help grow WaveCrest into a world-leading enterprise and continue the rapid development and introduction of our technology.As chairman of WaveCrests board, Gen. Clark will provide leadership and direction for the companys business goals and objectives.

Official bio: General Wesley K. Clark is one of the nation's most distinguished retired military officers. During his thirty four years of service in the United States Army, he held numerous staff and command positions, rising to the rank of 4-star general and NATO Supreme Allied Commander.

From 1997 through May of 2000, General Clark was NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Commander in Chief of the United States European Command. In this position, General Clark commanded Operation Allied Force, NATOs first major combat action, which saved 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.

From 1996 to 1997 General Clark served as Commander in Chief of the United States Southern Command, Panama, where he was responsible for the direction of U.S. military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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.

General Clark is a 1966 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated first in his class. He holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

General Clark is a recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He has received honorary Knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments and was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor. In August 2000, General Clark was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian honor.

An acclaimed public speaker and commentator for CNN, General Clark is the author of the best-selling Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat (Public Affairs, New York, NY, 2001).

General Clark is also licensed as an investment banker. He joined Stephens Inc. as a consultant in July of 2000 and was named Managing Director Merchant Banking of Stephens Group, Inc. from March 2001 through February 2003. He is currently the chairman of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic advisory and consulting firm.

He and his wife Gert live in Little Rock, Arkansas where he grew up and graduated from high school. They have one son, Wesley, who lives in New York City.

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