|BRIGADIER GENERAL STEPHEN A. CLARK|
Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Clark is the Deputy Commanding General of Joint Special Operations Command which oversees the study of special operation requirements and techniques; ensuring interoperability and equipment standardization. Plans and conducts special operations exercises and training while developing joint special operations tactics.
General Clark was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program in 1986 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During his 26 years of active-duty service, he has served as an evaluator pilot, squadron chief pilot, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, chief operations requirements, executive officer to both the AFSOC vice commander and commander, Headquartes U.S. Air Force, chief of SOF contingency plans and programs, senior USSOCOM LNO to the National Counterterrorism Center, and Headquarters AFSOC Director of Plan, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments. Command assignments include; Commander 4th Special Operations Squadron, Commander CFSOCC CJSOAC, and Commander 27 Special Operations Wing.
General Clark is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in 13 aircraft. He has flown combat missions in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
1986 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1991 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (Distinguished Graduate)
1996 Master's degree in Public Administration, Troy State University, Fla.
2000 Master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2003 Air War College, non-residence
2006 Senior Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2009 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
2010 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
1.March 1987 - December 1988, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas (Distinguished Graduate)
2. December 1988 - April 1992, T-37 pilot, Instructor pilot, and assistant operations officer, 35th Flight Test Squadron, Reese AFB, Texas
3. April 1992 - May 1997, AC-130H Pilot, Instructor/Evaluator pilot, Chief of Current Operations, Chief of Safety, Chief Pilot, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
4. May 1997 - February 1998, Chief, Operations Requirements, AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
5. March 1998 - August 1999, Executive Officer to the Commander and Vice Commander, AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
6. August 1999 - July 2000, Student, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R.I.
7. July 2000 - June 2002, Chief, Contingency Operations Plans and Programs, Air Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. June 2002 - April 2004, Operations Officer, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
9. April 2004 - July 2005, Commander, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
10. July 2005 - July 2006, National Defense Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
11. July 2006 - August 2007, Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Balad, Iraq
12. August 2007 - May 2009, USSOCOM Special Operations Support Team Chief, National Counter Terrorism Center, Washington, D.C.
13. May 2009 - July 2011, Commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon AFB, N.M.
14. July 2011 - July 2012, Director, Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, Air Force Special
Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
15. July 2012 - Present, Deputy Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Rating: Command pilot Flight Hours: 3,300
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38, C-130 E/H/EC, AC-130H/U, PC-12, M-28, Q-200, Doe-328, CV-22
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit
Defense Superior Service Medal Bronze Star Medal one oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Gallant Unit Citation
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant June 13, 1986
First Lieutenant Oct. 25, 1988
Captain Oct. 25, 1990
Major July 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2001
Colonel March 1, 2006
Brigadier General Sept. 2, 2011
(Current as of September 2012)