Maj. Gen. Trudy H. Clark is Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Washington, D.C. DTRA safeguards America and its friends from weapons of mass destruction by reducing the present threat and preparing for future threats.
General Clark received her commission in 1973 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School. She has served in staff, command and executive officer positions at the base, major command and staff levels. She has commanded three communications squadrons, a communications group and a support group. The general has served as a Presidential Communications Officer and as the Commandant of Squadron Officer School. She was also the Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems at U.S. Strategic Command.
Prior to assuming her current position, General Clark was the Deputy Chief Information Officer at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1972 Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with honors, University of Maryland
1980 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1987 Master of Science degree in guidance and counseling, Troy State University, Montgomery, Ala.
1987 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1993 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Senior Information Warfare Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 National Security Leadership Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2003 National Security Decision-Making Seminar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
2004 U.S. - Russia Executive Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. September 1973 - July 1974, student, Communications-Electronics Officer School, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. July 1974 - September 1976, Chief of Telephone Installations, 392nd Communications Group, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
3. September 1976 - January 1979, Chief, Programs Management Division, 2006th Communications Group, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
4. January 1979 - July 1981, Chief, Communication Branch, Joint Studies Group, later, Chief of Threats Analysis, 4440th Tactical Fighter Training Group, Red Flag, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. July 1981 - August 1982, Chief, Facilities Operation Branch, 2146th Communications Group, Osan AB, South Korea
6. August 1982 - July 1984, Chief, Telecommunications Division and Executive Officer, Headquarters Tactical Communications Division, Langley AFB, Va.
7. July 1984 - July 1986, Commander, 1880th Information Systems Squadron, Tonopah Test Range, Nev.
8. August 1986 - June 1987, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 1987 - August 1989, Chief of Tactical Command and Control Communication Systems, and executive officer for the Deputy Director of Programs and Evaluation, Directorate of Programs and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. August 1989 - April 1992, Commander, Staff Support Unit, and Presidential Communications Officer, White House Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.
11. April 1992 - July 1992, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
12. August 1992 - June 1993, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. June 1993 - July 1994, Commander, 60th Communications Group, and Chief, Communications Division, Headquarters 15th Air Force, Travis AFB, Calif.
14. July 1994 - April 1995, Chief, Communications Division, Headquarters 15th Air Force, and Commander, 615th Air Mobility Communications Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
15. April 1995 - June 1996, Commander, 17th Support Group, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
16. June 1996 - November 1997, Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. November 1997 - August 1999, Commandant, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
18. August 1999 - September 2001, Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
19. September 2001 - May 2003, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. June 2003 - present, Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 26, 1973
First Lieutenant Sept. 26, 1975
Captain Sept. 26, 1977
Major March 1, 1985
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 1989
Colonel Feb. 1, 1994
Brigadier General Aug. 1, 1999
Major General March 1, 2003
(Current as of September 2006)