Ronald P. Clark

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Ronald P. Clark
Ronald P. Clark (2).jpg
Major General Ronald P. Clark in 2017
Nickname(s)Ron
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1988–present
RankMajor General
Commands held25th Infantry Division
192d Infantry Brigade
1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsGulf War
Iraq War
Operation Inherent Resolve
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4)
Bronze Star Medal

Ronald P. "Ron" Clark is a United States Army major general who currently serves as the commander of the 25th Infantry Division. He previously served as the Chief of Staff, United States Army Pacific.[1]

Military career[edit]

Ron Clark was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1988. He began his career as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Scout Platoon Leader in 5th Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, both in Germany and in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he commanded B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, and later served as aide-de-camp to the Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division (Light) and US Army Hawaii.

Clark served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer in 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He later served as aide-de-camp to the Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Clark was Commander of the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) both at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.[2]

Clark was the 41st Chief of Infantry Branch at United States Army Human Resources Command. He also served as Director of the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic at West Point. He was Commander of the 192d Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia. Next, Clark was the Army's Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy in the Pentagon. He followed that by serving as Deputy Commanding General – Support, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and in Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve. Clark also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff-Operations for the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.

Clark earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in 1988. He followed this with a Master of Military Art and Science degree at the United States Army Command and General Staff College. Clark completed a United States Army College Fellowship at Duke University. He also graduated from the MIT Seminar XXI National Security Studies Program.[3]

Clark was interviewed on 17 September 2018 by The West Point Center for Oral History and reflected on his career and leadership principles as well as the role that West Point has played in his life.[4]

Clark replaced Major General Christopher G. Cavoli as commander of the 25th Infantry Division on 4 January 2018.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Clark is married and has two adult children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ceremony welcomes incoming chief of staff to USARPAC". U.S. Army. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. ^ Morin, Monte (30 August 2006). "Hunting insurgents a frustrating lesson in detective work". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Maj. Gen. Ronald P. "Ron" Clark, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC)". Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  4. ^ ""If We Didn't Work Together, We'd Perish": Relationships Built At The Speed Of Trust". The West Point Center for Oral History. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  5. ^ Cole, William (22 December 2017). "Pentagon names new Schofield commander". Star Advertiser. Retrieved 20 February 2019.