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82nd Airborne Division Deputy Commanding General - Support 


Brigadier General Ronald Clark

Deputy Commanding General (Support)

82nd Airborne Division

Fort Bragg, North Carolina


Brigadier General Clark was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1988. Following the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Ranger School, he served as Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division in Kirchgöns, Germany. He went on to serve as Scout Platoon Leader, both in the Federal Republic of Germany and in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Prior to attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Clark served as a staff officer in the Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the 25th Inf. Div. (Light), at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he commanded Bravo Co., 1st Bn., 27th Inf. Reg., and later served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General. Clark also served in U.S. Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia as Infantry Captains Assignments Officer and as Secretary of the General Staff.

Following Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he served as Operations Officer and later as Executive Officer in 1st Bn. (Airborne), 509th Inf. Reg. at Fort Polk, Louisiana.  He served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command, at Fort McPherson, Georgia.  Clark commanded 1st Bn., 506th Inf. Reg., 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault) both at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and in Ar-Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He returned to U.S. Army Human Resources Command to serve as the 41st Chief of Infantry Branch.  Clark served as Director of the William E. Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He commanded the 192nd Inf. Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia, and later served as an Army War College Fellow in Duke University’s Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship Program. In his most recent assignment, Clark served in the Pentagon as Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army. 

Clark’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College Fellowship at Duke University. He is also a graduate of the MIT Seminar XXI National Security Studies Program.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (3rd award), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Ranger Tab.



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