Clark served thirty-four years in the United States Army and rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. After his retirement in 2000, he became an investment banker, author, commentator, and businessman. In previous duties, General Clark was the commander-in-chief of US Southern Command. From April 1994 through June 1996, he was the director of strategic plans and policy, J-5, in the Joint Staff, where he helped negotiate the end to the war in Bosnia. General Clark serves as chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates and as a senior fellow at UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations.