Bruce B.G. Clarke is a retired Army Colonel with extensive strategic, operational and tactical experience. Since his retirement from active duty in 1995, Colonel Clarke has advised U.S., European and Middle Eastern companies on issues including national security, military modernization and integrating advanced technology into military operations.
Immediately prior to his retirement from the Army, Colonel Clarke was the Director of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he held the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair in National Security. Before that he commanded 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. Colonel Clarke also served in the State Department during the Reagan Administration as a senior military officer in arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. In the early 1980s, Colonel Clarke commanded 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavarly Regiment where his troopers were responsible for patrolling over 150 kilometers of the East-West German border at the height of the Cold War.
Colonel Clarke is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of California – Los Angeles. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the National War College.
Colonel Clarke’s numerous military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with V for heroism in ground combat, the Army Commendation medal with V for valor, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Presidential Unit Citations, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Ranger Tab and numerous foreign awards and commendations for valor.
Colonel Clarke is a native of Wichita, Kansas. He and his wife Sue split their time between homes in Topeka, Kansas; Wichita, Kansas and Los Angeles.