(U.S.A., Retired), former Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, retired as one of the nation's most highly decorated military officers since General Dwight D. Eisenhower. His leadership experiences have taken him from Vietnam to Latin America and ultimately to the position of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, where he led a unified force to victory in NATO's first major combat action. Clark commanded all NATO forces to success in the important Kosovo conflict, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing without a single Allied casualty.
In September of 2003, at the urging of national Democratic leadership and thousands of supporters, General Clark entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He ran a campaign that, according to The New York Times, "changed not only this election but also elections to come." With a strong showing and exceptional fundraising, Clark, who left the race in February, now commands national attention as a voice for positive change, solid policy agendas and principled leadership.