Sergeant Major Clark graduated from Osceola High School, Kissimmee, Florida and entered the delayed entry program in June 1988 where he departed for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina in December of the same year.
Upon completion of recruit training Private Clark was designated a Field Radio Operator and attended training at MCAGCC 29 Palms, California. Immediately upon graduating from Radio School, Private First Class Clark was assigned to 3rd Medical Battalion, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
After completing a one year tour of duty in Okinawa, which included 3 months in Korea, Lance Corporal Clark was assigned to HQ Battery 1st Battalion 10th Marines, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he served as a Radio Operator and subsequently as the Communications Vehicle Motor Transport Chief.
In September 1991 Lance Corporal Clark was deployed to Southwest Asia in support of DESERT SHIELD/STORM. He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal and assigned as Radio Platoon Sergeant, HQ 1st Battalion 10th Marines. Corporal Clark left the active duty forces in December 1992 and joined the Selected Marine Corps Reserves, Communications Company, 4th Force Service Support Group, Greensboro, North Carolina, where he served as the Radio Platoon Sergeant and then as Radio Chief.
Over the next four years, Sergeant Clark would complete several Annual Training periods to locations such as MCAGCC 29 Palms, CA, MFR New Orleans, LA, Ft. Drum, NY, and locations above the Artic Circle. In 1996 Sergeant Clark re-enlisted in the Selected Marine Corps Reserves and completed a lateral move to the 4066 MOS and reported to Quantico, Virginia for training. After promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant, he filled the billet of Data Chief and served as the Data Communications Platoon Commander for the next several years.
In January 2003, Staff Sergeant Clark was activated and deployed to Kuwait and ultimately Iraq in support of IRAQI FREEDOM where he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in June 2003. Upon returning from deployment, Gunnery Sergeant Clark resumed his previous duties as Data Chief and Data Communications Platoon Commander. In July 2004 Gunnery Sergeant Clark attended the Information Risk Management Course at MAGCC, 29 Palms, California.
In November 2004, Gunnery Sergeant Clark transferred to Marine Air Control Squadron - 24 located at Dam Neck, Virginia, where he filled the billet of Communications Chief. Gunnery Sergeant Clark then returned to Communications Company, Greensboro in January 2006 as the Data Communications Chief. In April 2007 Gunnery Sergeant Clark was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant and assumed the duties of Communications Company First Sergeant.
After a successful tour as Communications Company First Sergeant, 1stSgt Clark was reassigned to H&S Company, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, Tampa, Florida in June of 2010. After a brief one year tour at H&S Company, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major in June of 2011 and has successfully completed tours as Battalion Sergeant Major with 4th Supply Battalion, Newport News, Virginia, Combat Logistics Battalion 453, Aurora Colorado, and Marine Air Logistics Squadron 41, Ft. Worth Texas as Squadron Sergeant Major.
In 2008, Sergeant Major Clark attended the Space 200 Course at Headquarters National Space Institute sponsored by the United States Air Force where he received education on the strategic value of space-based military assets.
Sergeant Major Clark has a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and History, and maintains multiple professional civilian certifications in the Information Technology field. In his civilian career as a Director of Information Technology, he is responsible for the overall management of the Information Technology Infrastructure and Operations for a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Sergeant Major Clark’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy/Marine Commendation Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with four Gold Stars, the Combat Action Ribbon with one Gold Star, the Outstanding Military Volunteer Medal with one Gold Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal with four Gold Stars, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hour glass and ‘M’ devices. In addition to the above personal awards, Sergeant Major Clark has received over 14 unit level medals and/or ribbons.