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Former SOCOM Head Richard Clarke Elected to General Dynamics Board

Richard Clarke, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, has been appointed a member of the board of directors at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

“Rich’s breadth of experience leading military forces across multiple theaters of operation will help General Dynamics continue to deliver the products and services our nation needs to deter and defeat future threats,” Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics and a 2023 Wash100 awardee, said in a statement released Friday.

Clarke has led multiple troops at all levels in the U.S. and overseas during his nearly four decades of military service and oversaw a joint force of more than 75,000 military members as head of USSOCOM.

Prior to his leadership of USSOCOM, he was director for strategic plans and policy at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His general assignments included time as deputy commanding general for operations at the 10th Mountain Division and commander of the 82nd Airborne Division.

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