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Gen. Richard Clarke

Commander, United States Special Operations Command

General Richard Clarke currently serves as the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. He is responsible for the training and employment of all Special Operations Forces, including Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Green Berets, Marine Raiders, and Air Commandos. He has commanded Infantry and Ranger units at all levels, including command of the 75th Ranger Regiment and 82nd Airborne Division. Other notable assignments include service as the Director of Operations at the Joint Special Operations Command; the 74th Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy; and Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J5) for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. He holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy, an MBA from Benedictine College, and a master's degree from the National War College.

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