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Trudy H. Clark
Born 1951 (age 58–59)
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Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1973 – 2006
Rank Major General
Commands held 17th Support Group
60th Communications Group
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal(7)
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal(2)

Major General Trudy H. Clark, USAF is a former Deputy Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia in the United States.

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Military career

Clark received her commission in 1973 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School. From her commissioning until 1984, she served as chief of communications branches at various Air Force bases in the United States and in Turkey and South Korea. In July 1984, she was assigned as commander of the 1880th Information Systems Squadron at the Tonopah Test Range, Nev. She then completed Air Command and Staff College before taking her assignment as chief of Tactical Command and Control Communication Systems, and later executive officer for the Deputy Director of Programs and Evaluation at U.S. Air Force Headquarters, Washington, D.C., in 1989. While in Washington, she was assigned as commander of the Staff Support Unit, and presidential communications officer in the White House Communications Agency. In 1992, she left Washington to attend Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College.

After completing the Air War College, she was assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where she served as commander of the 60th Communications Group, chief of the Communications Division and commander of the 615th Air Mobility Communications Squadron. In 1995, Clark was named commander of the 17th Support Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, before returning to Washington, D.C., as executive officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff. In 1997, she was named commandant of the Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. She served there for two years before being named director for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems at U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Prior to assuming her current duties, Clark was the deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. There, she assisted the CIO in leading the Air Force in creating and enforcing information technology standards, in promoting and shaping effective strategic and operational Information Technology (IT) planning processes, and in acquiring IT systems. The general worked with other Air Force leaders to ensure that IT processes were efficient and effective in meeting the needs of the Air Force.

Clark was promoted to Major General on March 1, 2003.

Education

Assignments

  • September 1973 - July 1974, student, Communications-Electronics Officer School, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • July 1974 - September 1976, Chief of Telephone Installations, 392nd Communications Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • September 1976 - January 1979, Chief, Programs Management Division, 2006th Communications Group, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
  • January 1979 - July 1981, Chief, Communication Branch, Joint Studies Group, later, Chief of Threats Analysis, 4440th Tactical Fighter Training Group, Red Flag, Nellis AFB, Nev.
  • July 1981 - August 1982, Chief, Facilities Operation Branch, 2146th Communications Group, Osan Air Base, South Korea
  • August 1982 - July 1984, Chief, Telecommunications Division and Executive Officer, Headquarters Tactical Communications Division, Langley AFB, Va.
  • July 1984 - July 1986, Commander, 1880th Information Systems Squadron, Tonopah Test Range, Nev.
  • August 1986 - June 1987, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • June 1987 - August 1989, Chief of Tactical Command and Control Communication Systems, Directorate of Programs and Evaluation, later, Executive Officer for the Deputy Director of Programs and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • August 1989 - April 1992, Commander, Staff Support Unit, and Presidential Communications Officer, White House Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • April 1992 - July 1992, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
  • August 1992 - June 1993, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • June 1993 - July 1994, Commander, 60th Communications Group, and Chief, Communications Division, Headquarters 15th Air Force, Travis AFB, Calif.
  • July 1994 - April 1995, Chief, Communications Division, Headquarters 15th Air Force, and Commander, 615th Air Mobility Communications Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
  • April 1995 - June 1996, Commander, 17th Support Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
  • June 1996 - November 1997, Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • November 1997 - August 1999, Commandant, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • August 1999 - September 2001, Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  • September 2001 - May 2003, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • June 2003 - present, Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Major awards and decorations

References

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