Vern E. Clark
Admiral Vern E. Clark joined SRI International's Board of Directors in 2007, and was named its chairman in 2010.
Clark retired in 2005 after completing the Navy's second-longest tenure as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). He served aboard naval destroyers and commanded the Carl Vinson Battle Group/Cruiser Destroyer Group Three, the Second Fleet, and the Atlantic Fleet. Previously, he served in several capacities in the Office of Naval Operations, including Special Assistant to the Director of the Systems Analysis Division, Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, and Administrative Aide to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Clark directed the Joint Staff’s Crisis Action Team for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Clark also serves on the Board of Directors of Raytheon Company and Rolls Royce North America. He is a Distinguished Professor at Regent University and serves as a Trustee at Regent University, Vanguard University and Air University. He is a senior advisor with Booz Allen Hamilton, and is on advisory boards with the Defense Business Board, Fleishman-Hillard, Robertson Fuel Systems LLC, Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. and the Executive Committee of Military Ministry.
He holds an MBA from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Evangel University. He attended Officer Candidate School and received his Navy commission in August 1968.