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Vernon E. Clark
Retired Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy


Mr. Clark has been a director of the Company since 2005. Admiral Clark retired as Chief of Naval Operations, the senior uniformed executive of the United States Navy, in July 2005. His 37-year career in the U.S. Navy includes having served more than half of his career in command, beginning with a patrol gunboat as a lieutenant and concluding as the Chief of Naval Operations and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In between, he served in increasingly senior assignments having commanded two destroyer squadrons, the Atlantic Fleet's Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, a carrier battle group, the Second Fleet - NATO's striking fleet, and the Atlantic Fleet. Currently, Mr. Clark is a Visiting Professor at Regent University and is also on the Board of Directors of Rolls Royce North America. He is a past director of Horizon Lines, Inc. (2007-2011). Mr. Clark also serves as a member of the Board of SRI International (Stanford Research Institute), and is a prior member of the Defense Policy Board and the Defense Business Board.