Brig. Gen. Richard Clark accepts the commandant of cadets guidon from Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould during a change-of-command ceremony at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 9, 2010. Prior to this assignment, General Clark was the vice commander of 8th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He is a 1986 graduate of the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)
Brig. Gen. Richard Clark swears in nine new graduates of the Class of 2011 in a ceremony at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Ballroom July 29, 2011. Clark is the Academy's commandant of cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)
Brig. Gen Richard Clark leads cadets in doing pushups after the Falcons score a touchdown against Northwestern State during the Falcons' home opener at Falcon Stadium Sept. 4, 2010. General Clark is the commandant of cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)
Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, U.S. Air Force Academy commandant of cadets, takes the Stearman PT-13D Spirit of Tuskegee for “a spin” during its stopover at the Academy July 11. The aircraft is making its last cross-country flight to be part of the inaugural exhibitions of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Mike Kaplan)
Brig. Gen. Richard Clark addresses basic cadets in Jacks Valley July 11, 2010, at the start of Basic Cadet Training II, or Second Beast. General Clark is the commandant of cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)
2/8/2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Academy's commandant of cadets was nominated for his second star today.
Brig. Gen. Richard Clark received a presidential nomination to be promoted to the rank of major general.
There is currently no assignment tied to the nomination and his projected date of rank is unknown at this time. Clark's promotion is pending Senate confirmation.
Clark currently commands the 4,400-member cadet wing and more than 300 Air Force and civilian support personnel. His responsibilities include cadet military training and airmanship education, supervising cadet life activities, and providing support to facilities and logistics.
"I am extremely proud of General Clark, and thrilled to hear that he has been selected for promotion to major general," said Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould. "General Clark is an outstanding leader. He exemplifies our Air Force core values and the Academy's mission of developing leaders of character. I know he will continue to do great things at the Academy and in our Air Force."
Clark is rated as a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours of flying time, most of that as a B-1 Lancer bomber pilot. He has flown missions in Iraq, spent a year as a fellow in the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, and is a Class of 1986 Academy grad. He has held is current rank since Nov. 18, 2009.