Here's a look at the life of retired Army General Wesley Clark
Personal: Birth date: December 23, 1944
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois
Birth name: Wesley Kanne
Father: Benjamin J. Kanne, WWI veteran and attorney
Mother: Veneta Kanne Clark
Marriage: Gertrude Kingston Clark (June 1966 - present)
Children: Wesley Clark Jr., 1969
Education: United States Military Academy at West Point; valedictorian, 1966; Oxford University, M.S. in philosophy, politics, economics; Rhodes Scholar, 1966-1968; National War College, Command and General Staff College, Ranger and Airborne schools, 2002
Other Facts: His father, Benjamin Kanne, died when Clark was 5-years-old. His mother moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and married Victor Clark, who adopted her son.
Timeline: 1966 - Graduates from United States Military Academy at West Point.
1975 - Is promoted to major at the age of 31.
1975-1976 - White House fellow in the Ford Administration.
February 1980-June 1982 - U.S. Army commander, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
July 1983-September 1983 - Plans Integration division chief for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Washington, D.C.
October 1983-July 1984 - Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Washington, D.C., chief of the army's study group.
August 1984-January 1986 - Commander of operations group - National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.
April 1986-March 1988 - Commander - Cold War, 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade.
1988-1989 - Commander - Battle Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
October 1989-October 1991 - Commander - National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.
October 1991-August 1992 - Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia, deputy chief of staff for concepts, doctrine, and developments.
August 1992-April 1994 - Commander - 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
1994-1996 - Joint Staff, director of strategic plans and policy.
1996-1997 - Commander-in-chief - U.S. Southern Command, Panama.