National Veterans Day in Birmingham holds a World Peace Luncheon each year as part of National Veterans Day observances. This year’s featured speaker is Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clark III, director of the Air National Guard for the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
General Clarke is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the A-10, C-26 and the F-16. Before assuming his current position, General Clarke served as the Commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region – 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. He has served in various operational and staff assignments including Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché in Turkey. He has commanded a squadron, fighter wing and air expeditionary wing. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the Air National Guard and as the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Alabama Air National Guard.