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Former Fort Drum Garrison Commander Appointed to JCC Board of Trustees

Former Fort Drum Garrison Commander Appointed to JCC Board of Trustees by Governor Cuomo ~ Governor Cuomo also Reappoints James Scordo as JCC Trustee ~

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed David J. Clark, Watertown, to the Jefferson Community College (JCC) Board of Trustees.  Retired-Colonel Clark, U.S. Army, currently serves as the site manager for General Dynamics Information Technology on Fort Drum where he leads a team of contractors providing training and technical support to soldiers via the Army Battle Command Training Center (BCTC) on post.  

Clark has extensive military and civilian experience in a broad range of community services and business processes relating to fiscal management, project management, operations, training, business development and human resources.   Clark came to Fort Drum in 2005 from Washington, D.C. where he served as executive officer to the commanding general of the Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM).  He served as Fort Drum’s Garrison Commander from 2005-2008 where he led the garrison of over 31,000 soldiers, family members and a combined military and civilian workforce of 1500 employees.   As garrison commander, Clark oversaw all family support programs and services, readied Fort Drum as an Army Power Project Platform, coordinated Fort Drum’s force protection plan and was the driving force behind the Residential Community Initiative housing program.  Following his tenure as garrison commander, Clark served as Deputy Commander of the 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Iraq where he lead USC support responsibilities for over 16,000 U.S. Forces assigned to the Multi-National Division Center in Iraq.

After a distinguished and nearly 30-year military career, Clark retired from active duty in 2009 and has remained in the Watertown community with his wife Karen.  He is a member of the board of directors for the Greater Watertown North Country  Chamber of Commerce, a member of Rotary International, the Association of the United States Army –Northern New York/For Drum Chapter and Military Police Regimental Association, as well as a volunteer with the USO on Fort Drum.

Clark holds a master’s degree in forensic science (M.F.S) from The George Washington University and a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from the University of South Florida.  He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy.  His military education includes Military Police School, Combined Army Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and a U.S. Army War College Fellowship.  

Clark’s appointment fills the trustee position of Nathan A. Holloway who retired from the Board of Trustees in 2011 after 10 years of service.  Clark’s term will expire June 2017.

Additionally, Governor Cuomo reappointed James P. Scordo, Watertown, as a member of the Board of Trustees for a term to expire in June of 2019.    Scordo was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in June of 2009 to complete the term of retired trustee Suzanne C. Tingley.  Scordo currently serves on the Facilities Committee as well as the Budget and Planning Committee.  He is the executive director of Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions.