Dr. John L. Clarke (Jack) is an Associate of the Futures Strategy Group and a contributor to FSG strategy and security engagements. He is also Professor of Defense Management and Strategic Studies and Director of the Program on Civil Security at the Marshall Center in Garmisch, Germany. Jack is recognized as a leading expert on civil and homeland security issues. He has developed and taught numerous courses on civil security, crisis management, and stability operations, as well as developing scenario-based exercises and simulations. He recently led a major research project on European Approaches to Homeland Security and performed European research for Project Horizon, a unique interagency engagement that FSG facilitated in 2005-06. From 1999 to 2002, Jack was a director in the Strategy practice of Deloitte Consulting in Europe. In this capacity he conducted projects for companies such as Airbus and Mercedes-Benz.
Jack has led projects in 50 countries worldwide, speaks 6 languages, and has lived outside the U.S. for more than 30 years. He has published dozens of articles on defense and security issues appearing in such publications as Armed Forces Journal, EuroFuture, Survival, Defense News, Magazine der Bundeswehr, European Security, Homeland Security, Homeland Defense and Journal of Homeland Security. He is a frequent contributor on German and Austrian radio and television.
In a military career spanning more than a quarter century, Jack held numerous positions of great responsibility in the national security organizations of the United States. A political-military affairs expert, he was responsible for developing the U.S. Army’s doctrine for operations into the next century. Jack holds a Doktorat in political science from the University of Salzburg, Austria, a Brévet from the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre in Paris, an M.A. from the University of Southern California, a Diploma from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and a B.A. from Norwich University.
He held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and was an Olmsted Scholar. A former Special Forces officer, Jack commanded elite military units (parachute, Special Forces, Ranger, armored infantry) in combat and military operations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.