Brig. Gen. David Glenn Clarkson, deputy commanding general (support)
January 6, 2011
Brig. Gen. Dave Clarkson graduated from Appalachian State University in May 1982 with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice. A Distinguished Military Graduate of Appalachian State University's Reserve Officers Training Corps he was concurrently commissioned as a Regular Army Second Lieutenant. Brig. Gen. Clarkson holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
His military professional education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, the Transportation Officers Advanced Course, the Military Police Senior Officers Course, the Command and General Staff Officers College and the Army War College.
He entered active duty in May 1982 at the Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga. Upon graduation from the Signal Officer Basic and Radio Systems Officer Courses, he was assigned as Platoon Leader, Delta Company, 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon. He later served as Battalion Maintenance Officer, 67th Signal Battalion. He then left active federal service in May 1986.
Brig. Gen. Clarkson entered the Army Reserve in September 1987 serving as Battalion Maintenance Officer, 812th Transportation Battalion in Charlotte, N.C. His key assignments within the Army Reserve include Company Commander, 846th Transportation Company mobilized in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Training Officer and Aide de Camp 120th Army Reserve Command, Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander 535th Military Police Battalion. He served as Group Commander 641st Regional Support Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (G3) 81st Regional Readiness Command. He assumed General Officer duties when assigned to the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in August of 2008.
He was promoted to brigadier general in March 2009 and assumed command of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command in September 2009. He was assigned as Deputy Commanding General for Support 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) in December 2010. While the 1st TSC Headquarters is at Fort Bragg, N.C., he leads from the units deployed forward command post in Kuwait.
Brig. Gen. Clarkson's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal and the parachutist badge.