Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Cross
Awarded on: March 24, 2000
Invested on: June 23, 2000
Commander-in-Chief of the United States European Command, General Clark was Supreme Allied Commander Europe from July, 1997 to May, 2000. In command of Canadian Forces personnel in the Balkan Theatre, General Clark exhibited the highest standard of professional dedication in Operations Allied Force, Joint Guardian, Joint Force and Allied Harbour. General Clark’s leadership covered not only the command of forces at sea, in the field and in the air, but also Canadians in NATO Headquarters staffs and discussions with National Authority in Ottawa. His indefatigable efforts contributed greatly to bringing a successful end to the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo and to the ongoing peace process in Bosnia-Herzegovina.