Alfred W. Clark
Manager, Government Business Development
P (301) 866-9898, Cell: (703) 517-7865
F (301) 866-9888
Alfred (Al) Clark joins Dawnbreaker with over 20+ years experience in DoD Weapon Systems acquisition and private sector corporate business development. Mr. Clark's experience and background as a career Naval Aviator and a senior member of the DoD Acquisition Corps significantly enhances Dawnbreaker's capabilities in its Government Services portfolio. His command experience and extensive work in the aviation field and major DoD Weapon Systems program management experiences bring a unique and insightful perspective to the Dawnbreaker team.
After completing 27 years of service in the U.S. Navy and retiring at the rank of Captain (O-6), and prior to joining Dawnbreaker, he was Vice President of Business Development at VT Systems, Inc., for 3 years with primary responsibilities for managing corporate merger and acquisitions, the development of corporate aerospace business development activities, and evaluating emerging technologies for investment.
Highlights of his Naval career include tours as a carrier based A-6 Intruder pilot; assignments in the F/A-18 Fighter Aircraft Program Office where he held positions as Deputy Program Manager for F/A-18 E/F Special Projects and Deputy Program Manager for F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales; F/A-18 Program Integrator and Acceptance Test Pilot at the Defense Plant Representative Office (DPRO) McDonnell Douglas; TOMAHAWK Cruise Missile West Coast Test Director at the Pacific Missile Test Range Point Mugu, California; and a Command tour as Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Boeing St. Louis, the nation's largest in-plant DoD contract management command. His command responsibility included the production management, oversight and delivery of an $85 Billion defense weapons systems portfolio with and annual fiscal execution responsibility in excess of $7 Billion. This portfolio included the F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-15E Strike Eagle, A/V-8B Harrier, T45 Trainer, the Stand-off Land Attack Missile- Extended Range (SLAM-ER), the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) and various other major weapon systems. Mr. Clark amassed over 2700+ flying hours in various high performance jet aircraft to include significant time in the A-4 Skyhawk, the A-6E Intruder, the A-7E Corsair II, the F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornet and the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. As a member of Medium Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) operating the A-6E from the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62), he participated in day/night carrier combat operations in Grenada (OPERATION URGENT FURY) and in Lebanon.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (1976), Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Systems Engineering). In addition, he holds a Master of Science Electrical Engineering (Space Systems Engineering) from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California, and a Master of Science (National Resource Strategy) from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. Other postgraduate education includes graduation from the Program Managers and Executive Program Managers Courses, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the Executive Development Program, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.