During this time, Clark also shared his command philosophy with the group of commissioned officers and enlisted service members.
He explained his intent for WRNMMC as a simple one, established on the services’ core values and loyalty to “those we are privileged to serve — our people and our families.” It provides a framework to keep focused and working as one team, Clark said.
“We’re all on the same team, we’re all doing this together: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, our civilians, our contractors, our volunteers — we’re all in this together,” he told the morning formation of service members.
Clark described his philosophy as straight forward. “I’ve had the same command philosophy since I took battalion command back in the late 90s,” he said. “It talks a lot about saying ‘yes,’ to those we are privileged to serve and each other. It talks a lot about saying ‘thank you,’ recognizing the good that folks do around us.”
The brigadier general said his command philosophy can be summed up with a quote by French philosopher and Jesuit priest Teilhard de Chardin: “The point is not to do remarkable things, but to do the ordinary with the conviction of its immense importance.”