Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2009
Allen Clark, author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, August 3. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. A West Point graduate wounded in Viet Nam, Allen Clark shares his memoir of triumph over physical devastation and despair. After a successful career in banking, energy and real estate, Clark served as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He now helps wounded and troubled veterans overcome adversity and be all they can be. The lessons he shares are valuable for everyone to grow personally and professionally.
Allen Clark tells of losing his legs in a mortar attack and subsequent battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. His story is not uncommon as many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face similar challenges. His poignant story is an encouragement to everyone who faces overwhelming challenges that can lead to discouragement and even despair. His triumph gives hope that despite obstacles one can find purpose and fulfillment even after suffering great loss.
Show co-host Sheryl Dawson shared, "Having had the privilege to hear Allen Clark speak about his journey and read his account, I heartily encourage everyone to listen to his personal story of how he lost his legs but found his soul. He will also share lessons learned from his career in industry and government."
Co-host Ken Dawson added, "There are no greater heroes than those who have served our country, except those who give their lives in the process. Allen Clark is a real hero and a role model for us all. Take time to listen to his story and be inspired."
The show will air live at 11 a.m. - noon Central on August 3, 2009. To listen, please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com and search for Total Career Success. The archived show will be available for replay or download at the Total Career Success website, or from iTunes http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=311541702
Allen Clark, Vietnam Veteran and Author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior
Allen Clark graduated the United States Military Academy in 1963 and commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers. Two years after graduation he volunteered for a tour in Vietnam where he served as a Military Intelligence officer. Allen sustained injuries in an early-morning mortar attack that necessitated the amputation of both legs below his knees. His military service and sacrifice were recognized with receipt of a Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. While learning to adjust to his disability and to walk on prosthetic legs, he obtained an MBA in finance and investments from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His private sector career spanned investment banking, oil and gas exploration, real estate marketing, and mortgage lending.
Allen's impassioned commitment to public service and to helping veterans began with an appointment in 1979 as the Special Assistant for Administration to Texas Governor William P. Clements, Jr. In 1981, Allen was President Ronald Reagan's selection to be Deputy Administrator for the Veterans Administration (now the Department of Veterans Affairs). In 1989, he was nominated by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Veterans Liaison and Program Coordination at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In 1991, he received his second VA confirmation as Director of the National Cemetery System, a position in which he served until the end of the Bush Administration.
Allen's dedicated efforts to support veterans' causes at the national and state levels were recognized with his nomination by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization as the Texas State candidate for the national Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the year 2000. In 1993 the Military Chaplains Association awarded him their annual National Citizenship Award. He retired in 2005 as the Public Affairs Officer for the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. He continues to support outreach efforts to help veterans recover emotionally and spiritually from adverse wartime experiences. Allen has addressed many audiences nationwide as a political candidate, public official and motivational speaker. Allen's autobiography titled "Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior" was published by Zenith Press.
Allen Clark is a member of the American Legion, Association of the U.S. Army, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the World Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Military Officers Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Special Forces Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, and Vietnam Veterans of America.
For more information, visit http://www.woundedsoldierhealingwarrior.com/
About Total Career Success
Total Career Success is broadcast on VoiceAmerica, the world leader in Internet Talk Radio, and syndicated on World Net Radio; the show aims to engage listeners in new ways of thinking about their potential, their goals, and their future. The show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. They have served corporations in outplacement and career development as well as talent management for 30 years in their consulting firm Dawson Consulting Group. The show presents guests who are experts in their fields to share the lessons they have learned in succeeding in their various areas of excellence and to discuss tips about a broad range of career issues, from specific career opportunities, to industries and workplace changes, to financial and advancement considerations.