Gary Clark is an Engineering & Design Consultant with Electronic Security Consultants LLC, a firm he founded in 2007. His Lake Oswego design firm specializes in large scale integrated electronic security systems for hospitals, corporate campuses, school districts, and city & state governments. Among his clients are the Oregon Convention Center, City of Vancouver, City of Beaverton, State of Oregon Employment Department, and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games.
In 1989 Clark was Vice President of Evergreen Helicopters in McMinnville Oregon, and was involved in a number of projects worldwide for the US Government & United Nations. At the end of the first Gulf War, he established an Evergreen helicopter support base at Ahmadi Kuwait to support the Kuwaiti oil well firefighters.
Clark served as a Pilot in USAF from 1967 to 1972, including a combat tour in Vietnam in 1969. In 1979, he joined the Oregon Army National Guard as a traditional Guardsman to fly the OV-1 Mohawk reconnaissance aircraft based at the Salem Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF). He continued to serve as an Oregon National Guard pilot until retiring from the Guard in 2004.
In 2016, he established the Mohawk #926 Project to acquire, restore, and display Mohawk Aircraft #926 that had previously been based at the Salem AASF. With a group of Oregon National Guard retirees, restoration of #926 was completed in 2019 and the aircraft was placed on permanent display at the main entrance to the Salem AASF at the Salem Airport. The Dedication of the #926 Display was held on Nov 2, 2019, and ownership of Mohawk #926 will be transferred to the Oregon Military Museum in 2020.