Letter to the Editor: “Candidate’s Attributes as Superb Army Officer Will Carry Over to the Bench”

September 26, 2021

The Record-Review

I am writing to share my support and enthusiasm for Clark Petschek’s candidacy for Bedford town justice. I have had the privilege of knowing Clark for well over 20 years, first serving with him in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and remaining friends since then.

Clark Petschek is one of the finest officers I served with during my 35-year Army career. He is a leader with exceptional integrity and honor. I served with Clark in the most austere environments and under the most challenging situations across the African continent and during the Bosnian conflict as we advanced our nation’s quest for justice against war criminals. His ability to lead diverse, multi-national teams in high stress environments is nothing short of amazing. Clark is decisive, unflappable, thoughtful and judicious. His integrity and professionalism are unparalleled.

As a graduate of Harvard University, Clark had the intellect and drive to succeed in any career. Every door was open to him after college, yet he chose to serve our country. After leaving the military, Clark again had many options, but he chose to earn a law degree and embark on a diverse 20-year legal career marked by service to his community. He and his delightful wife have raised an extraordinary family and continue to serve their community while instilling the same values in their children.

The attributes that made Clark a superb Army officer and successful attorney will carry over to the bench. His intellect, experience, compassion and commitment to public service will make him an outstanding judge. I encourage you to vote for Clark Petschek for Bedford town justice.

Robert Hart

CW5, U.S. Army Special Forces (Retired)

Adams, TN