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James W. Cluck

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James W. Cluck

James W. Cluck is the deputy for acquisitions for the U.S. Special Operations Command based at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

In his role at USSOCOM and as a member of the Senior Executive Service, he is responsible for all special operations forces research, development, acquisition, procurement and logistics.

Cluck has been a member of the USSOCOM since 1992. Previously, he was an aviation photographic-electronics technician with the Marine Corps, before entering The Citadel and being commissioned as an air defense officer, working as a systems engineering officer and project manager for developing signals intelligence systems. Cluck retired from the USMC in 1989.

While at USSOCOM, he held a number of positions, including program manager for both intelligence systems and C4I automation systems, as well as CIO and director of the Center for Networks and Communications.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

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