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.