HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay



James W. Cluck, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy for Acquisition, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. He is responsible for all special operations forces research, development, acquisition, procurement and logistics.

After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1968, Mr. Cluck served as an aviation photographic-electronics technician with the 1st and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wings. In 1974 he entered The Citadel and was commissioned as an air defense officer in 1976. He subsequently held various Redeye, improved HAWK and Marine Air Control Group assignments. For four years Mr. Cluck served as the systems engineering officer and project manager for developing signals intelligence systems while assigned to Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., and the Marine Corps Research, Development and Acquisition Center, Quantico, Va. Upon his retirement from the Marine Corps, and from 1989 through 1991, Mr. Cluck was employed as a senior program manager for a telecommunications firm and was responsible for both business and technical management aspects for several U.S. Army and DOD contracts involving intelligence systems development, production and fielding support.

Since 1992, Mr. Cluck has held a variety of positions at USSOCOM, including program manager for both intelligence systems and C4I automation systems; Deputy Program Executive Officer for Intelligence and Information Systems; Director of Management for the Special Operations Acquisition and Logistics Center; and Chief Information Officer and Director, Center for Networks and Communications. Throughout these assignments, he consolidated diverse intelligence, command and control, and information programs through common migration and technical management techniques to minimize Major Force Program-11 resourcing and enhance interoperability.

1976 Bachelor of Arts degree in history, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
1984 Master of Science degree in telecommunications systems management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
1987 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.

1. 1968 - 1974, Marine Corps aviation photographic-electronics technician, various locations
2. 1974 - 1976, Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
3. 1976 - 1982, various Redeye, improved HAWK and Marine Air Control Group assignments
4. 1982 - 1984, student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
5. 1984 - 1987, signals intelligence systems engineering officer, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
6. 1987 - 1989, Project Manager, Intelligence Systems, Marine Corps Research, Development and Acquisition Center, Quantico, Va.
7. 1989 - 1991, Senior Program Manager, Technology for Communications, private telecommunications firm
8. 1992 - 1997, Program Manager, Intelligence Systems, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla.
9. 1997 - 1999, Program Manager, C4I Automation Systems, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla.
10. 1999 - 2000, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Intelligence and Information Systems, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla.
11. 2000 - 2005, Director of Management, Acquisition and Logistics Center, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla.
12. 2005 - 2009, Chief Information Officer and Director, Center for Networks and Communications, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla. 
13. 2009 - present, Deputy for Acquisition, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla.

1996 David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence
1997 Quality Award, Commander-in-Chief, USSOCOM

Defense Acquisition Corps
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

(Current as of March 2009)


Facebook Twitter
Enlisted leaders from around the world converge in #Jordan for the 4th annual Sergeants Major Symposium.… https://t.co/XMwVjiAAQp
RT @AirmanMagazine: Help us select the "Airman Top Shot" of the week by liking, commenting and sharing your favorite @usairforce photo. The…
Listen in as the first #Airman to refuel a KC-46A Pegasus from a KC-135 Stratotanker recounts his experience! @22ARW https://t.co/qAWLiQsHdo
RT @DOD_Outreach: .@NASCAR driver @BubbaWallace is used to acceleration, but got to experience 9 G’s during a @USAirForce F-15 flight at @S
RT @USAFCENT: @iqAirForce #F16 Fighting Falcon #aircraft flies a mission above the Iraqi-Syrian border alongside Co… https://t.co/1gZfXiMi2O
#VandenbergAFB aids during exercise Patriot Hook 2019, trains for real-world scenarios in the event of a regional e… https://t.co/IqnN00cJv1
.@SecAFOfficial underscores space strategy and partnerships with allies. https://t.co/X391mBc6E6 https://t.co/CFk69M8WW4
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thanks for inviting me to be part of @Policy_Exchange’s launch of the space policy unit #PXSpace! Great dialogue on #spa
#USAF's new rules on the #OCP uniform aims to better fit our #Airmen's needs as they perform the mission, while hol… https://t.co/cd6hd13Y21
As we continue the #MonthoftheMilitaryChild, check out how @341MissileWing youth build resiliency through gymnastic… https://t.co/kphokVfZTq
Things are heating up at #MountainHomeAFB! Watch as #Airmen @366FW fire department conduct #LiveFireTraining to ens… https://t.co/WRqHdMKdQs
RT @AusAirForce: Friends in high places... literally! Glad to continue the strong cooperation & mateship with @usairforce 🇦🇺🇺🇸 #AusAirForce
#Congrats to the #USAF 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winners! https://t.co/5j07VznEsc
RT @DeptofDefense: For 41 years, the Global Positioning System has helped us find our way in the world. It’s a system that our modern way o…
#DYK: In 2015 the worldwide C-17 fleet reached 3 million flying hours. The equivalent of flying around the #Earth 5… https://t.co/U01R6Y1gPe
#USAF and @Nationals partner up to teach 40 new commanders and their spouses leadership techniques.… https://t.co/doApMhiIWX
#Airmen & #Soldiers in #Kuwait teamed up to train military working dog handlers on decontamination of their K9s in… https://t.co/QtlvQGUgyF
.@179AW #Airmen know the hardest part isn't the jump, it's the preparation for the heavy drop beforehand. https://t.co/WMV2fBXN2x
.@HQUSAFEPA #Airmen combined their capabilities to provide disaster relief to those affected by #CycloneIdai, deliv… https://t.co/kzkdQA8TOS
The results are in as #USAF announces findings from a year-long review on electronic warfare. Read on for more on t… https://t.co/wAEDCRjj5L