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Mark Rucker

Mark Rucker

Deputy Director, Office of Operations

Mark Rucker is the Deputy Director of the Office of Operations. Prior to joining the Office of Operations, he served as the Deputy Administrator for Management for the Farm Service Agency since December 2012. In this position, Mr. Rucker was responsible for the oversight of the Acquisition Management Division, the Emergency Preparedness Division, the Human Resource Division and the Management Services Division. He also managed the Homeland Security functions for the Farm Service Agency. Mr. Rucker has also held various leadership positions at USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service where he planned, implemented and coordinated logistical support to regional and field offices.

Prior to coming to USDA, Mr. Rucker served with the U. S. Marine Corps as a Logistics and Quality Assurance Officer and Supply Administration and Operations Chief. He received a meritorious service medal award for improving morale by developing a strong team atmosphere that developed a high level of performance.

A native of Queens, N.Y., Mr. Rucker received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management from National University.