Deputy Administrator for Management

Mark Rucker

Deputy Administrator for Management
Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.

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Mark Rucker was selected to serve as the Deputy Administrator for Management for the Farm Service Agency in December 2012. In this position Rucker is responsible for the oversight of the Acquisition Management Division, the Emergency Preparedness Division, the Human Resource Division and the Management Services Division. He also manages the Homeland Security functions for the Farm Service Agency.

Rucker previously served as the Logistics and Facility Division Director for USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service where he planned, implemented and coordinated logistical support to regional and field offices. In this role he also provided leadership over real property, space utilization, minor construction, personal security and fleet management. At various times while with FNS Rucker served as the Acting Deputy Administrator for Management, Acting Civil Rights Division Director and Property Management Branch Chief.

Prior to coming to USDA Rucker served with the U. S. Marine Corps where he retired in 2001 after serving 23 years as a Logistics and Quality Assurance Officer and Supply Administration and Operations Chief. In those positions he planned and directed the work of several branches, managed property control procedures and improved communication processes. Rucker 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., Rucker received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and his Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management from National University.  

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