Formerly the Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), from April 2010 to June 2012, David A. Stuckey has now been appointed as Director of OEM, as of May 20, 2013. He joined OEM following a career in the Oregon Army National Guard (ORANG), retiring as a Colonel. His last position with ORANG was the Senior Operations officer, from 2006 to 2009, which involved overseeing the requirements necessary to build army formations for the Global War on Terrorism and the domestic support to local authorities during numerous emergency exercises and winter storm events.
In 1982, Mr. Stuckey enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard. He received his initial training as an 11B Infantryman at Fort Benning, Georgia. Following completion of Basic and Advanced Infantry Training, he enrolled in the ROTC program at the University of Kansas. In 1984, he transferred to ORANG and enrolled at Western Oregon State College (WOSC). He was early commissioned Infantry Branch through the Oregon State University ROTC program in July 1985. Following the completion of his Bachelor of Science at WOSC, he pursued a full time career in the ORANG. Mr. Stuckey held numerous leadership positions as Platoon Leader, Company Commander, and Battalion Commander. As a Battalion Commander, he deployed over 550 guardsmen to Louisiana for Operation Southern Relief following Hurricane Katrina. Intermixed between these leadership assignments, he served in staff positions as operations officer at the battalion and brigade levels.
Mr. Stuckey’s final two assignments included: Financial Manager for the United States Property and Fiscal Office and Joint Operations Officer for the Oregon National Guard. He managed and coordinated sections responsible for Officer Training, Training Sites, Mobilization, Force Structure, and Military Support to Civilian Authorities for the Oregon National Guard, as well as being responsible for the Oregon Guard’s coordination and response procedures to state and national emergencies. Stuckey retired from active military service in February 2009. In April 2009, he returned to the Oregon Military Department as a state employee coordinating numerous projects within the force structure and training area development.
David Stuckey received numerous recognition awards throughout his 25 years of military service, to include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Oversees Service Ribbon, Army Component Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Oregon Distinguished Service Award.
Mr. Stuckey completed numerous military courses including the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, Command and Staff Services School, and the resident Command and General Staff College. He has completed various National Incident Management Systems courses as well as FEMA’s State Emergency Management Director Training Course.