Rear Admiral Mark Sucato graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He holds master’s degrees in International Relations from Salve Regina University and Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. Additionally, he is a Harvard University Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellow.
Ashore, Sucato served as the Commanding Officer of both Fighter Squadron Composite 12 “Ambush” and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. He additionally served as a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor at Strike Weapons and Tactics School Atlantic, Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic and Fighter Squadron Composite 13 “Saints.” His staff assignments include Aviation Requirements Officer and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director, Air Warfare, on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve; Special Assistant for Reserve Matters to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Deputy Director, Reserve Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities, on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; and Deputy Director, Reserve Warfare, on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.
In May 2022, Sucato assumed command of Navy Region Northwest.
He has accumulated more than 3,000 flight hours in strike/fighter aircraft, including the F-14 Tomcat, F-5 Tiger II and F/A-18 Hornet, and is both a graduate of the United States Navy’s “TOPGUN” Fighter Weapons School and a combat-experienced Forward Air Controller (Airborne).
Last Updated: 12 May 2022