Pete Marocco

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Pete Marocco
Assistant to the Administrator

Pete Marocco is Assistant to the Administrator, leading the Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS), and serves as the agency’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Coordinator.  With a Washington, D.C. and field-based team of over 400, the Bureau manages over $150 million in taxpayer resources to mitigate conflict that jeopardizes U.S. National Security.  CPS programming is deployed through its Office of Transition Initiatives, Program Office and Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention. CPS also coordinates Civilian-Military partnerships for the Agency.

Prior to USAID, Mr. Marocco served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa Affairs. Before serving at the Pentagon, he was the Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.  In that capacity, he led the implementation of the Stabilization Assistance Review.  Mr. Marocco supervised the offices for Western Hemisphere, Europe, Eurasia, and Near East Affairs, and served on special assignment at the Department of Commerce as the Senior Advisor for Intelligence and Security in the Office of the Secretary.  After Hurricane Harvey, he served as the Director of Logistics for the State of Texas relief effort.

Mr. Marocco enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the private sector as a security advisor for the U.S. Government in Afghanistan, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.  Leading several defense-focused programs, Mr. Marocco has over a decade of experience in conflict zones leading efforts on international security, expeditionary logistics, and a humanitarian effort that rescued, resettled, or rehabilitated more than 4,000 ISIS survivors. He has also served as a senior advisor for Dell Global Security, and served on the Overseas Security Advisory Council to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.  

Mr. Marocco holds a post-graduate certificate in international security from Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Center and a Master’s degree in international human rights law from the University of Oxford.