Jim Crockett, MPA, MSS

Photo: Jim Crockett
Deputy Director
Division of Program and Partnership Services
Photo: Jim Crockett

Current Role

Jim Crockett, MPA, MSS, is the deputy director of the Division of Program and Partnership Services in CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS). As deputy director, Mr. Crockett’s priorities are to provide leadership and coordination of the Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises cooperative agreement, assist with developing the division’s strategic plan, and support division management and operations.


Mr. Crockett joined CDC in October 2007 with a focus on designing, coordinating, and implementing public health emergency response operations and crisis response training and exercises involving internal and external partners at the state, federal, and international levels. Immediately before assuming his deputy director assignment within CSTLTS, Mr. Crockett served as associate director for emergency management within the Division of State and Local Readiness in CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (now Center for Preparedness and Response). Mr. Crockett also provided leadership for state coordination during CDC public health emergencies and managed jurisdictional coordination aspects of the ongoing hurricane and opioid crisis cooperative agreements. Before arriving at CDC, Mr. Crockett completed more than 26 years as an Army officer within the Department of Defense. While in the military, he served in various command, staff, and training positions in areas that included inspector general operations, criminal investigations, military police operations, and aviation. His assignments were within the continental United States, Alaska, Korea, and throughout the Middle East.


Mr. Crockett obtained his master of public administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. There he was nominated as a graduate student fellow to Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public affairs and administration. Mr. Crockett also obtained his master of strategic studies from the US Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he examined leadership in strategic environments, strategic management systems, national security, and strategic thought and decision-making processes. He also holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice.

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