Deputy for Facilities and Engineering
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Marc Ferraro assumed duties as the Deputy, Facilities and Engineering, Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs on December 3, 2017. He serves as the primary advisor to The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania for all facilities, construction, maintenance and land acquisition for the Department. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Ferraro served as the Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Mr. Ferraro spent his career in the United States Army and Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an Active Guardsman. He began his military career in February 1982, enlisting in the United States Army. In 1987 he was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Army ROTC Program at Widener University as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.
He has served in a variety of operational and leadership positions in both the Active Army and Pennsylvania National Guard as an Infantry Officer, Military Police Officer, and Cavalryman. He has held leadership positions at all levels of command from platoon to Brigade in both peacetime and combat operations. He was a platoon leader during combat operations in “Operation Just Cause”, Panama and served as Brigade Commander, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team during “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, Iraq in 2009. He has also served as the G3 (Operations Officer) for the 28th Infantry Division during peace keeping operations in Kosovo. Additionally, he served as the Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment where he deployed the battalion in support of hurricane relief operations in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. COL Ferraro has also served as the Chief of Staff for the 28th Infantry and G3, Chief of Staff, and Acting Deputy Adjutant General (Army), Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
He is a graduate of the United States Army Drill Sergeant School, Basic Airborne Course, Pathfinder School, Cavalry Leaders Course, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. He is a qualified Military Police Officer, Infantry Officer, and Armor Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Studies.
Mr. Ferraro’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), The Global War on Terrorism Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, The Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal (Yugoslavia), Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass, M-Device with numeral 2. His badges include, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Airborne Badge and the Combat Infantry Badge.
He is married to the former Crystal D’Alonzo and they have two sons Stephen and Christopher. They reside in Myerstown, PA.