Captain Mucke received a direct commission as a Civil Engineer Corps officer in 1988. His service includes tours with: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWENTY FOUR as Company Commander, TWENTIETH Naval Construction Regiment, reserve augment as Engineering Officer, NAVAL RESERVE Engineering Field Activity Mediterranean, as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, SECOND Naval Construction Brigade as Assistant Atlantic Operations Officer, Operations and Executive Officer for Contingency Engineering Unit Navy Central Command, subsequently recalled to active duty to US Central Command as Engineering Plans Officer, for duty in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, Executive Officer for Naval Construction Support Unit THREE, overseeing the units Decommissioning, and at THIRD Naval Construction Regiment as Readiness/Training Officer and Chief Staff Officer mobilizing all three of the regiments battalions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Next he served as Commanding Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWENTY FOUR, where the unit was recognized by the USMC Engineer Association as the 2006 Outstanding Naval Construction Force Unit. Following Command he reported to Naval Personnel Command where he served as South East Region RC CEC detailing officer. CAPT Mucke next reported to TWENTY SECOND Naval Construction Regiment as Deputy Commander. As part of the OEF surge in 2010 CAPT Mucke reported to First Marine Expeditionary Force as the Deputy Engineer for Regional Command South West. CAPT Mucke then was assigned to FIRST Naval Construction Division as the Deputy ACOS for Operations. He was the AOIC for NAVFAC CEU prior to taking command of 7th Naval Construction Regiment.
Captain Mucke is a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama and Tennessee. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit and service awards.
Captain Mucke holds a B.S. Bio-Systems Engineering and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He works for the Madison County Commission in Huntsville Alabama as the Assistant Director of Public Works / Assistant County Engineer. He is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, Society of American Military Engineers and a Life Member of the US Naval Institute.