United States Department of Agriculture
Malcom A. Shorter was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration in June 2013. He is an accomplished administrative and financial professional with combined expertise in government relations and operational management. Mr. Shorter retired from the United States Army in September 2003 after a distinguished military career of more than 20 years.
From January 2007 until February 2013 he served as the Democratic Staff Director for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. As the Staff Director he led the staff in reviewing veterans’ programs, examining current laws, and offering bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for health care, disability compensation, GI bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, life insurance policies, and the nationwide system of veterans’ cemeteries. He also previously served as the Director, Office of Budget, Finance and Administration, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and as the Assistant Director for Programming and Budget, Office of Counternarcotics, United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Mr. Shorter graduated from Rutgers University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Career Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Brookings Institute Congressional Fellowship Program.
Mr. Shorter resides with his family in Bowie, Maryland.