USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)


 
 
Capt. Todd Marzano
Executive Officer
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) 

Capt. Todd Marzano, Executive Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Capt. Todd Marzano earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (with High Distinction) from the University of Colorado in May of 1992.  Upon completing Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned in December of 1992. 

After being designated an Aviator in April of 1995 he reported to VFA-125 “Rough Raiders” for initial F/A-18C training.  His first fleet assignment was with VFA-94 “Mighty Shrikes,” during which he deployed aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

In July 1999, he was selected to the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). After graduating he reported as a Tactics Instructor with Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific (SFWSP). 

Capt. Marzano then reported in 2001 to VFA-147 “Argonauts” as the squadron’s Training Officer.  During this tour he completed a combat cruise onboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and a WESTPAC deployment aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Capt. Marzano remained with VFA-147 for his Department Head tour, during which he completed a combat cruise onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Following his Department Head tour, Capt. Marzano was assigned to the Naval War College.  He graduated in March of 2007 earning a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He then screened for Operational Command and was ordered to VFA-146 "Blue Diamonds" as Executive Officer and later assumed the duties as Commanding Officer.

In September of 2010 he was assigned to USNORTHCOM, serving in the Future Operations Division as the Homeland Defense Branch Chief. During his tour at USNORTHCOM he was selected for the Aviation Nuclear Officer program and reported to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in October of 2014 as Executive Officer. 

Capt. Marzano has logged over 3000 flight hours and accumulated over 800 carrier arrested landings.  His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Strike Flight Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, the Joint Achievement Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and numerous unit, campaign and service awards.  Additionally, he was awarded the 2005 Michael G. Hoff CNAP Attack Aviator of the Year and was selected for the 2004 Navy and Marine Association (NMAA) Peer Leadership Award.