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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.