Marty Marcolongo graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with the Class of 1988, studying international affairs with an emphasis in national security. Upon graduation, Marcolongo became an Air Force intelligence officer and served in numerous positions, including a tour as a Russian analyst at the Pentagon. During his service time, he also earned a master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Kansas. In 2001, Marcolongo went to work at the Association of Graduates as the constituent liaison in charge of membership and outreach. In 2004, he launched the highly successful “WebGuy” program where he began covering Basic Cadet Training with blogs, photos and videos. By 2009, he assumed the position of vice president of Alumni Relations and in 2010 was named senior vice president for Business Development. He would be promoted to chief operating officer in 2016. On July 1, 2017, Marcolongo took over for William “T” Thompson ’73 as president and CEO of the AOG.