AOG selects new CEO

The Association of Graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy has announced the selection of Marty Marcolongo, Class of 1988, as the organization’s president and chief executive officer. He takes over his new role with the AOG on July 1.

“I am honored to serve as the association’s president and CEO,” Marcolongo said. “I look forward to continuing to serve the graduates, parents and friends of the Academy.”

The current chief operating officer for the AOG, Marcolongo brings more than 15 years of experience in alumni engagement, alumni programs and services, and management of business operations to his new leadership position.

During his cadet years at the Academy, Marcolongo studied international affairs with an emphasis in national security. Upon graduation, he became and 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.

Marcolongo takes over for William “T” Thompson, Class of 1973, who has served as president and CEO over the last nine years.

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