Dr. Rocky Marsh Biography 

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Rocky enlisted into the U.S. Army as an Air Traffic Controller immediately after high school graduation, served three tours in Korea and one combat deployment to Afghanistan. 

Following retirement from the military, Rocky continued to assist service members as a Transition Assistance Program Career Counselor traveling to various locations, including Columbus, GA, in support of deploying and redeploying active, reservist, and National Guard service members.

In 2015, Dr. Rocky relocated to Columbus, GA; choosing Columbus as his permanent community and also where he met and married his wife; Birmingham, Al native; Columbus Airport Commissioner Delois Dee Marsh. Dr. Rocky is a federal employee on Fort Moore serving as a budget analyst. Dr. Rocky serves on the Mayor's Crime Prevention Committee as the Fort Moore Liaison, a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and serves as the Alpha Onward & Upward Foundation Scholarship Chairperson.

See below for education. 


Dr. Rocky is an astute student of life learning. His total life education includes an Undergraduate Degree in Human Resources, a Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Education from Trident University International. Dr. Rocky also possesses two national professional certifications in Human Resources, a public speaking self learning accomplishment portfolio from Toastmasters International. 

2015 - 2017

Doctorate Degree,
Trident University

2014 - 2014

Master's Degree,
Trident University

2013 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree,
Trident University

Awards & Recognition

May 15, 2021

Alpha Phi Alpha Georgia District Recipient of the Charles W. Green Award

August 6, 2019
DoD Civilian recipient of the Department of Defense Blacks in Government Award 

April 3, 2018

Dr. Rocky R. Marsh Day by Mayoral Proclamation

Community Involvement

2022 - present

Fort Moore Liaison to Columbus Crime Prevention Committee

2021 - present

Chairperson, Alpha Onward & Upward Foundation Scholarship Committee 

2020 - present

Muscogee County Election Precinct Poll Worker

2019 - 2021

Vice President, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Delta Iota Lambda

2017 - present

Founder, President; Fountain City Mardi Gras Association, Inc.