Mr. Marriott was born into Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, during his
father's service as a Navy helicopter instructor pilot. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy in 1979, he enjoyed a 26-year career as a Naval Aviator.
After graduation from the Academy, he attended flight training in Pensacola, Florida, and Corpus Christi, Texas, and was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1980. After training in the P-3 Orion, he joined the Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) "War Eagles" where he became an Instructor Pilot and deployed to Bermuda, the Philippines, Spain, and Iceland. His other operational tours included: Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean/CTF-67 in Naples, Italy; with the Patrol Squadron FIVE "Mad Foxes" as the Maintenance Officer and Senior Instructor Pilot deploying in support of Operation DESERT STORM and also deploying to Rota, Spain, and Keflavik, Iceland; Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN, where he led them on a multi-site deployment to Puerto Rico, Panama, and Iceland; and Commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN at Whidbey Island, WA. In April 2001, he led Wing TEN through an international crisis when 24 members of one of his aircrews were detained in China after a mid-air collision with a Chinese fighter aircraft.
Mr. Marriott's staff tours included: Safety and Flight Standardization Officer for Patrol Wing ELEVEN; Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel for Selection Board Matters; Senior Aide-de-Camp to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Shalikashvili; Federal Executive Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for Public Policy assigned as Staff Director for a bipartisan commission headed by Mr. Dick Cheney and Mr. Richard Perle; Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA; another tour in the Pentagon as a Congressional Analyst for the Secretary of the Navy in the Office of Program Appraisal; Chief of Naval Operations Fellow in CNO's Strategic Studies Group at Newport, Rhode Island; another tour in the Pentagon as the Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller); and the Executive Secretary for the Department of Defense in direct support of Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates.
Mr. Marriott retired from active duty in 2005. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2005 and served as the Executive Secretary for DoD until departing for the Army Materiel Command in 2009. He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and G-1 until reporting to AMCOM as the Deputy to the Commanding General in 2015.
His awards include the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service and the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with one star), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (with two Stars), the Navy Commendation Medal (with four Stars) and numerous campaign, operational and honorary ribbons.