Randall Marchi ’78, a recent graduate of the Army War College, was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania National Guard on June 2, 2007, during a ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Marchi was pinned by Maj. Gen Jessica Wright and his daughter, Kathryn Marchi, during the ceremony promoting him to Brigadier General.
Photo: Sgt. Daniel Palermo, Pennsylvania National Guard Public Affairs
“Colonel Marchi has become General Marchi because he has spent his thirty-four years in the Army taking care of soldiers and doing it well,” said Maj. Gen. Jessica Wright, commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard. “When I would call him and tell him that his soldiers were coming back from Iraq, he would get up in the middle of the night to greet them no matter how difficult it was. He has juggled his civilian career, family, and the military and remained successful with all.”
“I thank you all for your years of coaching and mentoring,” said Marchi to his family members and fellow service members. “I have a leadership trait from each of you who I have had the honor to serve with over the years. You are the reason I am standing here today.”
Marchi was formally the 28th Infantry Division Artillery commander and will now serve as assistant adjutant general, Joint Force Headquarters, for the Pennsylvania National Guard. In civilian life, Marchi lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner, and a certified governmental financial manager employed by the Office of the Auditor General in Harrisburg.
“I thank General Wright for this opportunity and look forward to the new challenges that it will bring me,” said Marchi.