Scot W. Marsh '81

Winchester, Virginia
Appointed: July 2016 by Gov. Terry McAuliffe
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Scot W. Marsh is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1981, with a degree in Civil Engineering. As a cadet, he was as a Battalion Staff Officer and served as a member of the Honor Court.  Upon graduation, he received a commission as a Combat Engineer in the Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division.  He completed the Army Basic Engineer Officers Basic Course, the Engineers’ Sapper School, and Civil Affairs Officers Advance Course and graduated from the Army Parachute School.

After graduation from VMI, he served as an instructor on the faculty of the Civil Engineering Department for two years and taught Basic Engineering and Surveying at the Institute.

He is a Virginia Professional Land Surveyor and has over 30 years in practicing and teaching Land Surveying.  He is the Presiding Partner of Marsh & Legge Land Surveyors, P.L.C., a professional company founded in 1995 specializing in Land Surveying services in support of engineering and architectural projects.  The firm is located in Winchester, Virginia, and has a twenty-year history in maintaining the Land Surveying Contract for the   Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Conservation and Recreation. The firm provides surveying services throughout the Commonwealth, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.

Mr. Marsh was appointed to the Planning Commission for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield National Park and took part in the drafting of the Park plan later adopted by the U. S.  Congress to establish the Regional Historic District.

He is a member of the ASCE, NSPS, ACSM, and the Virginia Association of Surveyors.

In 1990, he was called to active duty for the Persian Gulf War as a Combat Engineer Captain assigned to a U. S. Army Civil Affairs Command and took part in the liberation of Kuwait City.  For his combat service, he was awarded the Army Bronze Star Medal.  He retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Major.