Marc Pritchard is the Director, Research Operations supporting the operational, communications, and financial requirements within the Research Hub. He is a former FA-18 pilot and graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). Over his 21-year career in the United States Navy, he completed five combat tours and served as the Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 25.

Following his retirement from the Navy in 2008, Marc returned to the Monterey Peninsula serving in various roles at the Naval Postgraduate School, most recently within the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Pebble Beach Junior Golf Association and is the Aid Station Director for the Big Sur International Marathon.

Education & Certifications

  • BA, California State University Los Angeles, Geology (1987)
  • MBA, Naval Postgraduate School, Financial Management (2003)
  • EdD, University of Southern California, Organizational Change and Leadership (2018)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Director, Aid Stations, Big Sur Marathon (11/1/2008)


    Big Sur, CA

  • Board Member, Pebble Beach Junior Golf Association (4/1/2016)


    Pebble Beach, CA