Elected in 1990
“For outstanding management, stressing highly professional leadership in all phases of vital large-scale worldwide facilities programs.”
BY JAMES LAMMIE AND JACK BUFFINGTON
REAR ADMIRAL “MIKE” MARSCHALL, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and former chief of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the Navy Civil Engineer Corps and King Bee of the Seabees, died November 18, 2008, peacefully at his home in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife of 64 years, Marie, at his side. His passing marked the end of a most distinguished career in construction and engineering that spanned more than 60 years.
Albert Rhoades Marschall was born in New Orleans on May 5, 1921. As a child of 9 years, a friend suggested he drop Rhoades as his parents called him and pick another name, so the two 9 year olds decided “Mike” was much better. Rhoades sounded too much like rose. He attended Tulane University for three years prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941, graduating with distinction with the accelerated class of 1944. He was commissioned an ensign and assigned to the destroyer USS Ross, participating in the invasion of Leyte in the Philippines and the occupation of Japan.