Gregory (Bo) Marzolf

Associate Professor of Systems Engineering

Colonel Gregory Marzolf (USAF retired) is a skillful leader with over 30 years of experience working in and across large organizations. He’s held diverse assignments including working with large Department of Defense aviation systems, conducting operational test and evaluation for all Air Force fighter, bomber, unmanned, and high altitude platforms. He also executed nuclear air-launched cruise missile and free-fall munitions testing.  

Marzolf recently commanded the Air Force’s premier large-force multi-domain combat exercise—RED FLAG—at Nellis AFB, NV where he worked to develop and refine multi-domain warfighting integration. 

He is a credible and well-networked author, developer, advocator, and manager of advanced concepts and complex systems. 

He joined Systems Engineering in the summer of 2017 and teaches SYSE 501 – Foundations of Systems Engineering, and SYSE 603 – Introduction to Systems Test and Evaluation.


Ph.D. 2021 – Colorado State University – Systems Engineering

M.S. 2000, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Aeronautics

B.S. 1988, University of Tennessee – Knoxville – Chemical Engineering


Courses Taught

Research Interests

  • Department of Defense resiliency efforts
  • Command and control structures in light of all-domain linkages
  • Government emergency management/response architectures
  • Controls on complex system emergent behaviors

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 – Certified Project Management Institute (PMI) – Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • 2011 – Graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership, Goldsboro, NC
  • 2009 – Air War College – Master of Strategic Studies, with Academic Distinction
  • 2002 – School of Advanced Air and Space Power Studies – Master’s of Airpower Art and Science, Air and Space Power, Decision Making, Warfighting
  • 2001 – Air Command and Staff College – Master of Military Operations Art and Science