On January 27, 2020, Earl Marsh, Jr., was sworn in as Marshal of the Appellate Courts of Alabama by Chief Justice Tom Parker, becoming the thirteenth Marshal of the appellate courts.
Marshal Marsh was born and raised in Greenville, Alabama. He was educated in the Butler County, Alabama schools and was recognized as an outstanding athlete in four sports throughout his high school years. Following his graduation from Greenville High School in 1984, he attended Alabama State University on an athletic scholarship. In 1985, he enlisted in the United States Army where he worked in field artillery and as a military police officer.
In 1989, Marshal Marsh began his law enforcement career with the Alabama Department of Corrections working as a corrections officer at Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama. In 1994 he graduated from the Montgomery Police Academy, and soon thereafter joined the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. He was awarded Officer of the Year in 2001 and has obtained numerous certifications, trainings, and recognitions throughout his military and law enforcement career.
In 2002, Marshal Marsh returned to the United States Army working as a military police officer on the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Site, Marshall Islands. He was transferred to Kuwait in 2004 and served in the United States Army until 2014. While in Kuwait, he served in various leadership roles to include Senior Sergeant of police operations and Military Police Sergeant Major.
In January 2017, he joined the Alabama appellate courts as a Deputy Marshal where he was promoted to Chief Deputy Marshal and served in that position until his appointment as Marshal.
Marshal Marsh and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Deatsville, Alabama. They are active members of their church, Big Union Christian Church in Lowndes County.