Major Macander is from Clifton Park, NY and earned
her Bachelors of Science degree in International Affairs from Georgia Tech in
December of 2000.
the TBS and Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES), where she was the honor
graduate, she was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 in Camp
Pendleton, CA. Major Macander served as
the Construction Platoon Commander, Engineer Company XO, and H&S Company
Commander and participated in the initial movement into Iraq in support of OIF
I in 2003.
2004, Major Macander was transferred to 9th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) in
Okinawa, Japan and deployed as the liaison to the FBI in Iraq, then returned to
Okinawa and served concurrently as the H&S Company Commander and the
Logistics Officer. Major Macander then reported to the University of Colorado
NROTC, where she served as the Marine Officer Instructor.
Major Macander was ordered to Quantico, VA to complete Expeditionary Warfare
School (EWS). Upon graduation, she was
assigned to 8th ESB, where she served as Operations Officer and deployed to
Helmand Province, Afghanistan. She was
promoted to her current rank in July 2011 and assigned as the Engineer Support
Company Commander. In May 2012, she
received orders to MCES, where she assumed command of Combat Engineer
Instruction Company, then was assigned to serve as the Director of Instruction
and Operations Officer. In June 2014, she reported to her current assignment as
an EWS Faculty Advisor.
Macander’s personal decorations include the MSM (Gold Star in lieu of second
award), the NMCCM (Gold Star in lieu of
second award), the JSAM, the NMCAM (with combat distinguishing device and gold
star in lieu of second award), and the combat action ribbon.
Areas of Interest:
- Military History