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​Major Michelle I. Macander, USMC
Military Faculty Advisor
Expeditionary Warfare School, 2077 Geiger Rd., Quantico, VA 22134 Phone: 703-432-0146 Email: michelle.macander@usmc.mil
EWS | Major Michelle Macander
Major Macander is from Clifton Park, NY and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in International Affairs from Georgia Tech in December of 2000.

    Following 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. 

    In July 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.

    In 2009, 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.

    Major 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.


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