Commander Maculan is a native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. After high school, he attended The Catholic University of America where he graduated with a B.S. in Architecture in 1992 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1993. In October 1993, CDR Maculan reported to Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI receiving his commission in March 1994.
Commander Maculan's operational tours of duty include assignments with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 and Naval Mobile Construction 7, both out of Gulfport Mississippi. During these tours, he served as Assistant Alfa Company Commander, Bosnia Combat Operations Center Watch Officer/Embark Officer, Alfa Company Commander, Deployment for Training Officer in Charge-Kenya, Detail Bosnia Operations Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, and Battalion Executive Officer. He made deployments to Rota, Spain; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Guam; Kenya; Iraq; and Kuwait.
Commander Maculan's shore assignments include duty as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction during Operation Sea Signal and Operation Restore Hope, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Intern Architect, Atlantic Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Public Works Officer/Resident Officer in Charge of Construction/Officer in Charge of Construction, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia; Action Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (N40-Logistics Planning and Innovation Division); student, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; Director, Seabee Readiness Division, Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS), NBVC Port Hueneme; Assistant Regional Engineer - CNRJ/CNRK/CSAC, NAVFAC Far East.
In addition to the degrees from The Catholic University of America, Commander Maculan earned a Master of Science Degree in Project Management from the University of Maryland. He is a Registered Architect in the state of Florida, designated Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist, a member of the Acquisition Professional Community, Level III Contracting certified, and Level I Program Management certified.
Commander Maculan's personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with (2) gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with (2) gold stars, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. He has earned numerous unit, campaign, and expeditionary ribbons and medals.