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Master Chief Maccarelli was born in Brooklyn, New York on 31 July 1977. He entered the Navy on 20 February 1996. After completing boot camp, Hospital Corps "A" School and Field Medical Service School in December 1996, he reported to 3rd Marine Air Wing, El Toro, California.
After three years with the Marines, and upon closure of MCAS El Toro, he transferred to Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. While at Lakehurst, he was promoted to Second Class Petty Officer. During this tour at Lakehurst, he decided that he wanted to be an Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC). After three years at Lakehurst, he reported to IDC “C” School in November 2002.
Upon completion of IDC School, Master Chief Maccarelli was the class honor graduate, promoted to Petty Officer First Class and reported to the USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. He was directly responsible for the health and wellness of 400 Sailors, to include the 2nd Fleet Staff. He played a significant role during the MOUNT WHITNEY’S homeport shift to Gaeta, Italy. This resulted in a crew swap with the USS LASALLE (AGF-3). After bringing the LASALLE to Norfolk, he played an integral role in the decommissioning of the USS LASALLE.
In February 2005, HMCM Maccarelli reported to the USS ELROD (FFG-55) in Norfolk, Virginia. While on the ELROD, he passed all medical inspections and maintained a high level of medical readiness. His efforts and waterfront reputation contributed to him receiving orders to the Norfolk waterfront ISIC, DDG CLASSRON, in April 2006.
He was selected as the DDG CLASSRON Sailor of the Year for both 2007 and 2008, and promoted to Chief Petty Officer. HMCM Maccarelli decided to go back to sea onboard the USS SAN JACINTO (CG-56) in January 2010 as the ship’s Senior Medical Department Representative and the Executive Department Leading Chief Petty Officer for 20 personnel. While onboard he completed 2 deployments and played an essential role in supporting SAN JACINTO becoming operational after her collision at sea with the USS MONTPELIER (SSN-765). He was selected to Senior Chief in June 2012.
In 2014, HMCM Maccarelli was hand selected to be the Navy Medicine IDC Community Manager at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) for 1,500 IDCs. After a successful tour at BUMED, HMCM reported onboard the USS KEARSARGE as the Medical and Dental Departmental LCPO for 30 personnel, ensuring successful humanitarian missions following hurricanes Irma and Maria. While stationed onboard KEARSARGE, he was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer.
HMCM Maccarelli was selected to be the Senior Enlisted Leader and Lead Inspector for Medical Readiness Division, Norfolk, responsible for 50 shipboard medical departments across the Norfolk waterfront, to include Forward Deployed Naval Forces Rota and Aegis Platforms Romania and Poland. In September 2019, HMCM was hand selected to be the COMNAVSURFLANT Force Medical Master Chief to provide oversight to over 90 platforms with Medical Departments. In August 2023, HMCM Maccarelli assumed the duties as Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command (NMCFHPC) Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Maccarelli’s personal decorations and military awards include but are not limited to: Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards), Navy Commendation Medal (5 Awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (5 Awards), Presidential Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle “E” Award (4 Awards), Good Conduct Medal (9 Awards), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (6 Awards).
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