Meet the Drill Operations Officer

1/C Justin Chaires hails from Woburn, Massachusetts. Mr. Chaires is currently in his fourth year with Drill Team and in his last year of study in the "Emergency Management " program at the Academy. Mr. Chaires is an actively working Emergency Medical Services professional currently serving in his local community. 

Drill Team

Band marching down Constitution Street

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Drill Team is a precision drill platoon. Their primary mission is showcasing the discipline of Massachusetts Maritime Academy both regionally and nationally through solid routines displaying "discipline, knowledge and leadership" with the general issued M1 Garand rifles. The Drill Team is led by 1/C Justin Chaires along with his assistant staff officers 2/C Haley Caufield and 2/C Brett Goldman. The Drill Team competes annually at Drill & Military Excellence Competitions regionally, consistently earning top awards in color guard and exhibition drill. The Drill Team has its regulation and, "trick", exhibition drill components and you will often see the drill exhibition unit, "Alpha Platoon" on parade with the Regimental Field Band and Honor Guard. 

Honor Guard