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Mr. Kail Macias

Kail Macias has served as Technical Director for the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) since November 2014. He was appointed a federal Senior Leader (SL) in December 2020.

As EXWC's Technical Director, Mr. Macias provides senior leadership to EXWC's technical staff and stewardship of EXWC’s technical capabilities. He is responsible for maintaining EXWC's excellence in providing expeditionary systems lifecycle support, ocean facility systems, specialty facilities engineering, and research, development, test, and evaluation, for the Navy, Marine Corps, DoD, and other federal agencies. Mr. Macias was instrumental in EXWC becoming a member of the Naval Research and Development Establishment in 2017, and also for the command being designated as a Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory in 2018.

From 2011 through 2014, Mr. Macias served as the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Technology Officer, where he led investment recommendations, technology transition and integration across NAVFAC and the Navy, and management of several RDT&E programs in the areas of shore energy, facilities, and Small Business Innovative Research. He worked directly for the NAVFAC Chief Engineer, developing policy, guidance, and processes for NAVFAC's Technical Authority.

Mr. Macias spent his first 14 years as a research engineer with the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, and then the NAVFAC Engineering Service Center, in the areas of expeditionary and combat logistics for the Marine Corps and Naval expeditionary forces, and facilities, energy, and environmental technologies for the Naval Shore community. In 2004, Mr. Macias became NAVFAC’s Facilities Integrated Product Support Program Manager where he worked directly with several Program Executive Offices and program offices, including the CVN-78, LCS, and DDG-1000 programs.

In 1990, Mr. Macias received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Northridge. He also received a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management at California State University Northridge in 2001. Mr. Macias is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California. He became a member of the Acquisition Professional Community in 2004 and has achieved Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certification in Engineering and Facilities Engineering. Mr. Macias has received numerous awards, including the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

Last Updated: 1 September 2023

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