Command, Control, Communications, Computers
and Information Technology (C4IT Service Center)
C4IT SERVICE CENTER
US COAST GUARD
7234 TELEGRAPH RD
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22315-3940
OFFICE#: (703) 313-5536
Captain John J. Macaluso, USCG, is the Commander of the Coast Guard’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information Technology Service Center (C4IT SC). He graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in 1983 (BSEE), from Penn State in 1988 (MSEE), and from the Marine Corps Command & Staff College in 1998. He is a DHS Certified Acquisition Professional Program Manager - Level 3.
He previously served as the C4IT Service Center Deputy Director (2009-2011), as the Program Manager for the Coast Guard's Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Program and the principal RDT&E advisor to the Assistant Commandant for Acquisition (2005-2009).
He was the Commanding Officer of the Loran Support Unit (LSU) in Wildwood, NJ, (2003 – 2005) and the Commanding Officer of the Electronic Systems Support Unit (ESU) in St. Louis, MO (2000-2003).
He was the Chairman of the nine-agency Policy and Implementation Team for the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System while assigned as Liaison Officer to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation Radio navigation Policy Staff (1998-2000). He served at Headquarters in Washington, DC, as the Flag Quality Coordinator and Planning Officer for the Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services and for the Assistant Commandant for Operations (1993-1997).
He served overseas in Italy as the Coordinator of Chain Operations for the Mediterranean Sea Loran-C chain (1991-1993). He was the Chief of the Loran Receivers Section of the Electronics Engineering Center in Wildwood, NJ, during the mid-Continent Loran Expansion Project (1988-1991). He performed duty at the Ninth District in Cleveland, OH, as the Assistant Branch Chief and Vessels Officer for the Electrical Engineering Branch (1985-1986).
Upon commissioning in 1983, he served for two years aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter UNIMAK (WHEC-379) as a student engineer and as the Damage Control Assistant.