Biographical / Historical
Rear Adm. Maserang enlisted in the Naval Reserve in January 1969 at the Naval Reserve Center, Lubbock, Texas. After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1969, he was called to active duty in San Diego, California, in February 1970. Upon promotion to Yeoman Third Class, he served on the staff of Commander, Service Group ONE, as Commodore's Writer, for the duration of his active duty assignment, and was released from active duty in December 1970. After earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in microbiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Rear Adm. Maserang was commissioned a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the Medical Service Corps in Austin, Texas, in August 1978. He affiliated with NR Environmental Preventative Medicine Unit SIX Detachment 110 in Austin. In March 1983, he transferred to Medical Contingency Response Unit 313, Great Lakes, Illinois. He served as Commanding Officer of NR EPMU 1 Detachment 113 from 1983 to 1985. From 1985 to 1987, he served as Health Services Officer for REDCOM 13, Great Lakes. In 1987, Rear Adm. Maserang affiliated with NR Fleet Hospital Dallas, serving as Director of Administrative Services, Officer in Charge Detachment A, Executive Officer, and in 1999 became Commanding Officer. In September 2001, Rear Adm. Maserang transferred to the staff of Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Middle Atlantic as special assistant for Health Affairs. Rear Adm. Maserang was nominated by the Secretary of the Navy to flag rank in March 2002, and promoted to Flag Rank on November 1, 2002. Rear Adm. Maserang became the Deputy Director of the Medical Service Corps on October 1, 2002. In addition, he serves as a consultant on operational medicine and bioterrorism issues with the Chief of Naval Operations and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery staffs, and is Director of the Navy Medicine Office of Homeland Security Forward. Rear Adm. Maserang's awards include Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with star), Navy Overseas Service Ribbon and Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with device). He has also received the Commandery of the Order of M'no from Togo, West Africa, for his work in humanitarian assistance. As a civilian, Rear Adm. Maserang serves the Illinois Department of Public Health as Director of Laboratory Services.