Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023
Please join us at 7:30pm at the Courtyard by Marriott on Speen Street in Natick.
Trooper Robert MacAleese (MA State Police): "Underwater Recovery"
Trooper Robert MacAleese from the Massachusetts State Police will present information about the State Police Underwater Recovery Team. This will include, but not limited to, Support Vehicles, Dive Equipment, ROV's, Side Scan Sonar, the variety of missions they support, and the amount of team members. He will also narrate a mission they completed off the coast of Chatham where they searched, located and recovered a missing airplane. The presentation will have real footage and photographs from the mission.
Trooper Robert MacAleese is one of four full time members assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Dive Team. His current role on the team is the East Team Leader where he plans/coordinates/executes missions as they arise. He grew up in Walpole Massachusetts and spent summers in Marshfield Massachusetts where he learned his passion for the ocean. He became a certified open water diver at the age of 14 and spent weekends in the summer diving with his parents. After High School he attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he studied Marine Transportation, shortly after the Academy he attended the Massachusetts State Police Academy in the Fall of 2011. He ultimately started his career with the State Police in the spring of 2012. He spent time at several Barracks (Foxboro, Millbury, Sturbridge, Medford, Logan Airport) before joining the team in 2016. While a part time member of the team he spent two years in the Middlesex District Attorney’s office as a Homicide Detective, eventually he left that unit to be a full time member of the Underwater Recovery Team.
Please join us for the MetroWest Dive Club's General Meeting for the presentation.