Lieutenant Colonel Maese was commissioned a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant on 24 May 2002, having earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English from the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon completion of The Basic School in January 2003, she was assigned as the Adjutant/Legal Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 26 (MAG-26) at Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, NC. In December 2003, she deployed to serve as the Adjutant, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Djibouti, Africa. In June 2004, she transferred to serve as the Adjutant, Marine Corps Forces Central Command - Djibouti. In January 2005, she returned to New River to serve as the MAG-26 Rear Detachment Assistant Officer in Charge, Adjutant, and Family Readiness Officer during the MAG’s deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06. Upon the unit’s return, she served as the MAG-26 Adjutant.
In July 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Maese transferred to Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii, Kaneohe, HI and served as the Adjutant, Combat Service Support Group 3. In April 2007 she transferred MCB Hawaii and served as the Adjutant. From March 2008 to October 2008, she deployed to Multi-National Force- Iraq (MNF-I) and served as the Strategic Engagements Economic Development Advisor, MNF-I, Baghdad, Iraq.
After the deployment, she returned to MCB Kaneohe, HI. From October 2008 through October 2010, she served in numerous billets with Headquarters Battalion (HQBN). She served as the Adjutant, as the Commanding Officer of Headquarters Company, and as the Battalion Executive Officer.
In November 2010, she reported to Wounded Warrior Regiment, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA where she served as the Current Operations Officer. In May 2012, she transferred to serve as a Company Grade Assignments Monitor, Manpower Management Officer Assignments, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps. In June 2013, she served as the Deputy Ground Lieutenant Colonel Assignment Monitor until her transfer to study at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in July 2014, during which she earned a Masters in Military Studies.
In July 2015, Lieutenant Colonel Maese transferred to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA to serve as the Commanding Officer, Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion. In May 2017, she transferred to serve as the Executive Officer, Support Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.
In April 2018, Lieutenant Colonel Maese reported to the Pentagon where she served as the Staff Secretary for the Deputy Commandant for Information. In July 2019, she transferred to serve as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 for the Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration and the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
Lieutenant Colonel Maese’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4th award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd Award), and the Drill Instructor Ribbon.