Degrees and Certifications:
Personal Education: Bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technological University. His Military Education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Ranger School, Master Fitness Course, Junior Officer Maintenance Course, Bradley Leader’s Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Operations Research and Systems Analysis Course, and the Command and General Staff College Certifications/Awards: His personal service awards include two Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Southwest Asia Medal with two Battle Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge. The Madison County High School Cadet Battalion has earned the highest JROTC accreditation ranking of Honor Unit With Distinction for ten years running.
Department: Army JROTC Senior Army Instructor
-Grade Levels: Freshman to Seniors
-Courses: Leadership Education and Training 1 - 4
Professional experience: 11 years high school Army JROTC and three years Adjunct Professor (ROTC) at Ripon College, Wisconsin. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Active Army after over 20 years of service.
Short Bio (family, interests, hobbies, etc..): LTC Maijala is married to the former Kyrin Smith of Marquette, MI and has two grown daughters Rachel and Shannon. His interests include enjoying family time with his children and grandchildren, tournament bass fishing and hunting.