CDR MacInnis hails from Westford, MA, where he grew up and graduated from Westford Academy. He has served in the Navy as an intelligence officer since 1992. His career has seen him work as an analyst, diplomat, intelligence collections manager, planning officer, disclosure official, counter terrorism analyst, and budget analyst, as well as other intelligence related duties. His personal interests include green woodworking, gardening, cooking, and maintaining his post and beam colonial reconstruction house. He is married and has one son, and the family lives off -island, in southern Rhode Island.