New York Naval Militia
Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Robert A. Rosen was appointed Commanding Officer of the New York Naval Militia in June of 1995 by Governor George E. Pataki and Major General John H. Fenimore V, The Former Adjutant General of New York. His command is comprised of approximately 4,500 Naval, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Active Reservists and volunteers. It is an integral part of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs and it is a long established, Federally recognized command. He is also the Chairman of the Division of Military & Naval Affairs Military Facilities Commission, Advisor to the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission, and Naval Aide to the Governor.
Rear Admiral Rosen joined the New York Air National Guard in 1959. In 1960 he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant, and thereafter served in a variety of positions throughout the following ten years. He also served as United States Air Force Academy Liaison Officer for the New York City area and as a liaison officer from the Secretary of the Air Force to the Chief of Information, U.S. Navy. At the request of the Secretary of the Navy, he transferred to the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1980, after having completed 21 years in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. Rear Admiral Rosen retired from the Naval Reserve in 1990 with the rank of Captain (06), having served more than 31 years in the reserve forces of the United States.
RADM Rosen's former duty assignments include acting as a special advisor to Chief of Naval Information, Special Advisor to the Director of the Armed Forces Information Service, and Director of Naval Broadcasting Service. His numerous duty assignments included Commanding Officer of NAVINFO East, O.I.DET102, The Atlantic Fleet Audio Visual Unit 0193 (Combat Camera), and Executive Officer of the Navy Broadcasting Reserve Unit. He has also served as Information Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, a member of Chief of Naval Operations Sea Power Presentation Team, and Chairman of the Board of the Navy Recruiting District Assistance Council of New York. He is a former member of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (The Grace Commission), and the Navy Task Force, and Chairman of YPO Navy Presidents Advisory Board on Acquisition, Budgeting and Procurement. Also, he served as Chairman of the Department of Defense and Congressional Stars and Stripes Advisory Task Force.
RADM Rosen is the recipient of numerous military and professional awards, citations, certificates and decorations, including the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy; Defense Department Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal (two times); Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal; Reserve Forces Longevity Medal; New York State Conspicuous Service Medal; awarded Order of Military Merit, presented by the Surgeon General of the Army, for exemplary contributions to the U.S. Army Medical Department; and awarded Order of Merit, Rank of Grand Commander, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem Knights Templar (First Recipient), New York State Defense of Liberty Medal (WTC), New York State 45 year Long and Faithful Service Award, The Distinguished Service Medal Award by the State of South Carolina (8th recipient).
RADM Rosen's memberships and associations include:
RADM Rosen is Chairman-CEO of Rosen Associates Management Corp. His companies own, develop and manage shopping centers, and industrial, housing and commercial properties throughout the United States. RADM Rosen's numerous affiliations with charitable, fraternal and professional organizations include the International Council of Shopping Centers, Co-Founder, Builder and Former President of Fisher House Foundation; a former member Board of Directors of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum; a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer, Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, and Chairman, Scholarship Committee; former Ex-Officio Board Member, The New York Botanical Garden; Ex-Officio Board Member, Wildlife Conservation Society, a member Board of Trustees, North-Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Systems, Inc.; Chairman, Naval Militia Association, Inc.; Member, Advisory Board, Roundabout Theatre Company of New York; Member, Commissioner, The New York City Korean War Veterans 50th Anniversary Commemorative Commission.
RADM Rosen is a native New Yorker and a graduate of The City University of New York (Baruch College, BBA and MBA Degrees) and the U.S. Air War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also attended Seminars at the Navy War College and the Army War College. He resides with his wife, Florence, at his primary residence in Rhinebeck, NY (Dutchess County). They have four married children and twelve grandchildren.
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