Command Master Chief Michael J. Rosati assumed the duties of the Fifth Coast Guard District’s Reserve Command Master Chief in June 2021, serving as a senior enlisted advisor to the District Commander. As a senior enlisted advisor, Master Chief Rosati advises on workforce policies, provides enlisted mentoring, and acts as the sounding board for select administrative actions and initiatives relative to the day-to-day operations of the District.
Upon completion of basic training in September 2000, Master Chief Rosati served active duty on USCGC VIGOROUS, in Cape May, NJ; USCGC ANTHONY PETIT in Ketchikan, AK; USCG Station Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; and at MSST New York in Staten Island, NY. Upon transferring to the Reserve component, Master Chief Rosati has served at USCG Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, NJ; the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC; and at USCG Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA.
Additional Reserve mobilizations have included multiple summers aboard USCGC EAGLE to train Cadets and Officer Candidates; as the Deputy Logistics Section Chief for Sector New York in response to Hurricane SANDY; to Auxiliary Operated Station Alpena, MI for operational duties; and most recently to a Community Vaccination Center in Greenbelt, MD to support the vaccination efforts during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Achievement Medals, the Reserve Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Qualification badges earned include the Coxswain Insignia and the Advance Boat Forces Qualification Insignia. Master Chief Rosati holds a Master of Business Administration from Rider University and has completed additional studies at the National War College and at the London School of Economics.