Captain Rouse received a direct reserve commission as an Ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps in 1989 and was assigned to NMCB-23. He held several billets in NMCB-23, including Detachment OIC, Company Commander, Ordnance Officer, Training Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. In 1997, he was assigned as the Training Analysis Officer for 2ndNCB and then became the Training Officer for 3NCR in 1999. He returned to NMCB-23 in 2000 as the Operations Officer and was subsequently recalled to active duty with CENTCOM to support Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. He then served as a Joint Contingency Engineer for JFCOM and as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for PACOM. He served as the Commanding Officer of NMCB-14 from 2006 to 2008, with his Battalion earning Reserve Best of Type Atlantic Fleet in FY08. After completing a one-year tour on the Operations Staff at 1NCD, he fortunately enjoyed a second command tour, this time with NMCB-27 from 2009 to 2011. He just completed another tour with 1NCD and feels fortunate and blessed to have yet another opportunity to lead our nations finest sons and daughters as 7NCR Commodore.
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Joint Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards). He is more proud of his campaign ribbons and unit awards. He is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist, a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Level 2 certified member of the Acquisition Corps, and a certified Project Management Professional. He is scheduled to complete JPME I by Winter 2013. He earned a BSEE degree from VPISU and he holds two post-graduate degrees; a MSEE from the University of Maryland and a MBA from George Mason University.
Captain Rouse serves as Vice President, DoD Programs, for Enterprise Information Services, Inc.