USS Dubuque
Decommissioned: 30 June 2011
CMDCM (SW/SCW/AW) Reinaldo Rosado
Command Master Chief

CMDCM (SW/SCW/AW) Reinaldo Rosado MTS, hails from “Hard Hitting” New Britain, Connecticut and enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1985 where he completed Basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. His first duty station was USS Mississippi (CGN 40) home ported out of Norfolk, Virginia, where he was assigned as a member of Operations Department Deck Division and achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. During this assignment, he made several Caribbean, North Atlantic deployments and Refresher Training at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Following this sea duty tour, he was assigned to USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) also out of Norfolk where he was promoted to Petty Officer First Class. His next assignment was Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO in Little Creek, Virginia, where he was assigned to “Bravo” Company in charge of the Roll-On/Roll-Off Discharge Facility. There, he was promoted to the rank of “Chief Petty Officer”.

His next assignment was USS Simon Lake (AS-33) stationed in beautiful La Maddalena, Italy. He was assigned as the Port Operations Deck Leading Chief Petty Officer responsible for transportation to and from the island. After that tour he went to Bremerton, Washington on board USS Rainier (AOE-7). He was assigned to Deck Department First Division, where he completed a Rim of the Pacific exercise and a Western Pacific Deployment. Soon thereafter he transferred to Everett, Washington aboard USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) where he reached the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He was assigned as Operations/Deck Department LCPO.

Taking a break from sea duty he became part of the Sailorization efforts of tomorrow’s Officer Corps. He reported to Newport, Rhode Island, Seaman-to-Admiral 21 (STA-21) program as the Naval Science Institute LCPO.

He then transferred to USS Dubuque (LPD-8) in San Diego, California as the Deck Department LCPO and Senior Enlisted Leader where he was part of an extended 9 month Western Pacific deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism and part of the elite few that received the Iraqi Campaign Medal. Here he attained the ultimate rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.

Following this sea tour he was stationed at “The Quarterdeck of the Navy” at RTC Great Lakes. The Navy’s only “Bootcamp”. Here he was part of the Navy’s elite by serving in the capacity of a Recruit Division Commander and Fleet Leading Chief Petty Officer. Here he was selected into the Command Master Chief program. He is a graduate of the April 2010 CMC/COB (Class 73). Command Master Chief Rosado is currently serving as CMC for the USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8).

His personal awards includes the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Good Conduct Medal (7 awards), and numerous campaign, personal, and unit commendations. Master Chief Rosado is qualified and proudly wears the Enlisted Surface Warfare, Seabee Combat Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designations and the Craft Master insignia. He is also certified as a Master Training Specialist.

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