Force Master Chief Rossiter was raised in Sycamore Valley, Ohio and is a 1989 graduate of Skyvue High School. He entered the Navy in May 1991 and completed Interior Communications Electrician A-School, C-School and Basic Enlisted Submarine School.
He served his first sea assignment on the USS PHOENIX (SSN 702) in Norfolk, VA from 1992 – 1996. During this tour he was a member of Interior Communications division deploying on a Mediterranean Deployment and two North Atlantic Deployments. His next sea tour was on the Navy’s last diesel-electric submarine, USS DOLPHIN (AGSS 555) from 2000-2004, homeported in Point Loma, CA. While on DOLPHIN he completed two Pacific North West deployments and several local research missions. He was initiated as a Chief Petty Officer in 2002 and remained on DOLPHIN to serve as the NAV/OPS Department LCPO. His following sea tour was on the USS HOUSTON (SSN 713) forward deployed in Agana, Guam where he served as the NAV/OPS Department LCPO and the ship’s 3M Coordinator. During this tour the ship and crew conducted numerous missions in the 7th Fleet AOR and earned the Battle Efficiency “E” in 2010. While on HOUSTON, he qualified Chief of the Boat in 2008
His early shore tours include Navy Recruiting District OHIO (NRS Zanesville), and Navy Personnel Command (Submarine Enlisted Community Manager).
Master Chief Rossiter served as the Chief of the Boat on the USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where they completed an Eastern Pacific deployment and two Western Pacific deployments supporting 7th Fleet operations. He also served as the Chief of the Boat & Submarine CMC Detailer at PERS-403 and as the Command Master Chief of Commander Undersea Surveillance in Dam Neck, Virginia.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Human Resources from Park University in 2007 and he is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Leadership COB/CMC Course and MCPONs Enlisted Leadership Seminar.
Force Master Chief Rossiter reported to his current assignment at Navy Personnel Command in March 2018.