USA: Center for Service Support Welcomes New CMC

Center for Service Support Welcomes New CMC

Center for Service Support welcomed its new command master chief (CMC) July 15.

Command Master Chief (SW/AW/SCW) Reinaldo Rosado said he has been warmly welcomed into Newport’s Navy family.

“My family and I have been received with open arms by the community and by the Sailors and civilians stationed at Naval Station Newport,” said Rosado. “The camaraderie and friendship has been humbling and overwhelming.”

Rosado said he is aware of the challenges facing CSS in the future.

“We must continue to bridge the gap between the Fleet and our schools,” said Rosado. “We also have to communicate more effectively with our Sailors who are in transit between commands.”

Rosado also cited the importance of two-way communication between the various learning site leaders and their instructors to develop their students.

“We will listen to our leaders and instructors on the deck plates and ensure everyone has a chance to be successful,” said Rosado. “Our learning sites and schools are charged with the future of our Navy. The next journey for our Sailors following boot camp begins with the service schools. We must have great leadership in our training pipelines in order to develop the Navy’s future leaders.”

Rosado hails from New Britain, Conn., and enlisted in October 1985 where he completed Basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. His first duty station was USS Mississippi (CGN 40) homeported in Norfolk, Va. Following this tour, he was assigned to USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and then Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 in Little Creek, Va., where he was promoted to the rank of chief petty officer.

He is a graduate of the CMC/Chief of the Boat Course and his CMC tours include USS Dubuque (LPD-8), USS Antietam (CG54) and USS Cowpens (CG 63).

CSS and its learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the Fleet’s warfighting mission. More than 300 staff and faculty work hand in hand with the Fleet and are dedicated to ensuring training is current and well executed on behalf of 10,000 Sailors who graduate from CSS courses annually in the administration, logistics and media communities.

Press Release, July 16, 2013; Image: US Navy