Brig. Gen. Alberto C. Rosende, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Chief of Staff (Photo by Dept. of the Army)
Brigadier General Rosende assumed the role of the Chief of Staff, United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) located in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on August 21, 2018. Previously, he served as the Assistant to the Deputy Commanding General, where he was responsible for efforts to improve and sustain increased levels of combat readiness across the entire Army Reserve force. Prior to assuming ADCG role at USARC, BG Rosende served as the Commanding General for the 1st Mission Support Command located in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, where he had mission command of thirty-seven units encompassing over 4,000 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and civilians in Puerto Rico. Before commanding the 1st MSC, BG Rosende served as the Division Commander for the Atlantic Division, 75th Training Command, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, where he oversaw mission command training for battalion and brigade formations.
BG Rosende received his commission in May 1984 through the University of Miami Army ROTC program and was a distinguished military graduate. During his over 34 years of service, BG Rosende has commanded and served in multiple staff positions in units at all echelons, including the Division and Major Command levels. BG Rosende has also deployed twice; his first was to Afghanistan from April 2005 through April 2006 while serving as the Battalion Commander of the 391st Combat Engineer Battalion (Light), based in Greenville, South Carolina. BG Rosende also deployed to Iraq from May 2008 until February 2009 as the Brigade Operations Officer (S3) of the 926 Engineer Brigade.
BG Rosende is a graduate of the Engineer Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Staff Services School, the Command and General Staff Officers Course, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, now known as the Eisenhower School. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master’s of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. BG Rosende is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at The George Washington University in Executive Leadership, and is currently in the dissertation phase.
Among BG Rosende’s many awards and decorations are the Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), the Bronze Star Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the Bronze de Fleury Medal, and the parachutist badge.
In his civilian capacity, BG Rosende was a consultant in the financial services industry, with more than 27 years of experience in the electronic payments industry. His expertise is in the fraud prevention and risk management fields and where he provided support to financial institutions, processors and other organizations participating in the electronic payments industry.