MG Alberto C. Rosende (Photo by Department of the Army)
Major General (MG) Alberto C. Rosende assumed the role as the Commanding General of the 63rd Readiness Division located in Mountain View, California, on October 28, 2019. As the commanding general of 63rd RD, his area of responsibility is the seven-southwestern states of the U.S. this includes: California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
Previously, Rosende assumed the role as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on August 21, 2018. On May 30, 2019, the Chief of Army Reserve established the USARC Chief of Staff position as the Army Reserve Staff, Chief of Staff with the responsibility of the Army Reserve Headquarters- Fort Bragg (North Carolina); Army Reserve Staff-Fort Belvoir (Virginia); and Army Reserve Staff-Fort Knox (Kentucky).
Prior to his role as USARC Chief of Staff, Rosende served as the USARC Assistant to the Deputy Commanding General (ADCG), responsible for efforts to improve and sustain increased levels of combat readiness across the Army Reserve force. Prior to assuming the ADCG role, MG Rosende served as the Commanding General,1st Mission Support Command (MSC), Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, responsible for the mission command of thirty-seven units encompassing over four thousand U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and Civilians in Puerto Rico. Before commanding the 1st MSC, MG Rosende served as Division Commander, Atlantic Division, 75th Training Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, where he oversaw mission command training for battalion and brigade formations.
MG Rosende received his commission in May 1984 through the University of Miami Army ROTC program and was a distinguished military graduate. During his over 35 years of service, MG Rosende commanded and served in multiple staff positions in units at all echelons, including Division and Major Command levels. While serving as the Battalion Commander, 391st Combat Engineer Battalion (Light), Greenville, South Carolina, MG Rosende deployed to Afghanistan from April 2005 through April 2006, and then while serving as the Brigade Operations Officer (S3), 926th Engineer Brigade, he deployed to Iraq from May 2008 through February 2009.
MG Rosende is a graduate of the Engineer Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Staff Services School, the Command and General Staff Officers Course, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, now known as the Eisenhower School, and the Capstone General and Flag Officer Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master’s of Science degree in National Security and Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. MG Rosende is presently in the dissertation phase of his doctorate degree in Executive Leadership from George Washington University.
Among his many awards and decorations are the Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), the Bronze Star Medal (oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the Bronze de Fleury Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.
In his civilian capacity, MG Rosende served as 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 where he provided support to financial institutions, processors, and other organizations participating in the electronic payments industry.
MG Rosende and his wife of more than 33 years, the former Martha Ferrucho, have two children: Alberto, III, a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, who is a working actor; and Diego, a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, who currently works in the film production industry. MG Rosende lives at Fort Bragg with his wife and German Shepherd, Bella.