COLONEL Gary A. Rosenberg
Colonel Gary A. Rosenberg is a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer and native Minnesotan who was commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the University of Minnesota, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance. Colonel Rosenberg also holds a Master of Science Degree in International Relations from Troy State University.
Colonel Rosenberg has held a number of Command positions including the Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison in Bamberg, Germany; Operational Detachment Bravo 320, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at both Ft Bragg, North Carolina and during two tours in Afghanistan; a Tactical Support Team – Alpha, in Charlie Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, at Ft Bragg, North Carolina; and Special Forces Operational Detachment- Alpha 561, in Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) at Ft Campbell, Kentucky.
Colonel Rosenberg has held a variety of staff assignments. He was a Bradley Platoon Leader, a Support Platoon leader, an Assistant Battalion Operations Officer, and a Company Executive Officer with the 5th Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in Schweinfurt, Germany. He was the Battalion Logistics Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and was the Theater Liaison Officer to Central Command for Charlie Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion. While assigned to United States Army Special Operations Command, Colonel Rosenberg served as Chief of Individual training as well as the Executive Officer for the USASOC G3. He has been the Battalion S3/OPCEN Director for the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft Bragg, North Carolina and during two tours in Afghanistan. While working for Special Operations Command Central he served as both the Arabian Peninsula and the Central Asian States J-3 Plans Officer where he deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Later he became the SOCCENT J-3 Chief of Plans. Recently, while back in Iraq, Colonel Rosenberg served as the Chief of the Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command-Iraq’s Counter Terrorism Advisory Team followed by being the Counterterrorism Service Advisor for the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.
Colonel Rosenberg’s Military training includes: the Airborne School; the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced courses; Ranger School; the Infantry Officer Mortar Platoon Leaders Course; the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Commanders Course; CAS3; Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course; the Special Forces Detachment Officers Qualification Course; the High Risk Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion Course; The Jump Masters Course, the Civil Affairs Officer Course, the Psychological Operations Officers Course, the African Regional Studies Course, the Command and General Staff College, the Joint-Combined War-fighting School, and the Senior Service College as a Senior Fellow at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies.
Colonel Rosenberg’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/ Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (w/ Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (w/ Oak Leaf Cluster), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the MUC, the National Defense Service Medal (w/ Bronze Service Star Device), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ Bronze Star Device), the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (w/ numeral 4), the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, and 2 Foreign Parachutist Badges (Bahrain & Germany)