Naval Station Norfolk gets new commanding officer

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Naval Station Norfolk held a ceremony on Friday for their change of command. 

Captain Bradley N. Rosen has assumed his duties as Naval Station Norfolk’s 48th Commanding Officer. Rosen relieved Captain Richard C. McDaniel of his duties. McDaniel will transfer to Washington, D.C. to Navy Installations Command. 

Rosen is from Randolph, New Jersey and a 1995 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a B.S. in Political Science with honors, according to Naval Station Norfolk. 

He also received a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. 

Rosen was a designated Naval Flight Officer after he completed flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida and Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He reported to War Eagles of Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) after P-3C Orion fleet replacement training. 

Naval Station Norfolk says Rosen completed several operational assignments while with VP-16 including a six-month deployment to Italy for peacekeeping operations in the Balkans and a tri-site deployment to El Salvador, Italy and Djibouti for counter-narcotics operations. 

Rosen has served as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor at Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30), a Strategic Planner and Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans and Strategy, as well as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N88). 

He was selected for the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program and was assigned to Cisco Systems in San Jose after serving at U.S. Pacific Command as the Chief of the Joint Reconnaissance Center and Deputy Director of the Current Operations Division (J33). 

According to Naval Station Norfolk, Rosen was assigned as a Special Assistant to the Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs after completing his fellowship. He assumed the duties as the Executive Officer at Naval Station Norfolk in April 2017. 

Rosen’s awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (strike flight award),
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps
Achievement Medal (two awards), and various other campaign medals and unit awards, according to Naval Station Norfolk. 

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