Francisco Rosario, Select One

Lt. Cmdr. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Biography

Professor Rosario is an Army brat and 1989 graduate from the University of Arizona where he was commissioned through the NROTC program after earning a BS in Molecular/Cellular Biology. Following his first sea tour aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), he spent the majority of his career in the amphibious warfare community aboard various ships and staffs. Professor Rosario retired from active duty Navy service in 2009 after a 20 year career in surface warfare. He continues to serve as a civilian faculty member teaching the Maritime Staff Operators Course and providing tailored assistance and support to fleet staffs.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Command and Control
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Desert Storm
  • Homeland Security
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights

2012

Associate Professor, College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, Operational Level Programs

Maritime Staff Operators Course civilian faculty - educates current and future Navy fleet staff operators in maritime operational level of war concepts, processes and missions. Occasionally provides on site tailored assistance to Navy fleet staffs in support of the Assist and Assess Team.
2009

Assistant Professor, College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, Operational Level Programs

Maritime Staff Operators Course civilian faculty - educates current and future Navy fleet staff operators in maritime operational level of war concepts, processes and missions. Occasionally provides on site tailored assistance to Navy fleet staffs in support of the Assist and Assess Team.
2007

Naval War College Assist and Assess Team

Active duty military faculty - provided tailored academics/training and assistance to Navy fleet staffs for Joint Force Maritime Component Commander and Maritime Operations Center processes, operations and certification.
2004

Joint, Interagency Task Force South J5 Joint Planning Group Maritime Planner

Staff officer - provided maritime planning, naval surface and subsurface resource coordination, and, operational deployment planner/scheduler expertise in support of counter drug/counter narco-terrorism detection and monitoring operations. Earned Joint Qualified Officer designation.
2003

Student, Air Command and Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College

Active duty naval officer - completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I in residence at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB. Completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase II in residence at Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA.
2001

Academic Director, Division Officer Course, Surface Warfare Officers School

Naval training officer - managed and led a team of military instructors providing a six month long Surface Warfare Division Officer Course with an annual throughput of 600 students.
1999

USS Tarawa (LHA 1), First Lieutenant

Deck department head - responsible for the training and performance of the ship’s Deck Department. Deployed operations: humanitarian assistance operations in East Timor, Operation Determined Response (reinforcement and extraction of USS Cole and crew from Yemen).
1998

USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), First Lieutenant

Deck department head - responsible for the training and performance of the ship’s Deck Department. Deployed operations: contingency deployment to Kuwait City, Kuwait, Operation Southern Watch
1995

Recruit Training Command, Barracks officer and assistant technical training department head

Naval training officer - managed and led 36 recruit division commanders (drill instructors) in the basic military indoctrination of over 1400 navy recruits/yr. Assisted in the management of basic military orientation training (including high risk training) for over 14,000 navy recruits/yr .
1993

Commander, Amphibious Squadron Two Staff Communications Officer (N6)

Staff officer - led the communications staff in planning and management of the communications systems and processes for the USS Wasp and USS Guam Amphibious Readiness Groups. Deployed operations: Operations Restore Hope (Somalia), Continue Hope (Somalia), Deny Flight (former Yugoslavia)

Education

M.A., Providence College, Education

M.A., Air Command and Staff College (JPME Phase I), Operational Art and Military Science

B.S., University of Arizona, Molecular, Cellular Biology

Graduate, Joint Forces Staff College (JPME Phase II), Joint, Combined Warfighting School

News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
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Can America and China Avoid the Pull of the Thucydides Trap?

Oct. 19, 2018
The National Interest
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