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Rose to Deploy to National Guard to Assist Staten Island Coronavirus Response Efforts

Congressman’s office will continue serving and fighting for NY’s 11th Congressional District

Staten Island, March 31, 2020

Congressman Max Rose will deploy to the National Guard this Wednesday, April 1 where he will work for the coming weeks at Staten Island facilities to assist in coronavirus response efforts. Rose, a Captain in the Army National Guard, will serve as an Operations Officer.

“Over the past month I have seen acts of incredible bravery and sacrifice by our first responders, nurses, doctors, and essential workers who never thought they’d be on the frontlines of a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rose, an Army combat veteran. “My activation and deployment is nothing compared to what our city, state, and country has asked of all them. And it’s certainly nothing compared to the other men and women serving in uniform both here at home and overseas. I am just trying to do my duty and my small part.”

Rose’s office will continue serving and fighting for the people of New York’s 11th Congressional District while he is deployed.

Rose continued, “I want to thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership in identifying and securing these critical sites for Staten Island and I look forward to serving my state beside so many dedicated public servants. Like many Guardsmen and women across the country, I am leaving my day job to serve our nation. Unlike them, I will be able to return to it in order to vote if needed. That’s a privilege and responsibility that I take very seriously. I’m also grateful to have an amazing staff who will continue their work on behalf of Staten Islanders and South Brooklynites. Together, I know we will overcome this pandemic.”

As part of Rose’s continued efforts serving constituents and helping them navigate this difficult time, and following passage of the historic CARES Act last week which provides more than $40 billion in relief for New Yorkers impacted by this pandemic, Rose’s office will host a Small Business and Nonprofit Webinar with local experts this Friday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. to help guide organizations through the new relief programs.

DETAILS: Office of Congressman Max Rose – Small Business and Nonprofit Webinar

Rose served as an active duty officer in Afghanistan from 2012-2013 and earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Badge. Rose, a former Company Commander in the National Guard, has continued to serve in the Guard since being elected to Congress, where he is the first post-9/11 combat veteran to represent New York City. Prior to being elected to Congress, Rose was the Chief of Staff for Brightpoint Health, a non-profit healthcare organization that has effectively provided care and responded to the needs of underserved New Yorkers for more than 25 years.