Jorge L. Rosario enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1995, later achieving the rank of Sergeant as a military policeman. He was commissioned as an Officer in the JAG Corp in 2003, and retired in 2017 with the rank of Major, with 22 years of both reserve and active duty status.
On September 11, 2001, Major Rosario was sent to secure sites in New York City. He is a veteran of Operation Noble Eagle 2002 with the 306th Military Police. He was a Captain with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division in the area of International Operational Law during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Major Rosario is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, Armed Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Overseas Training Ribbon. He currently serves as Bureau Chief Supervising Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County’s Children’s Law Bureau representing the rights and interests of children in Suffolk Family Court.
Major Rosario also serves as a volunteer basketball coach for St. Patrick’s CYO and volunteer baseball coach. He recently started a not-for-profit, Wyandanch- Wheatley Heights Baseball & Sports Initiatives, to provide low-income children with opportunities to play sports and avoid negative distractions.
Major Rosario is the new Commander of VFW Post 2912. He has held events such as the Veteran’s Job and Resource Fair, and coordinates with attorneys providing free or low-cost representation to veterans. He works with Rothco and its employees, helping to manage the thousands of dollars being donated to the veterans homeless shelter and an outreach center, which provides many community services, including children’s summer camps and a place for the homeless to eat, sleep and stay out of the winter cold.