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    Sergeant Major of the Army Recognizes Birmingham Army Recruiter

    Birmingham Army Soldier Received Recognition from Sergeant Major of the Army

    Photo By Jeremy Todd | Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey presented Sergeant First Class Michael...... read more read more



    Story by Jeremy Todd 

    1ST Medical Recruiting Battalion

    A Maryland-based Soldier was one of the U.S. Army’s top 13 recruiting station commanders recognized by Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes April 17.

    Sergeant First Class Michael Rosato is the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Northeast Chaplain Recruiting Station in Columbia and led a team of recruiters who helped 46 individuals find Chaplain Career opportunities in the U.S. Army between January and March 2019, making him one of the top station commanders in the Northeast. Currently they are postured to close their FY19 mission by June if all goes according to plan.

    Rosato, who hails from Birmingham, Alabama has served in the Army for over 12 years and says he joined to be a part of something greater than himself and also represent his family with honor.

    “My family has served in the military in every war dating back to the Civil War. It is just something we do in my family,” he said. “It is an honor to be recognized for the work I put in on a daily basis. I just try my best and I am humbled that my best is worthy of recognition.”

    While he reclassified permanently to an Army recruiter in 2012, Rosato served his first 7 years in the Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He has deployed three times to Iraq.

    As a member of the Columbia community, Rosato volunteers at several food pantries in the Baltimore area, raced for the Susan G.K. foundation, and participated as a parent reader dedicating more than 24 hours for the cause.

    Dailey, along with other Army senior leaders, has made accessions a main priority and is working to ensure recruiters have the resources they need to connect with qualified applicants.

    “These ladies and gentlemen are responsible for building the Army every single year," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey. "What they do is irreplaceable. It requires young men and women who have lived the life, who have served the cause, who have sacrificed on their own, to go out and look a group of people in the face, those people being mothers and fathers of America, look in their eye and say, I'm going to make a better woman or man out of your daughter or son,” Dailey said during the ceremony.

    As a station commander, Rosato leads a team of recruiters helping potential applicants understand the education and certification opportunities, leader development programs, and 150 career options the Army offers.

    He also guides recruiters to screens applicants ensuring they meet the qualifications to serve. Currently, only about 29 percent meet the Army’s cognitive, physical and moral requirements for service.

    “We are facing the toughest labor market we have seen since the all-volunteer force was established in the 1970s,” said Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, who leads U.S. Army Recruiting Command, based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. “Our station commanders and recruiters are working hard to connect to today’s youth to ensure they understand how military experience can benefit them in the future.”

    Rosato and nearly 10,000 other recruiters around the world helped the U.S. Army hire more than 80,000 individuals for full-time and part-time careers in the active Army and Army Reserve in 2018.

    For more information on Rosato or Army recruiting, please contact Jeremy Todd with 1st U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Battalion Public Affairs at 301.677.2557 or



    Date Taken: 04.17.2019
    Date Posted: 04.25.2019 09:47
    Story ID: 319364
    Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL, US 
    Hometown: BIRMINGHAM, AL, US

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