PO3 Jay Rose

PO3 Jay Rose

Dates of Service: Jun 1996 - Aug 1999
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PO3 Jay Rose entered the Navy in June of 1996 at the age of 17. PO3 Rose graduated from Division 938 (State Flags) NTC Great Lakes, and went on to complete EM “A” School. PO3 Rose was awarded a Letter of Commendation by the CO of the USS George Washington (CVN-73) during OSW, served as a DISSO, and was a member of the CVW-1 Battle Group Flag Team. PO3 Rose was Honorably Discharged in August, 1999.

Military Experiences

Sep 1998 - Aug 1999
SIMA Norfolk
Electrician's Mate (EM)
Served at SIMA Norfolk in a Limited Duty capacity for 11-months until being Honorably Discharged from the United States Navy on August 5, 1999. Although still convalescing from rotating my right leg literally 180° at the knee and remaining in a full leg cast, the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) somehow decided that I was “Fit for Full Duty” and to await orders back to a sea command. The medical and personnel support staff were less than helpful in assisting me with this quagmire. I necessitated to filing for Administrative Separation as subsequent knee injuries were obviously inescapable, however this left the narrative on my DD214 to read “CONDITION, NOT A DISABILITY” [sic] that in reality resulted from a RARE GENETIC DISEASE exasperated by PACT ELIGIBLE CFS diagnosed TWO DECADES later!
Aug 1998 - Sep 1998
NAVSTA Norfolk
Temporary Additional Duty (TAD)
Yet another holdover at TEMDU before reporting to SIMA Norfolk while convalescing and awaiting Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) decision after a subsequent severe knee injury, this time putting me in a full right leg cast. Originally assigned to NOB Public Relations, Command XO approved transfer to IT/IS Department as I was both experienced and DISSO qualified. Served as Information Technology Technician at the NOB Network Operations Center (NOC) performing network repairs and maintenance. Our department also covered select offsite locations, e.g. configuring secure printer connections at the shipyard. My leg still casted, this allowed me to ‘get out’ a bit. Started studying for CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams that I would soon pass as I decided to make a career out of Information Technology.
Jul 1997 - Jul 1998
USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Electrician's Mate (EM)
I was assigned to the Maintenance Support Center (MSC) for a 90-day Engineering Dept. rotation as “E” Div. representative upon arrival. Completed all quals within 2-weeks of reporting, and successfully researched and procured vital ship’s equipment for 800+ Engineering Maintenance Technicians. Served as Divisional Information Systems Security Officer (DISSO). Awarded CO’s Letter of Commendation (LoC). “Did the Ditch” arriving for Operation Southern Watch (OSW). Served as a member of the CVW-1 Battle Group Flag Team (note the “white rope” in profile pic). Served as “E” Div. Test Equipment Petty Officer overseeing ship’s portable test equipment. Advanced Firefighting and Repair Party Electrician qualified. Member of ship’s Martial Arts Team. Qualified and Passed PO2 exam on first try (PNA).
May 1997 - Jun 1997
NNPTC Orlando
Temporary Additional Duty (TAD)
I had a brief holdover at TEMDU before reporting to the USS George Washington (CVN-73) for sea duty. As I was an E-4 at this particular juncture, my temporary duty assignments were relatively easy. I had an overall sense of belonging as military life was no longer a foreign concept. It had become more of who I was, something that I took great pride in. I was no longer a civilian, rather I now carried on the fine traditions of being a bona fide Third Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy with all the rights and privileges that come along with the title. One of my favorite privileges was being assigned yeoman detail instead of scrubbing heads and hand polishing brass fixtures. I also began to realize that I had an innate sense to effectively manage other people as well as resources.


(6 months)
Nov 1997 - Apr 1998
Operation Southern Watch
USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jan 1997

Personal Responsibility and Values: Education and Training (PREVENT) Course

Jan 1997

Petty Officer Indoctrination Course

Sep 1996 - Jan 1997

Jun 1996 - Sep 1996

RTC Great Lakes, Division 938, State Flags



Continuity of Operations Program Manager, FEMA


ACLS for EMT-Basics (AAOS)


Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

Ended in 2016

Rutgers Business School

Mini-MBA, Business Essentials

Ended in 2015

Rutgers Business School

Mini-MBA, Digital Marketing

Ended in 2008

University of Oxford

Undergraduate AdvDip Computer Science (Distinction), IT Systems Analysis and Design