April 2, 2020

REP. MAX ROSE DEPLOYS WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD TO BATTLE CORONAVIRUS

Rose, a freshman Democrat representing Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, is the first member of Congress to serve in the military during the crisis

New York Rep. Max Rose has deployed with the National Guard to help set up field hospitals in the city, among the hardest hit in the nation by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rose, a freshman Democrat representing Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, is the first member of Congress to serve in the military during the crisis. He’s a captain in the Army National Guard and will serve as an operations officer on Staten Island. Rose served as an active duty officer in Afghanistan in 2012-13.

Rose made the announcement of Wednesday’s deployment the previous day in a tweet.

“There is no doubt in my mind that as the greatest city in the world, we will overcome this,” Rose tweeted.

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