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Max Rose

COVID 19 Senior Advisor
2021 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition : Keynote Speaker

Max Rose served as the U.S. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district, which includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. He commissioned in the United States Army in 2010 as an infantry officer and still serves in the New York Army National Guard.

As Congressman, Rose served as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counter-terrorism and as a member of the Veteran Affairs Committee. A leader in the fight against domestic terrorism as well as the opioid epidemic, Rose successfully led efforts to expand the Foreign Terrorist Organization designation list, establish the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, and combat the flow of illicit fentanyl into the United States from overseas.

In March 2020, while serving as a member of Congress, Rose deployed with the U.S. Army National Guard to assist New York City's coronavirus pandemic response. He is credited with turning a psychiatric center into an emergency hospital for patients with COVID-19, successfully leading the advocacy effort to deploy the Comfort Naval Hospital to New York City and pushing for the opening of the New York City VA to non-veterans during the COVID crisis. He is a frequent contributor to all major networks and his comments have been featured in prominent national and international publications.

Prior to his election to Congress, Rose deployed to Afghanistan as a Stryker platoon leader. After leaving full-time military service, Rose served as Director of Public Engagement for Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson. Rose led an initiative known as "Begin Again," helping thousands of New Yorkers erase outstanding warrants for minor offenses that were concentrated in underserved areas.

Max also served as Chief of Staff at Brightpoint Health, now a member of Sun River Health, one of the largest federally qualified health centers in New York City, serving at the time over 100,000 patients specifically providing medical services to the poor and homeless.

Max Rose serves as the Senior Advisor on COVID to the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, responsible for coordinating the Pentagon’s internal COVID response as well as its support to the national and global effort.

He graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in history and earned a Master of Social Science from the London School of Economics. His decorations include the Ranger tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart