Colonel Philip S. Rosso '09 retired after a 30-year career in the United States Army at a ceremony in Fort Wadsworth, New York on July 9, hosted by the 353rd Civil Affairs Command.
Rosso commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1986 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. His diverse career includes an active duty tour as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and a ranger instructor at Camp Frank D. Merrill. He also held positions in the Army Reserve's U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command.
Rosso culminated his career as the commander of the 1st Civil Affairs and Psychological Training Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During his extensive career, Rosso participated in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Enduring Freedom.
Rosso is a current resident of Dahlonega, Georgia along with his wife Terry, and his sons Kyle, Isaac and Noah. Since becoming a faculty member at UNG in fall 2004, he continues to serve as an assistant professor of military science.