Rep. Max Rose to deploy with NY National Guard Wednesday

David Caplan
March 31, 2020 - 1:33 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Congressman Max Rose, who represents Staten Island and south Brooklyn, will deploy with the New York National Guard on Wednesday, he announced on Tuesday. 

The Democratic lawmaker is a captain in the Army National Guard and will deploy as an operations officer at facilities on Staten Island.

"Like many Guardsmen and women across the country, I am leaving my day job to serve our nation," said Rose, who served as an active-duty Army officer in Afghanistan from 2012-2013. "Unlike them, I will be able to return to it in order to vote if needed."

“Over the past month I have seen acts of incredible bravery and sacrifice by our first responders, nurses, doctors, and essential workers who never thought they’d be on the frontlines of a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. My activation and deployment is nothing compared to what our city, state, and country has asked of all them. And it's certainly nothing compared to the other men and women serving in uniform both here at home and overseas. I am just trying to do my duty and my small part."

Rose said his office would continue to conduct normal constituent services while he is deployed.