NAVFAC Marianas manager retires after 33 years of service

NAVFAC Marianas manager retires after 33 years of service

by: Carlo Unpingco, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas Environmental Department
Environmental Department
published: January 26, 2013
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Employee Milestone: U.S. Naval Base Guam Public Works Officer Cmdr. Mike Thornton, right, presents Ronald Rossetti with a certificate of appreciation during his retirement luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon Jan. 18. Rossetti retired from the federal government with 33 years of civilian service. Photo courtesy of Richard Gray

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas employees gathered to celebrate the retirement of Ronald Rossetti during a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Guam Jan. 18, and to honor his 33 years of civlian service.

Rossetti began his career at the Naval Avionics Center Indianapolis in 1980 as an engineer. During his career he crossed four branches of the military, working for all services with the exception of the Coast Guard.

In 2004 he became the installation environmental director at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan and re-organized a non-functional, under-resourced environmental organization into an award winning, efficient, robust and effective organization.

Following his tour in Japan, Rossetti reported to Guam in 2009 as a supervisory environmental protection specialist bringing with him the required knowledge and leadership to organize NBG’s environmental department.

Throughout his tenure on the base he garnered numerous awards for his department including the Chief of Naval Operations Team Award – Natural Resources Management for fiscal year 2011 , the Chief of Naval Operations Award – Cultural Resources Management for fiscal years 2010 and 2011, and the  NAVFAC Marianas Group Safety Award for fiscal year 2012.