Luncheon – February 8, 2024

There will be a Houston Military Afffairs Committee (HMAC) luncheon on Thursday, February 8, 2024. 

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Time: Check in at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel.

We will have an HMAC Ball Meeting right after our luncheon.

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GUESS SPEAKER for February 8, 2024, will be Chief Warrant Officer-4 (CWO) Rosa Osborn.

Chief Warrant Officer-4 (CWO) Rosa Osborn

Chief Warrant Officer-4 (CWO) Rosa Osborn graduated from Channelview High School in 1990.  After graduating from High School she enlisted in the Marine Corps on 18 June 1990.   Throughout her 27 year career he would remain in the legal community serving as a legal administrative officer  (LAO), law office manager, and was stationed around the world to include different bases in the United States, Japan, Iraq, Afghanistan.

Some significant achievements during her career were as follows:

Jan 2005 – Oct 2005, then a CWO2, she deployed to Camp Taqaddum, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  During this deployment she served as the Legal Administration Officer and Detention Operations Officer.  She oversaw Detention Operations training for the Army and Marine personnel to prevent unlawful detention or maltreatment  She was also in charged with running of the Camp Taqaddum detention facility and inspecting detainee facilities in and around Bagdad, Iraq.  This was the first time a warrant officer held this billet. 

In Aug 2008, she was selected to the College Degree Completion Program. In Dec 2010, she graduated from Campbell University earning a bachelor’s degree with honors Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration.

Jan 2011 – Jan 2012, she deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan with II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward (Fwd) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In Feb 2011 CWO-4 Osborn was promoted to her present grade. 

In May 2012, CWO4 Osborn led the Legal Services Support Section (LSSS), Camp Lejeune, through the most comprehensive reorganization of the legal services in 30 years, that moved the LSSS from 2nd Marine Logistics Group  (MLG) to Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST).   From 2012-2015, CWO4 Osborn served as the Regional LAO, LSSS East. 

In Dec 2015, Rosa was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Eighteen months later and 6 surgeries, she was cancer free. 

Currently, Rosa leads A Women Marine Uniform Collection, Our History, Our Service that provides community service and ensures preservation of women Marine history, history of women Marine uniforms, and the legacy of women who wore those uniforms.

CWO4 Osborn’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5th award), Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3rd award), Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award) and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan.