Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: AMT3 Nick Rosner, Air Station Detroit, Mich.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Rosner is stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Michigan. He was raised in Traverse City, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007, and was first assigned to Coast Guard Station Chicago prior to attending Aviation Maintenance Technician Class “A “ School in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Petty Officer 2rd Class Nick Rosner performs maintnenance on a helicopter engine.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lieutenant Walter Fredenhagen

Petty Officer 2rd Class Nick Rosner performs maintnenance on a helicopter engine.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lieutenant Walter Fredenhagen

Rosner is a high performer and a vital member of Air Station Detroit where his dedication and work ethic are apparent in every project he’s assigned. He is a gifted mechanic, an avid volunteer, and a subject matter expert in painting and aircraft composite work.Rosner is a member of the unit’s 11-person night shift, a team that is the backbone of Air Station Detroit’s maintenance program. Whether it is performing intricate composite repairs or replacing an aircraft engine, he always meets production timelines and delivers the highest quality of work. His maintenance prowess helped ease the unit through a tumultuous period of unscheduled aircraft maintenance, where his shift faced ten engine changes and two main gearbox repairs in only three months.

Rosner is a proven performer for the Coast Guard’s 7th and 9th Districts. He served with distinction on a 30-day helicopter deployment in the Caribbean area of operations, where his crew flew 80 hours and interdicted four migrant vessels. Setting the bar high – his crew was credited as the most readily available aviation asset during their time in theater.

Petty Officer Nick Rosner prepares a helicopter hoist boom for painting at Air Station Detroit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lieutenant Walter Fredenhagen.

Petty Officer Nick Rosner prepares a helicopter hoist boom for painting at Air Station Detroit.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lieutenant Walter Fredenhagen.

Although he is a junior petty officer, Rosner is the known subject matter expert on composite maintenance and aircraft painting. Whether it is delicate aircraft skin repairs or larger structural repairs, typically done at depot-level facilities, Rosner is the unit’s go-to technician. Additionally, he played a critical role in the installation of a new composite and paint facility at Air Station Detroit – now one of the best MH-65 paint facilities fleet-wide.Rosner is always ready to support his shipmates and the community alike. He was part of a hugely successful public affairs outreach event at the Dayton Air Show performing airborne SAR demonstrations and assisting with a static display for thousands of community members. He regularly volunteers for short notice duty requirements despite his commitments to the night shift and is always ready to tackle even the greatest challenges. Outside of the aircraft, he has rendered military funeral honors for multiple Coast Guardsmen at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, showing his appreciation for those that have served before him.

“Rosner acts with integrity, fairness, and honesty in an ethical manner at all times,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Petrat, Rosner’s supervisor. “There is no question that Petty Officer Rosner is an outstanding Coast Guardsman and upholds the organization’s core values of the of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to duty.

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