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Meet The President

Norman Rosenshein

Norman Rosenshein, PNC President

Norman Rosenshein of Charlottesville, VA was elected President of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History at their annual meeting in Jacksonville, FL on August 13, 2011. He previously served as Vice-Chairman of the Technology Committee and as First Vice President of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. He served in the U.S. Army from December 8, 1964, until December 7, 1966, on active duty, and from then until December 7, 1970, on inactive standby. He was a Specialist 4th Class and the night supervisor for the Quartermaster School Television station at Fort Lee, Virginia, for 21 months.

After leaving the service he joined CBS television as a technician and worked both in New York's Broadcast Center and on the road making many trips overseas for the news division including Nixon's presidential trip to China where a temporary television station was built for the broadcasts. He also covered three political conventions for the news department, the last as a supervisor.

In 1979 he left CBS to join Unitel Video as a manager for system and long-range planning and in 1984 was promoted to Vice President of Engineering. During this time he built a facility to house the new headquarters for Unitel Video, which included three studios and five edit suites; in addition four more studios and three more edit suites were built in New York City and one expandable mobile unit was constructed. In 1993 he started his own business and has done the television wiring design for Rutgers University, Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia, Entertainment Sports Authority in Raleigh, NC and the Alegra Arena in Madrid, Spain, and numerous other arenas and stadiums. In June 2007 he joined The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School as a senior television engineer.

Norman Rosenshein joined the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America in January 1970. Since 1970 he has been an active member of David Blick Post 63 of Elizabeth, NJ, and during that time has held all of the post offices. He has chaired their hospital committee, 40th, 45th and 50th Anniversary dinner dances and Souvenir Ad Journal. He held the quartermaster's office for over 20 years. During that time he also was Grand Marshal of the Elizabeth Veterans Day Parade. In 1992 he was Third District Vice Commander. In 1993 he was elected Junior Vice Commander and then Senior Vice Commander in 1994 and became Department Commander in 1995. Following his term as Department Commander he took over as the Department Quartermaster for six years. He received the Murray Rosen Award for outstanding service on behalf of Veterans, Jews and his community at the annual convention in August 2000. From 2000 till 2006 he served as the National Budget Chairman. In 2006 he was elected National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA. From 2007 till the present he returns as the National Budget Chairman and oversees both the budget and the Technology Committee.

In addition to the Jewish War Veterans he had been active in his congregation in New Jersey, having been a Vice President. He is also a member of the American Legion Post #74 of Charlottesville and VVA Chapter 779. He was appointed to the New Jersey Healthcare System Veterans Stakeholder Advisory Group in 1995 and served on several of their committees until he moved to Virginia in 2007.

He was born in Monticello, NY, and raised in Woodbourne, NY, attending local public schools and Orange County Community College. After college he worked for a local television and appliance repair shop before joining the army.

He is married to Freda Rosenshein (nee Plotkin), who was the Jewish War Veterans' Ladies Auxiliary Department of New Jersey President in 1990-91 and again in 1994-95, and they have two daughters Esther, 42, and Belle, 36, both of whom are JWVA Members and Past Presidents of their Auxiliary.

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