Commanding Officer of the River Flotilla
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Rear Admiral Lower Half Cornel ROGOZAN was born in Păuneşti - Vrancea, on September 30, 1964. He graduated from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” military Navy high school from Constanta in 1983 and then admitted to the Faculty of Navigation of “Mircea cel Batran” Naval Institute, military specialization. After graduation in 1987, he was assigned as a commanding officer of the Combat Service Communications and Radio aboard 201 Torpedo River Boat within 93 Squadron Torpedo Boats/ River Boats Brigade in Mangalia Garrison.
From 1998 to 1993, he was posted to 174 Squadron Roadstead Minesweeper and 50 Squadron Submarine Hunter and Roadstead Minesweepers/ Maritime-River Brigade in a sequence of positions such as Combat Service I-III commanding officer, Executive Officer on Road Minesweeper, Executive Officer on Antisubmarine in Sulina and Tulcea.
From 1993 to 2001 he was successively assigned as an executive officer, captain of the ship, staff officer of the unit within 73 Squadron Minesweeper Boats-Galati/ River Brigade.
From 2001 to 2003, he was officer student of Joint Services Faculty within the Academy of Higher Military Studies in Bucharest (currently the Romanian National Defense University). Upon graduation he was appointed as a chief of Security Structure, and then for one year he was head of Operations Office within “Mihail Kogalniceanu” River Flotilla, Braila.
From 2004 to 2009, he was a specialist officer and, then head of Office in the Operations of the Naval Forces Staff.
From January to July 2010, he was assigned as the chief of staff of 67 Squadron Artillery Carrier Ship, and in June 2010 he was appointed as the commanding officer of 88 River Boats Squadron.
In December 2011 he was assigned as the chief of the River Service. After the reorganization of the River Service and the change of this structure into the River Flotilla, at the beginning of November 2015, captain Cornel Rogozan was assigned as the commanding officer of the River Flotilla Headquarters.
Throughout his career, he has graduated the following career and specialty courses:
- • The radio technical specialist course – 1992;
- • The command combat training course – 2000;
- • The German language course – 2001;
- • The joint services specialty course – 2004;
- • The postgraduate Naval Forces command course, organized by The War College within the National Defense University - 2008
- • The commander communication and public relation strategy course - 2012;
- • The postgraduate course on strategic command - 2015;
On the 15th of August 2016 he was promoted to Rear Admiral Lower Half.
As a sign of appreciation, for his professionalism as well as for the remarkable results that he has got during his career, he has been awarded with the following orders and medals: Knight of "The Maritime Virtue" Order, the General Staff "Emblem of Honor", the Naval Forces "Emblem of Honor", Honorific Insignia "Service in the Armed Forces" for his 20 and 25 years of activity.
He is married to Daniela and he has a son, Alexandru..