Brigadier General Deborah S. Rose

Brigadier General Deborah S. Rose was the Director, Joint Staff, Kansas Joint Force Headquarters.

General Rose entered military service with a direct commission into the Nurse Corps in March 1983, where she remained until 1994 when the wing leadership requested she leave the Nurse Corps to take on a crucial leadership role. She was moved to a line officer position where she became the 190th Service Flight Commander, transforming the organization to one of the finest in the Air National Guard. She has served in assignments with progressively more responsibility in the 190th Air Refueling Wing, first at a squadron level, then at a group level, and finally at the wing level. During Desert Shield, she deployed to Saudi Arabia where she served as a nurse. Pre-Operation Iraqi Freedom, she deployed to Turkey as the leader of an aerial refueling base bed-down team. She became the highest-ranking female in the Kansas National Guard when she was promoted to the rank of colonel in 2002, and upon her promotion to brigadier general in 2007 was also the first female to achieve that rank in the Kansas National Guard.

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