Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2007

Senate confirms first woman general

March 22, 2007


The Kansas Senate has confirmed Col. Deborah Rose as brigadier general in the Kansas Air National Guard.

Rose, of Overbrook, is the first woman to become a general in the Kansas National Guard, officials said.

"Col. Rose's professionalism and commitment to duty are models for all Kansas Guardsmen," said Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the adjutant general.

Rose will be promoted in April to director of the Joint Forces Headquarters Kansas, Kansas National Guard. She serves as vice commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field in Topeka.

"I am greatly honored to have this opportunity and I look forward to working closely with Gen. Bunting and the Joint Forces Headquarters staff," Rose said.

Rose also made history in April 2002 when she was the first woman to be promoted to the rank of colonel in the Kansas National Guard.


thunderbrick 10 years, 8 months ago

Hmmmm. Isn't she the wife of Col Joe Rose who was involved in a scandal a few years ago for wrongfully promoting himself and his cronies at the Kansas National Guard HQ? The embarassment caused The Adjutant General at the time to resign. I wonder how many of her promotions were handed to her by her husband? Keep on smilin', Deb.

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