Meet the Past Grand Marshals of Topeka Veterans Parade & Salute Our Heroes Festival
Topeka Veterans Parade Grand Marshal 2014
Brigadier General Deborah S. Rose, USAF, Retired will join us this Saturday November 5, 2016 at the Salute our Heroes Festival of Topeka & Topeka Veterans Parade 2016!
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.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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