Colonel Rose L. Freeman
Colonel Rose L. Freeman enlisted in the Army in March 1993 and received training as a 76J, Medical Supply Specialist at Fort Sam Houston, TX. She commissioned in May 2000 and currently serves as a Medical Operations Officer, 70H, Medical Service Corps. She is a graduate of Campbell University (B.S. Psychology, 2000), Buies Creek, NC. She is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and graduate from Air University, Air War College, Academic Year 2021 with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. COL Freeman deployed to Operation Uphold Democracy during her enlisted tour. Upon commissioning, she served as a Treatment and Evacuation Platoon Leader and Company Executive officer in Charlie Company, 261st Area Support Medical Battalion and as Battalion S-1, HHC, 261st Area Support Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Command. She was next assigned to the 407th Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 82nd Airborne Division as the Combat Health Support Officer where she deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in support of the invasion of Iraq with 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. She next served as the Division Medical Planner, 82nd Airborne Division and participated in Operation All American, Hurricane Katrina. She commanded Charlie Company, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and deployed her company for 15 months to Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. Next, she served as the Medical Planner and Executive Officer for the Directorate Chief of Staff, Surgeon’s office, United States Army Special Operations Command. After two years, she served as Brigade S-3 followed by Brigade Support Operations officer, 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne). She next served as Deputy Surgeon, 3rd Infantry Division and subsequently as United States Forces Afghanistan Deputy Surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom Sentinel. Preceding command, she served as Chief, Current Operations G-33, Health Care Operations, Office of the Surgeon General/Medical Command followed by successfully completing O-5 command of the U.S. Army Medical Health Clinic Grafenwoehr in Germany. She next served as Brigade Executive Officer, 44th Medical Brigade where she deployed to Operation Gotham, New York City, in support of the COVID-19 national pandemic. She last served as the G-3/5/7, Medical Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Colonel Freeman’s awards and decorations are commensurate with an officer of her rank and time in service. Colonel Freeman is married to COL Lee C. Freeman. Together they have five children: Son Brooks Davis Freeman, 21 years old; Daughter Lillian Pearl Freeman, 17 years old; Son Sean Marco Smyth, 17 years old; Daughter Carolina Sol Smyth, 13 years old; and Son James Conrad Smyth, 10 years old.