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Brigadier General Michael S. Rose

Chief of Staff, South Carolina Air National Guard

Brig. Gen. Michael S. Rose is the Chief of Staff – Air, South Carolina National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina. He is responsible for the mission readiness, operations, and coordination of more than 1,400 Airmen and $103 million operating budget in supporting both the state and federal mission.

Brig. Gen. Rose received his commission from Texas A&M University in 1993. He is a command pilot with more than 3,250 flying hours logged during assignments with Air Education and Training Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Combat Command and the South Carolina Air National Guard. He has flown 120 combat missions in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Brig. Gen. Rose has served as an instructor/evaluator pilot in the F-16 Fighting Falcon and T-38 Talon aircraft, as well as an instructor weapons director aboard the E-3 Sentry aircraft. Prior to his current assignment, he has served as director of operations, A-3/5/7, South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire JNGB. He directed SCANG domestic operations and directly integrated with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to develop plans and processes in support of the state’s natural disaster response plan.

1993 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station
2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 Forward Air Controller-Airborne, Luke AFB, Ariz.
2005 Master of Arts in Military Studies, American Military University, Va., by correspondence
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 NATO Nuclear Operations Course, Oberammergau, Germany
2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

1. April 1994-October 1994, Student, Undergraduate Weapons Controller Training, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
2. October 1994-December 1997, Airborne Warning and Control System Instructor Weapons Director, 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
3. December 1997-February 1999, Student Pilot, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas
4. February 1999-October 2002, T-38 Instructor Pilot/Flight Commander, 90th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
5. October 2002-August 2003, Student, F-16 Initial Qualification Training, 62nd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
6. August 2003-March 2005, Assistant Operations Officer, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
7. March 2005-May 2007, Assistant Operations Officer, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
8. May 2007-May 2008, Chief of Wing Plans, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy
9. May 2008-May 2009, Assistant Operations Officer, 63rd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
10. May 2009-August 2010, Operations Officer, 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
11. August 2010-May 2011, Deputy Commander, 56th Operations Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. May 2011-May 2014, Commander, 20th Operations Group Detachment 1, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.
13. August 2014-April 2017, Operations Officer, 157th Fighter Squadron, McEntire JNGB, S.C.
14. May 2017-April 2018, Deputy Commander, 169th Operations Group, McEntire JNGB, S.C.
15. April 2018-October 2019, Commander, 169th Operations Group, McEntire JNGB, S.C.
16. October 2019–May2023, Director A3/5/7, South Carolina Air National Guard, McEntire JNGB, S.C.
17. May 2023-present, Chief of Staff – Air, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbia, S.C.

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,250 including more than 490 combat hours
Aircraft flown: F-16, AT-38, T-38, T-37, and E-3 (mission crew)

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant: Dec. 19, 1993
First Lieutenant: Dec. 19, 1995
Captain: Dec. 19, 1997
Major: March 1, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel: Feb. 1, 2009
Colonel: April 1, 2018
Brigadier General: May 6, 2023

(Current as of August 2023)