Protecting and serving, 185th Airman recognized for his kindness by family in need

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  • By Staff Sgt. Danile Ter Haar
  • 185th ARW Public Affairs
A member of the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing is being recognized by a local news outlet for an act of kindness. According to Siouxland News, Master Sgt. Brad Rose, a Deputy Sheriff for Woodbury County, went the extra mile to help someone in need.

Rose was tasked with collecting unpaid bills from a family that was suffering due to medical expenses, but instead of just collecting the money and going, Rose saw an opportunity to offer advice and direct them to different resources where the family could get the help it needed. (Link to the story below)

Rose has been in the service for 18 years and enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school to become a scout sniper. He started working for the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office over 13 years ago. When Rose isn't working as a deputy sheriff for Woodbury County, he works as a Security Forces Flight Chief with the 185th ARW as well as serves in the Air Force Honor Guard. Rose said one of the most satisfying things about being a part of the 185th ARW is to see the impact from serving the community and protecting the country.

Major Brandon East is the Security Forces Squadron Commander for the 185th ARW and has worked with Rose for five years.

"He's my go to guy, he has excellent military bearing, makes sound judgment calls and I can count on his leadership and direction," said East.

East also said that Rose is the Flight Chief for 13 airmen in the security forces squadron and is also an instructor for the close precision engagement course, a course for designated marksmen.

According to Rose's wife, Senior Master Sgt. Valerie Rose, He is a native of the Sioux land area and is always looking for a chance to serve, even participating in the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard where he was given the opportunity to pay his respects for fallen officers in Dallas and Kansas City.

Rose was very thankful for the support shown by the people of Sioux City for law enforcement after the shootings in Dallas and he said they even had people making them cookies and printing pro law enforcement tee shirts.

"Law enforcement is like one big family, we all try to help each other out and the community outpour of support was great," said Rose.

Mrs. Rose said that one of his best qualities was that he had a good heart.

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