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Captain Rose Forrest began her military career in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1999, as a Private First Class serving as a legal specialist for the 728th Main Support Battalion. She was later commissioned as a quartermaster officer and served for one year as a platoon leader in a general supply platoon for the 728th MSB. Following this assignment, Rose served as a platoon leader in a Class 3/5 platoon for three years in the 628th Division Aviation Support Battalion at Ft. Indian Gap, Pennsylvania.
In 2004, she was mobilized with the 228th Forward Support Battalion at Camp Shelby, Mississippi as the personnel officer. She then transferred to the 2nd Brigade, 28th Infantry Division to serve as the Mortuary Affairs Officer and manage the Brigade Lioness program for a twelve month deployment to Ramadi, Iraq. Upon returning from the deployment, Rose transferred to the Maryland Army National Guard and served as the Materials Management Officer with the 1297th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. In November 2007, she assumed command of the Headquarters Company, 1297th CSSB.
Rose was a Legislative Director for Senator Rob Garagiola, Chairman of the Maryland General Assembly Veteran’s Caucus, from 2003-2005, and a pre-school teacher from 2001 to 2003. She is also admitted to the Maryland Bar.
Rose was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2001 with a BA in Journalism. She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2006 with a Jurist Doctorate.
Captain Forrest resides in Pasadena, Maryland, and is married to Stephen T. Podwojski. They have one son, Andrew Forrest Podwojski.