Jolanda Rose was born in Detroit, MI and graduated from High School in 1982 prior to enrolling and attending the local community college. In 1984, she joined the United States Army and completed basic and advance initial training at Ft Jackson, SC. Serving 21 years active duty, her assignments included: Fort Jackson, S.C., Ludwigsburg, Germany, Fort Stewart, GA, Fort Shafter, HI, Ft Sill, OK, Camp Stanley (Uijeongbu), Korea, and Carlisle Barracks, PA. Special duties assignments were the Better Opportunity for Single Soldier Program for the Pacific Islands, Drill Instructor at Ft Jackson, SC, Equal Opportunity Advisor for the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, and Deployment to Honduras in 2000 for victims of Hurricane Mitch and Tropical Depression Keith.
Since separating from the U.S. Army, she earned an Associates in Science from University of Phoenix. Currently employed with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Her commitment to service continued with deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING Freedom; Puerto Rio in support of Task Force Power restoration after hurricanes IRMA and Maria and Phoenix, AZ borderline construction.
She is a Founder of Impact100 Global Veterans, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, active International Free and Accept Modern Mason and Order of Eastern Star, active member of Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority, Incorporated.
Jolanda currently resides in Roseville, MI and enjoys traveling, volunteering, outside gardening and crafting.