#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran David Wayne Rose


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran David Wayne Rose.

David enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1990. He served as a combat medic for four years before he was commissioned as an officer in 1995.

He has worked as an occupational therapist in numerous capacities since then, with the 810th Field Hospital, 94th General Hospital, and 4204 US Army Hospital.

David deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 with the 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion; he served as the Executive Officer/Provisional Battalion Commander. He also served through three other periods of active duty service between 2003-2013. He was recently promoted to Colonel.

David works as an occupational therapist and clinical student coordinator in the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

Thank you for your service, David!

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Meagan Heup

Meagan began working for VA in the Office of Public Affairs in 2010. Since then, she has worked as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of Media Relations.