SSG Alesha Rose is a 42A (Human Resources) in the 345th Combat Support Hospital with nine years in. This is her second re-enlistment.
Originally from Alaska, she moved to Florida when her husband, then active duty with the Navy was stationed there working Aviation Electronics. He has since retired and taken an IT position at a military hospital.
SSG Rose lists good support at home, at work and at the unit as a primary motivator for Staying Army Reserve. “I work for Canon and they are very understanding of their employees in the Reserves. While deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008, the 345th maintained a strong family support structure and solid leadership. Plus, my husband is supportive and does a great job with the kids while I’m gone.”
Education was another factor. SSG Rose earned her Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management, paid for by GI Bill and Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) benefits. Canon also reimburses education fees.
As far as the day-to-day work in her Army career she says, “I love it. I like office work, but on the Reserve side I don’t have to do the office side of the job every day. By serving in a medical unit I can do a variety of things, like being on the litter team.”
For fun, SSG Rose is a fitness enthusiast and coach for Beach Body.