Brigadier Rose King enlisted into the New Zealand Army in July 1991, graduating into the Corps of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in June 1992.
Brigadier King has held regimental and command appointments across a range of logistics based roles, culminating as Commanding Officer, 2nd Combat Service Support Battalion in 2012 – 2014.
Key staff appointments include S4 2nd Land Force Group, and Staff Officer Grade One Land Logistics Transformation. Brigadier King has also served as Special Projects Officer Force Generation and Transition for Army General Staff.
Brigadier King has held training appointments within Tactical School and in 2014 she took up the appointment of Director Reserve Forces and Youth Development.
Brigadier King’s recent postings include Director Strategic Commitments, New Zealand Defence Force and Joint Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine for New Zealand.
Brigadier King’s operational service includes Prevlaka with the United Nations Mission of Observers, and Afghanistan as the Chief Operational Planner (CJ35) within Resolute Support Headquarters. In addition to her NZ medallic recognition she has been awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, the US Meritorious Service Medal and the US Army Commendation Medal.
She has a Bachelor of Defence Studies from Massey University, a Masters of Management Defence Studies from the University of Canberra, and a Masters of Arts Strategic Studies from Deakin University.
Brigadier King was promoted to Brigadier in June 2021 and posted into her current role of Deputy Chief of Army in December 2021.