Major Ed Rouse

Ed began his military career in 1972, following his graduation from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. His military education includes:

Command & General Staff College
Psychological Operations Officers Course
Civil Affairs Officers Course
Tactical Intelligence Officers Course
Military Intelligence Officers Advance Course
Military Personnel Officers Course
Counter/Human Intelligence Officers Course

Among his assignments during his 20 year military career were multiple tours with the 4th Psychological Operations Group, (Airborne). These assignments included, Psychological Operations Officer, Assistant S1 and later S1 (Adjutant), 1st Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), Assistant S3 and later S3 (Plans and Operations) for the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), Chief, Plans, Programs and Force Development (PPFD) Officer and later S1/Adjutant for the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) during Operation Desert Storm.

Ed also served a tour as a Special Forces Project Officer with the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School where he was part of a team that developed course material for use in the Special Forces Qualifications Course. Additional stateside assignments were with XVIII Airborne Corps, the 24th Infantry Division, and Army Material Command.

Ed's overseas assignments include assignments as the dual hatted S2 (Security and Intelligence) and S5 (Civil Affairs Liaison Officer) for the 2d Brigade, 2D Infantry Division, in Korea and Chief, Personnel Services Division, for the US Military Activities, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Army Commendation Medal (4 awards) National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards), Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia).


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1st SOCOM and Civil Affairs Psychological Operations Command

USA JFK Special Warfare Center, 24th Mech Inf. and XVII Abn Corps

AMC, 2nd Infantry Div and 21st Support Command