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An Airman's Story: Brigadier General Rosanne "Ro" Bailey


Brigadier General Rosanne "Ro" Bailey was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 10, 1950. She graduated from St. Edmund's School and attended high school at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Brigadier General Rosanne "Ro" Bailey went to Purdue University and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in economics.

She enlisted in the US Air Force in 1977. She immediately went to Officer's Training School before taking command posts in Germany and obtaining a Master's in Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1984. 

Brigadier General Ro Bailey returned to Germany before moving to Cheyenne Mountain and Eielson. She was instrumental in the development of tactical warning systems for homeland security.

She retired from the US Air Force in 2006, remaining in Fairbanks, Alaska, and continued her work on unmanned aircraft detection with the University of Alaska.

Brigadier General Rosanne Bailey died on November 1, 2016, and rests at Arlington.


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