|photo courtsey of the Daily Mail|
General Sir Michael Rose KCB CBE DSO QGM assumed command of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia in 1994. A year later he became Adjutant General and a member of the Army Board.
Commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1964, he subsequently entered the Special Air Service Regiment and served with the SAS in Malaya and Oman, commanding the 22nd SAS Regiment from 1979 to 1982. During this time the regiment was involved in the London Iranian Embassy siege and the Falklands War.
Following a tour in Northern Ireland as Commander 39th Infantry Brigade, he spent a year at the Royal College of Defence Studies before commanding the School of Infantry. He then took over as Director Special Forces with operational responsibility for both the SAS and the Royal Marines’ SBS, before becoming GOC North-East District and Commander 2nd Infantry Division. From September 1991 to April 1993, he was Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley, before going on to command the UK Field Army and to become Inspector of the Territorial Army.
As well as writing articles for military and academic publications, General Rose has also been commissioned to write for a large number of UK national newspapers including The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail and, recently in the US, The New York Times. His television appearances include PANORAMA, BREAKFAST WITH FROST and HARDTALK.