Rosa Kline

Harlingen, TX

-An Air Force Veteran served active duty from 2001-2011 and 2011-2013 reserve time.
Some of the positions held in service include Line Cook and Food Preparation, Flight Line Cook
for military aircraft, Search and Rescue member, Hotel Front Desk Reservations for Aircrew and
Hotel Management, Fitness Specialist, and Storeroom Manager. Other positions held as a volunteer
while in the service include Member at Large with the Board Committee of The Rising Six for
Baghdad International Airport, member of the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, member
of the Baghdad International Airport Base Honor Guard, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, American
Cancer Society at the UMC Hospital in Las Vegas, Wish Grantor & Spanish Interviewer for the
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada. Her assignments include Scott AFB, Ramstein
AB, and Nellis AFB and 3 tours of duty to Kuwait at Ali Al Salem AB, Baghdad at the Victory
Base Complex (Camp Sather & Camp Nama), and Qatar at Al Udeid AB. Her education and
training while in service is USAF/USN Consolidated Food Service, Sous-Chef Certification,
USAFE Advanced Culinary Course, Customer College Course, Lodging Management System
Software Certification, Fitness Specialist Course & Unit Physical Training Leader, and Airman
Leadership School. Mrs. Kline's military awards and decorations consist of the Air Force
Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Good
Conduct Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 1 Service Star, Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long, Air
Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/ Gold Border w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Longevity
Service w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air
Force LeMay Superior Performance Award, and Air Force Hennessy Professional Performer
Rosa earned her Bachelor of General Studies in Educational Foundations from the
University of South Florida and a Master of Science in Social Work in Administration and
Community Practice from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is pursuing a Doctor of
Human Service in Leadership and Organizational Management and is 28 credits away from
completion from Capella University. She has over 1,600 pre-professional hours in classroom
experience through the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program and over 400 pre-
professional hours in Social Work in Administration and Community through her work with The
Good Neighbor Settlement House as a Quality and Project Manager for Casa Llena and the
International Asylee Crisis, Cameron County Mental Task Force, and with Come Dream Come
Build organization with her collaborating with several critical stakeholders for the first Permanent
Supportive Housing south of San Antonio, Texas. As a student, Rosa continued with her volunteer
work at the Veterans James Haley Hospital in the ER area, Veterans Harlingen Outpatient Clinic,
Court Appointed Special Advocates, RGV Fishing and Waterways Cleanups, The Big Give, and
Valley Baptist Medical Center. Her membership positions include Member of Tau Sigma National
Honor Society, Member of The National Honor Society, Secretary Officer Member of The Phi
Alpha Mu Social Work Honor Society, Event Coordinator Member Officer of the Graduate
Association Of Student Social Workers, and Member of The National Association of Social
Workers. Her academic achievements include her Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Community
Health Promotion in Social Work, Veteran Scholar Award, and UTRGV Graduate Association of
Student Social Workers Student of The Year Award.
Mrs. Kline is the spouse of an active-duty service member still serving in the United States
Army for 22 years. She only has one teenage daughter but has another teenager who lives in
Germany that she considers family because of the bond they developed when she was a foreign
exchange parent. She has two wonderful stepdaughters on her partner's side who only visit once
yearly because the girls have busy schedules and reside in Germany. Rosa loves animals and fosters
when possible, currently saving 12 in total. She did keep 5 of those fur babies, and they keep her
busy as two of them have debilitated conditions.