Molly Burns

Luverne graduate retires from Army

Major Molly (Burns) Rosado has retired from a 19-year career with the United States Army. The 1997 Luverne High School graduate was honored in a Jan. 8 retirement ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee.

She enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1997 and deployed three times to Kuwait, serving primarily in operations and human resources. By the time she deactivated her battalion in 2014, Rosado had become executive officer for the training support battalion, Soldiers Support Institute.

In addition to her military education, Rosado has a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Her awards and decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals and various unit and service medals and ribbons.

Rosado is the daughter of former Luverne residents Tim and Julie Burns, Sioux Falls. She and her husband, Francisco Rosado Figueroa, live in Comerio, Puerto Rico, with their 2½-year-old daughter, Katherine.

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