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Rowena Naile

Rowena Naile (née Griffiths): Dietician to Lieutenant Colonel leading troops in Afghanistan (awarded MBE), global deployments, now charity/sports.

A St George's Class of 1981 graduate, Rowena Naile (née Griffiths) trained as a dietician before joining the Woman's Royal Army Corps. She served in units like The King's Own Scottish Borderers, attending Sandhurst in 1986.

Her first posting in Berlin involved commanding the military train and formally meeting Russian forces. Rowena went on to serve in Nepal, Bosnia, Norway, Afghanistan and Germany over her distinguished career.

Her leadership during the 2011-2012 deployment of 20 Armoured Brigade in Afghanistan earned Rowena an MBE. Since retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, she has embraced charity work, volunteering and sports.

Rowena's military service exemplifies the perseverance fostered at St George's. Her varied postings showcase an exceptional career path.

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