Principal Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
STEPHANIE L. HOEHNE
Ms. Stephanie Hoehne serves as the Principal Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs. In this capacity, she is a member of the Army Headquarters Staff.
Ms. Hoehne joined the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs from her position as a strategic planner within L3 Communications, where her work focused on strategic communications for Base Realignment and Closure and Chemical Weapons Demilitarization.
Prior to her work with L3, Ms. Hoehne served as an Army officer from 1976-2003. Initially assigned as a Military Police Officer, Ms. Hoehne served as a platoon leader, company commander and battalion executive officer before following the Public Affairs career field track exclusively. She taught Journalism at the Defense Information School and worked Media relations within the Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs before assignment to NATO as the Chief of Media for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), and, upon promotion to colonel, assignment as the Special Advisor for Public Information to the SACEUR. In this assignment, Ms. Hoehne supported then-SACEUR GEN Wesley Clark during NATO operations in the Balkans, including the NATO air campaign in Kosovo.
Ms. Hoehne then returned to the National Capital Region to direct public affairs for the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, in 2000, and was the assigned as Deputy Chief for Army Public Affairs. Ms. Hoehne then retired after 26 years of service.
Ms. Hoehne is a 1976 graduate of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. She received a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, in 1984 and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Texas, Austin, TX in 1986.
Ms. Hoehne's awards include the Defense Superior Service award, the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (3) and NATO medals for Bosnia and Kosovo.