Chief of Public Affairs
Brigadier General Amy E. Hannah
Brig. Gen. Amy Hannah assumed duties as the chief of public affairs on April 13, 2019. In this position, she is responsible for all communication activities involving the United States Army, including the professional development of military and civilian public affairs personnel. She is charged with the formulation of communication and public affairs strategies, plans and policies, and serves as the senior advisor to the secretary of the Army; chief of staff of the Army and other senior Department of the Army leaders on communication matters relating to the Army.
Hannah is a native of Findlay, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1991 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Hannah most recently served as the director, Army Marketing and Research Task Force, U.S. Army, Washington D.C. Prior to this recent assignment, she served as the public affairs officer, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium. Her other key assignments include deputy chief of public affairs, U.S. Army, at the Pentagon; public affairs officer, United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / U.S. Forces Korea; deputy chief of Media Relations Division, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Pentagon; and chief of strategic communications, Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison, Pentagon.
Hannah has served at multiple staff levels as a public affairs officer to include the 82nd Airborne Division PAO, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; V Corps PAO, Heidelberg, Germany; PAO to the secretary of the Army, Pentagon; and media operations director, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. Her operational deployments include Operation Sea Signal, JTF-160, (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba); Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan); Joint Task Force Katrina (New Orleans, Louisiana); and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Baghdad).
Hannah holds a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences from Ohio State University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. She earned a master's degree in communications and national resource strategy from American University and the National Defense University's Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.