Brig. Gen. Amy Hannah, chief of SHAPE Public Affairs, accepts the rank of brigadier general during her promotion ceremony on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Hannah has served in the military for 27 years and is a native of Findlay. (NATO photo by Tech. Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez, USAF)

MONS, Belgium A Findlay native was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Public Affairs Branch last week, during a ceremony in Belgium.

Col. Amy Hannah, public affairs officer for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony on Wednesday in Quevy, Belgium. SHAPE is part of NATO.

Hannah has served with the U.S. Army for 27 years. She graduated from Ohio State University and commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1991. Among Hannah’s previous posts were as Deputy Chief of Public Affairs for the Army, the public affairs officer for United States Forces Korea and public affairs officer for the 82nd Airborne Division.
Hannah’s next assignment will be as the director of the U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group.

According to a press release, the ceremony was carried out in accordance with Army tradition, with Hannah receiving some of the items incumbent with her new rank including her one-star flag and her general officer’s cap.

“I know this promotion comes with great responsibility and I thank the Army for giving me this opportunity,” Hannah said. “I am here today as a testament to those who taught me, who shaped me, who tested me and who made me stronger.”