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Lisa Hunter became the Chief of Public Affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, in January 2017. As the Public Affairs Chief, Hunter is responsible for leading the district’s strategic communications efforts including command and public information, media relations and community relations.

Prior to her current assignment, Hunter served as the External Affairs Director for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

Hunter served 28 years as a U.S. Army Public Affairs Specialist. Her assignments included 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany, where she served as the Public Affairs NCOIC; the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the NCO Journal and Public Affairs Officer for the academy; and U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, where she served as the command’s Public Affairs Sergeant Major. She retired from active duty in March 2013.

Hunter is a native of Portsmouth, Va. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism. She holds a master’s degree from Park University in Public Affairs with an emphasis in Disaster and Emergency Management. She also has a graduate certificate from the University of Maryland in Public Affairs/Crisis Communications.

Hunter’s other formal education includes the Department of Defense Public Affairs Officer Course at the Defense Information School, the U. S. Army Advanced Photojournalism Course at the University of South Carolina and the Department of Defense Short Course in Communications at the University of Oklahoma.

Hunter is the recipient of several U.S. Army command, Department of the Army and Department of Defense journalism awards, as well as the Echoes of Excellence Journalism Award from the Hampton Roads (Va.) Black Media Professionals.

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