LTC Hillary Luton

LTC Hillary Luton

Dates of Service: Dec 1982 - Jan 2015
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  • 2LT Dec 87
  • 1LT Dec 90
  • CPT Dec 95
  • MAJ Jun 02
  • LTC Feb 09
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Dec 1987

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Over 27 years of experience in Public Affairs for the Army Reserve, including serving as a spokesperson for various levels of command during deployments and in an active duty status. Strong editing and writing skills and currently published. Currently provide public speaking, writing, editing, organizational, marketing, leadership, and public relations skills to volunteer and civilian positions.

Military Experiences

Jan 2015 - Present
Union UMC - Chair-PPRC, Worship Committee, Past Lay Leader. Served in volunteer capacity for: ACCWC - President, Secretary, Chair-Public Relations and Social Media; Chair-Arts Festival; Served AUSA Braxton Bragg Chapter - Secretary
Jul 2013 - Nov 2014
Chief, Executive Communication
Supervised a two-person team, developing executive level messaging, talking points, speeches and media opportunities for Army Reserve Senior Leadership, including the Chief, Army Reserve. * Coordinate events to ensure media engagements are thoroughly researched and materials developed to brief and prepare leaders for interviews, speaking engagements and presentations * Review and edit all speeches, press releases, talking points and information papers prior to publication, or use by leaders * Introduced $400,000 OCAR facility branding project, to include design, promotion and distribution of materials to 1,000 Army Reserve Centers around the world * Promote the mission of Soldiers in the Army to the public, to include Wounded Warriors.
Jun 2009 - May 2013
Chief, Plans & Operations, Public Affairs
* Supervised a team of three personnel and provided mentorship and oversight to 20 Public Affairs commanders at four Army posts across the United States. * Determined resource requirements for Active Duty and Army Reserve units within the required area of responsibility on national and international levels. * Coordinated public affairs unit support during disaster relief missions & served as the primary public affairs advisor for the Defense Support to Civil Authority Catastrophe Team during hurricanes, earthquakes and tornado response missions. * Served as Project Manager of $50,000 decorating project for a new multi-billion dollar building. * Managed the Combined Federal Campaign and exceeding goals.
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Executive Officer for Chief of Staff
Served as the principle advisor and administrator to the Chief of Staff of the Army Reserve * Coordinated and disseminated plans, policies, procedures and instructions issued by the Chief of Staff to the 20 staff directors * Reviewed and prioritized official correspondence and staff * Maintained an accurate daily schedule and coordinated all official travel arrangements * Promoted to lieutenant colonel, received Meritorious Service Medal and awarded Army Achievement Medal for unlimited support during Army Reserve Commander’s Conference


(1 year, 10 months)
May 2003 - Nov 2003
Kosovo ribbon
Task Force Public Affairs Officer and MPAD Commander for a team of 14 Soldiers in three locations. Provide guidance to the commanding general on media relations and all Public Affairs activities, write press releases and speeches for commanding general and senior leaders, provide editorial oversight of a bi-weekly magazine, create messaging.
Aug 1996 - Apr 1997
Operation Joint Endeavor
European Stars & Stripes - served as the Assistant Adjutant at ES&S in support of operations in Bosnia and Hungary.
Dec 1990 - May 1991
Southwest asia ribbon
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
OIC for Personnel and Administration, Finance Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Postal Officer and Moral Officer for a Military Police - Prisoner of War Camp (EPW).

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Apr 2019

Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)

Mar 2018

Senior Professional in Human Resources International (SPHRi)

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1984 - 1994

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