Hogan is the Kentucky National Guard's newest flag officer

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Story and photo by: Staff Sgt. Michael Oliver, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Kentucky Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini and Mr. Paul Hogan place brigadier general shoulder boards of newly promoted Brig. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan at a promotion ceremony on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort Ky., March 12. Mr. Paul Hogan is Hogan's father.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Colonel Stephen R. Hogan was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., March 12.

The promotion to general is an extremely competitive process with less than one percent of career officers ever advancing beyond the rank of colonel.

“Twenty-seven years ago I never envisioned how my career would progress to become a general today,” said Hogan.

Brig. Gen. Hogan was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Morehead State University on May 11, 1985.  Significant active duty assignments include tours with 101st Airborne Division, 6th Infantry Division, Pentagon and a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq.

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Wilson (right) congratulates newly promoted Brig. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan (left) at a promotion ceremony on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort Ky., March 12. Wilson served as Hogan's state counter drug command sergeant major.

Hogan has been an active duty Kentucky Guardsman since 1993, assigned to the state counter drug program.  For the last six years, Hogan has been the unit’s commanding officer.

“Brig. Gen. Hogan is one of the smartest men I’ve ever worked with,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Wilson, who served as Hogan’s state counter drug command sergeant major. “He is a great asset to the Kentucky National Guard.”

Hogan will serve as the Assistant Adjutant General providing oversight to the Kentucky Guard during federal and state missions.

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