Army Reserve Lt. Col. Patrick D. Hanks has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution.

The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide.

Hanks is a mid-Atlantic regional defense counsel assigned to the Army Judge Advocate Corps at Fort Gordon, Ga. The lieutenant colonel has served in the military for 20 years.

He is the son of Dorothy and Roy Hanks of Pendleton, and father of Qwamel and Kiara Armon of North Augusta.

Hanks graduated in 2012 from U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa., and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1986 from University of South Carolina. He earned a Juris Doctor in 1989 from University of South Carolina.

Hanks graduates U.S. Army War College