Army Maj. Gen. Hugh Overholt joined the N.C. Board of Transportation in August
2009. He serves as an at-large member.
He is a
member of the firm of Ward and Smith, P.A., and is a retired Army Major
General. He served in a variety of leadership roles while in the military,
including Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army and Judge Advocate
General of the Army. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (Oak
Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit, Department of Defense Meritorious Service
Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Army Commendation
Medal (Two Oak Leaf Clusters).
Arkansas native, Overholt attended the College of the Ozarks and the University
of Arkansas. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the
University of Arkansas. Overholt’s military schooling includes the Judge
Advocate General’s Corps Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Command
and General Staff College and the National Defense University.