Retired Army Maj. Gen. Hugh Overholt joined the N.C. Board of Transportation in August 2009.
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).
An 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.