Hank McIntire is a native of Orange County, Calif. He grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He is a graduate of Orem High School.
He served for 26 years (1988-2014) in the U.S. Army and Utah National Guard as a Military Intelligence and Public Affairs officer.
From 2003 to 2006 he served as commander of the 128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Utah Army National Guard, leading his soldiers on a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While there he served as deputy spokesman for Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
In 2011-2012 he deployed to the Horn of Africa (Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti), also in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as deputy director of strategic communication for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
From 2005 to 2014 he served as director of public affairs and full-time spokesman for the Utah National Guard.
He joined the full-time faculty at Utah Valley University for the 2014-2015 school year, teaching courses in public relations for the Department of Communication. His research interests include public relations, organizational and personal branding, crisis communication, strategic communication, social media, and journalism history.
He holds bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Utah. He will complete his doctorate in communication at the University of Utah in the spring of 2017.