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A Little About. . .

Majors Hank and Eunice Harwell

Major Hank Harwell, the child of Salvation Army officer parents, was born in Littlefield, Texas. Upon graduating high school in Texarkana Texas he attended the University of North Texas in Denton, where he majored in Radio, Television and Film Production. After five years of working for The Salvation Army’s video production unit, the Office of Media Ministries, Hank Harwell entered The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training in Atlanta, Georgia. While at the college in Atlanta he met his wife Eunice, and wedded her in September 1992.

Major Eunice Harwell is a seventh generation Salvationist, born in Florence, Alabama to Salvation Army officers. As she moved from town to town with her parents, she considers Atlanta, Georgia to be home as several of her formative years were spent there. Eunice attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Social Work. After college, she worked as an employee with The Salvation Army holding various social work positions including Director of Social Services for the Florida Division, Family Services Director for the Prince Georges Corps in Upper Marlboro, Md., Youth Shelter Director in Atlanta, Ga., and Asst. to the Director of Senior Citizens Centers in Oklahoma City, Okla. For a time, Eunice even worked for a company in Atlanta that planned and produced special events and parties.

Lieutenants Harwell were commissioned in June 1995 whereupon they were appointed to Statesville, North Carolina for four years before being appointed to oversee Salvation Army operations in Concord, North Carolina. In 2003, they were appointed to Beaufort, South Carolina and then in 2006 the Captains Harwell were assigned to serve in Lufkin, Texas.

From Lufkin, the Harwells were appointed to the Texas Divisional Headquarters where he served as the Divisional Finance Officer and she served first as the Assistant Women’s Ministries Secretary and later as the Community Care Ministries Secretary. In 2010, they were appointed to the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Divisional Headquarters where Major Hank served as the Divisional Secretary, overseeing Property, HR, IT, Family Stores, Men’s Ministries and Disaster Services for the three-state area. Major Eunice was the Assistant Women’s Ministries Secretary and Social and Ethical Ministries Director for the Division.

In April of 2015, they received their “Marching Orders” to assume command of the corps in Harrisonburg, Virginia.