Hannah Heether graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2012 with a B.S. in economics. She commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer and moved to Hawaii, where she was one of the first females to serve in a combat arms unit. While there, she provided threat awareness and intelligence updates to support U.S. Army joint exercises conducted with Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines. In 2013, she was selected to work as an intelligence analyst for a special operations unit in Afghanistan. Following this tour, she moved to serve in the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina. In the division, Hannah had the opportunity to deploy to Mosul, Iraq to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Working within a coalition of more than 70 nations and partnered directly with the ISF, Hannah provided intelligence analysis that shaped military operations and ultimately contributed to the Iraqi military defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). While at Yale, she intends to focus on counterterrorism and foreign policy. Following graduation, she will teach international affairs at West Point.