Patricia K. Wright, daughter of Arthur B. and Joanne M. Wright of Sheffield, has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army.

Wright is currently serving as director of personnel development with the Office of the Chief of Transportation, Fort Lee, Va. She has served in the military for 29 years.

She is a 1980 graduate of Mount Everett Regional School, Sheffield, and earned a master's degree in 2002 from Troy University, Troy, Ala.