Shane A. Merillat has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
Merillat is a paralegal information services technician assigned to the Air Force Legal Operations Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. He has served in the military for 16 years.
He is the son of Richard and Kathy Merillat of West Unity. His wife, Heather, is the daughter of Edward Eitniear and Darla Reed of Defiance.
Merillat graduated in 1996 from Hilltop High School, West Unity, and received an associate of science in 2012 from the Community College of The Air Force, Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base, Ala.