From Staff Reports
Unicoi County native Dylan Hoyle has definitely made Erwin proud. Hoyle graduated from Unicoi County High School in 2012. On Nov. 13, 2013, he joined the United States Navy. He is known throughout his command for his hard work and leadership. His dedication to the Navy assisted him in moving quickly through the ranks, as one of the youngest sailors in naval history to achieve the grade of E7. On Nov. 19, 2021, he was advanced to the rank of chief petty officer during a formal pinning ceremony, which took place on the naval base at the Great Lakes, Illinois.
Hoyle is stationed in Illinois, where he resides with his wife, Amanda, and their daughter, Ana. He is the son of Kim Hoyle and has one sister, Ava Hoyle. Maternal grandparents are Guy and Linda Edwards of Erwin. His father is Danny Hoyle. Paternal grandparents are James and Virginia Hoyle of Erwin.