COL John W. Hall

COL John W. Hall

Dates of Service: May 1975 - Mar 2003
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Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1975

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Regular Army Officer: 1975 - 2003. Commanded all levels, Platoon thru Brigade. Platoon Leader 2-6IN, Berlin BDE, West Berlin (East Germany). Commanded following units: CSC, 1-77AR, 4ID(M) Ft Carson. 501st MI BN, 1AD, Germany. 201st MI BDE, I Corps, Ft. Lewis. G2 V Corps, Germany. G2, Task Force Hawk 1999 Kosovo War. Major combat units: Berlin Brigade, 4ID(M), 8ID(M), 1AD, 201 MI Brigade, V Corps Colonel John W. Hall joined the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) on January 27, 2003 as a Federal Civilian employee and has served in two Offices within the Analysis Directorate as a Business Executive and Chief of Staff. Prior to joining NGA Colonel Hall was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as the Chief of the Office for Defense Resource Analysis. Colonel Hall has served 38 years and 6 months in service to the Nation.

Military Experiences

Jan 2001 - Oct 2002
Office Chief
Directed intelligence efforts relating to foreign missile production, foreign finances, and weapons monitoring for the department of defense. Following the attacks against America on 11 September 2001, the mission shifted to tracking the enemy and supporting military operations around the world.
Sep 1998 - Jul 2000
V Corps
Senior Intelligence Officer for the US Army's only forward deployed US Army Corps (at the time). Directed all matters of intelligence collection, production, and dissemination in a volatile theater of operations during a time of extreme unrest and war in the Balkans. Deployed on a combat mission as the G2 for the Army's strike force (Task Force Hawk) to fight with the Albanian Army during the Kosovo War against Serbia.
Nov 1996 - Sep 1998
Brigade Commander
Commander, I Corps' Combat Military Intelligence Brigade consisting of three battalions; 14 MI Battalion, 502 MI Battalion, and the 29 Sig Battalion. The brigade also had one Infantry Company (Long Range Surveillance Company). The brigade had approx. 1,400 soldiers assigned.
Jun 1993 - Jun 1995
Battalion Commander
Commander, 1st Armor Division's Combat Military Intelligence Battalion consisting of approx. 500 soldiers. The battalion had three SIGINT company's plus one Infantry Long Range Surveillance Detachment, and the headquarters company.


(5 months)
Apr 1999 - Aug 1999
Kosovo ribbon
G2, Task Force Hawk

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Aug 1995 - Jun 1996

Army War College (SSC)

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 1974 - Aug 1974

Jun 1974

Ended in Jun 1974

Airborne Wings


Jun 1992

Army Staff Badge

Aug 1974

Ranger Tab

Security Clearance
Prefer not to say

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1971 - 1975

Michigan Tech. Univ.

Bachelor's Degree, History (Major)