Retired June 1, 1983.
Brigadier General David M. Hall is the deputy chief of staff, comptroller, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
General Hall was born in 1928, in Gary, Ind., where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1946. He graduated from Howard University, Washington, D.C., with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1951. He earned a master's degree in educational sociology from the Agricultural and Technical State University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 1966. He is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College, all located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. In 1976 he attended the advanced management program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He enlisted in the Air Force in August 1951 and received his commission as a second lieutenant in June 1953 through the Air Force Officer Candidate School. Early in his career General Hall served in a variety of career fields which included supply, accounting and finance, data processing and as an instructor in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
In 1958 General Hall cross-trained into the data processing career field while stationed at Oxnard Air Force Base, Calif. He was assigned to Clark Air Base, Philippines, in July 1960 as a data processing officer. He became an assistant professor of aerospace science in the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the Agricultural and Technical State University of North Carolina in June 1962. In August 1966 he returned to the data processing career field concurrent with his assignment to Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, where he also served as comptroller of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing.
General Hall was assigned to the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, Denver, in September 1967. He was chief of the Computer Operations Division in the Directorate of Data Automation until 1969 when he joined a software development division as an analyst-programmer.
In March 1971 he was assigned to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where he became chief of the Computer Operations Division for Military Airlift Command headquarters and in March 1972 he became the assistant for social actions in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel at Scott. General Hall became the deputy base commander for Scott Air Force Base in May 1974 and base commander in February 1975.
General Hall was assigned to Headquarters, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in June 1976 as the assistant deputy chief of staff, comptroller (data automation). He assumed his current duties in August 1977.
His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster and Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster.
He was promoted to brigadier general Aug. 1, 1980, with date of rank July 23, 1980.