Military Bios

Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Intelligence and Exercises Commander, Allied Naval Forces North
Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall is assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (N2), Operations (N3) and Exercises (N7) for Commander Allied Naval Forces North, NATO Headquarters Northwood U. K.
Rear Adm. Hall is a native of Buffalo, N.Y. He enlisted in the Navy in 1971 and later attended the United States Naval Academy graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1989.
Rear Adm. Hall served in Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadrons Light Thirty Seven (HSL-37) and Thirty Five (HSL-35), flying the SH-2F Sea Spirit and deploying in USS Rathburne (FF-1057), USS Cushing (DD-985) and USS Reasoner (FF-1063). He served as Air Boss and Executive Officer of USS Essex (LHD-2) with operations in Somalia, and as Executive Officer of USS Tarawa (LHA-1) operating in the Persian Gulf and the Horn of Africa. He commanded two SH-60 B Seahawk Squadrons.
He was the first Commanding Officer of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Fifty One (HSL-51) in Atsugi, Japan, which won the Navy “E” award. He also commanded Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Forty One (HSL-41), the west coast Fleet Replacement Squadron. His deep draft sea command was USS Tarawa (LHA-1). Deployed to the Middle East in 2000, Tarawa was involved in the rescue of USS Cole following a terrorist attack in Yemen.
Ashore, Rear Adm. Hall was a Flight Instructor at the west coast SH-2F Fleet Replacement Squadron (HSL-31). He served as Aide De Camp to the Vice Director of Strategic Targeting at Offutt AFB, Neb., and following deep draft command he served as Executive Assistant to Commander Naval Air Forces/Commander Naval Air Force U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Rear Adm. Hall’s first Flag Assignment was Deputy Director, J3, U.S. Central Command for Information Operations and Psychological Warfare during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Rear Adm. Hall’s Personal Decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards) and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. In 1987 he was recognized as the Navy’s Helicopter Pilot of the Year for sustained performance.
Updated: 10 February 2004


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