Tomorrow Commander Chuck Hall will be relieved by Commander Jason Hanser as the Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Colorado.   Commander Hall’s biography follows:

Commander Chuck Hall
Commanding Officer
Navy Information Operations Command Colorado

CDR Hall is a native of Westfield, NJ.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1988 and served as a Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive), specializing in Modern Standard Arabic, for 13 years.  Originally commissioned as a CWO2 in 2001, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies and Regional Security from American Military University and a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College, where he was a member of the Halsey BRAVO Advanced Research Group.

Operational assignments include Surface Direct Support Operator, NSGA Fort Meade, MD; Subsurface and Airborne Direct Support Operator, NSGA Rota, Spain; EP-3E ARIES II Special Evaluator, NIOC Bahrain;  EP-3E ARIES II Special Evaluator, NIOC Rota, Spain; Ship’s Cryptologist aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4); Information Operations detachment Officer in Charge at Naval Special Warfare Development Group; Cryptologic Resource Coordinator at Carrier Strike Group 8, embarked in USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); SIGINT Technical Director at Naval Special Warfare Development Group; and Deputy Information Warfare Commander at Carrier Strike Group 8, embarked USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75).

Ashore, CDR Hall served as Research and Development Lead, Naval Information Warfare Activity; Executive Officer,  NIOC Colorado; and Commanding Officer, NIOC Colorado.

CDR Hall retires after more than 32 years of faithful service.  In retirement, he looks forward to starting a new career in Colorado, running trails in the Rocky Mountains, and spending well-deserved time with his incredible family.


CDR Chuck Hall retires from the Navy with two lasting legacies: establishment of the Captain Joseph Rochefort Distinguished Leadership Award and the creation of the Station HYPO blog.

Fair winds and following seas shipmate!

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