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
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!
26 May 2021 at 15:42
26 May 2021 at 15:46
Should the list of legacies also include the switch to the name Cryptologic Warfare Officer???
28 May 2021 at 01:08
Thank you, Commander, for your many years of service to the Country and our beloved Navy. And thank you also for the Joseph J. Rochefort Distinguished Leadership Award (long over due, but, of course, dates back to the period leading into the Battle of Midway and before). And thank you for establishing the Station HYPO blog!!
Many folks including myself wish you a long, happy, and healthy retirement for you to spend with your family.
Andy “Pearl Harbor” McKane, Maunaloa, Molokai, Hawaii
29 May 2021 at 14:15
There’s another spectacular legacy that Chuck leaves behind which is now and will for years be seen as the most revolutionary leap forward in cryptologic warfare… all started by a certain LOE that was all Chuck!
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