Captain Steven K. Hall
Chief of Staff, Submarine Group 10
Captain Hall is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for Submarine Group TEN in Kings Bay, Georgia.
A native of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Captain Hall graduated from the University of Michigan in December 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He received his commission into the United States Navy via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program.
Captain Hall has served on four operational submarines during his career. He completed his Division Officer tour on USS PENNSYLVANIA (SSBN 735)(BLUE), served as the Navigation and Operations Officer on USS DALLAS (SSN 700), and was the Executive Officer on USS FLORIDA (SSGN 728). He then commanded USS WEST VIRGINIA (SSBN 736) from February 2009 to September 2011. During these tours, he completed two Mediterranean deployments, nine strategic deterrent patrols, two changes of homeport, and portions of two Engineered Refueling Overhauls.
His shore tours include instructor duty at the Naval ROTC Unit, University of Illinois; Operations Officer for the Operations Directorate of the Joint Staff under the Deputy Director for Global Operations in support of the planning and employment of special technical operations, Deputy Commander for Submarine Squadron TWENTY, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Strategic Warfare for Submarine Group TEN. He also attended the Air War College following his Executive Officer tour. He earned Master’s Degrees in Strategic Studies and Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis on Human Factors, during these tours.
Captain Hall’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal. During his tenure in Command, the crew of WEST VIRGINIA earned the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy for most improved in battle efficiency and the Outstanding Trident Award for 2009.