Commodore (October 12, 2012 - Present) 
Rear Admiral Patrick D. Hall
Commander

Rear Admiral Hall is a 1982 graduate of the University of Texas NROTC program and was designated a naval aviator in December 1983.

His operational sea assignments include service in Fighter Squadron 74, Fighter Squadron 11, and Fighter Squadron 102 flying the F-14A/B. He also served as executive officer of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Hall commanded an F/A-18C squadron, Strike Fighter Squadron 87, a fast combat support ship, USS Seattle (AOE 3), and a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Hall served ashore as an adversary instructor pilot with Fighter Squadron 43 and instructor pilot with Fighter Squadron 101. His first joint tour was as chief of staff, Standing Joint Forces Headquarters (SJFHQ), United States Joint Forces Command. In this position he deployed in support of hurricane Katrina, Combined Disaster Relief Center Pakistan and CJTF-76 in Afghanistan where he assisted in the stand up of a counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) headquarters staff. In February 2010 he reported to his current joint assignment as deputy director for Operations, J3, Joint Staff.

He earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College in 1996 and completed the Navy’s nuclear power training program in 2002.

Hall has over 4000 flight hours in 7 different military aircraft and has logged over 900 carrier arrested landings. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, Bronze Star, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal with Combat V, six Strike Flight Awards, four Navy Commendation Medals two with Combat V, Navy Achievement Medal and several unit, service and campaign awards.

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