Major General William A. “Bill” Hall assumed duties as Commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, on June 29, 2018. He is responsible for leading the nation’s only standing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Joint Task Force (JTF) ready to deploy within 24 hours. If called upon, JTF-CS provides command and control of 5,200 federal military forces located at more than 36 locations throughout the nation acting in support of civil authority response operations.
The son of a Vietnam War veteran, MG Hall was commissioned an Armor officer upon graduating from New Mexico Military Institute in 1987.
MG Hall has led Warriors at every echelon from platoon to 1-Star Command in Armor, Recruiting, and CBRN units. He has served on Title 10 and Title 32 with the Texas National Guard, the Arizona Army National Guard, the National Guard Bureau and the United States European Command (USEUCOM). He has also served in three National Guard Divisions: the 36th Infantry Division (ID), the 49th Armored Division (AD), and the 50th AD.
MG Hall’s combat, civil support, and force generation experiences include the following. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded 2nd Bn, 112th Armor, Task Force War Horse, in Al Anbar Province. During Operation Enduring Freedom, he commanded the 136th MEB, Task Force Centurion, in Kabul Province. As the USEUCOM Deputy J5/8, MG Hall supported CENTCOM operations out of Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. As the brigade commander of Joint Task Force 71, he deployed the unit to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in support of Super Bowl XLV and certified it as the third Homeland Response Force in the Nation. In 2013, as Land Component Commander for the AZANG, MG Hall was selected to lead the Title 32 military support for Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, AZ. He also served as the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion commander. During this command tour, the TXARNG’s end strength climbed from third in the nation to first.
Beyond command, MG Hall has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments. He has served as the Deputy Director (J 5/8) of Partnering, Security Cooperation, and Weapons of Mass Destruction, USEUCOM in Stuttgart, DE; Chief of Staff for the Texas Military Forces, Austin, TX; Chief of Staff of the 36th ID, Austin, TX; Director of Manpower & Personnel (J1) for the TXNG, Austin, TX; Deputy G3 for the 49th AD, Austin, TX; Force Integration Officer for the TXARNG, Austin, TX; and S3 for the 4th Bn, 112th AR, 49th AD, Bryan, TX.
His personal awards and badges include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with one oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; and the Combat Action Badge.