Colonel Christopher G. Hall

St. Louis District Commander

Published Nov. 7, 2012

COLONEL CHRISTOPHER G. HALL is a native of Warren, Ohio. Hall was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in May 1988 out of the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.

He has served in a wide range of command and staff positions. He served as platoon leader and company executive officer in B Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, Republic of Korea. He was then selected to serve as the Aide-de-Camp for the Assistant Division Commander, 2nd Infantry Division. After attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he served as the assistant operations officer and commander of A Company in the 14th Engineer Battalion (Corps Wheeled), Fort Lewis, Wash. He was then afforded the opportunity to command again in A Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, attached to 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Lewis, Wash. Following graduate school and Command and General Staff School, Hall served as the Deputy District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District. Following duty in Buffalo, he was assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y., where he served as the Battalion Executive Officer in the 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division. Hall was then chosen to serve as an engineer planner assigned to the Iraq Provisional Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, immediately following the invasion of Iraq. Upon his return, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Monroe, Va., where he served as training and doctrine developer and assistant executive officer to the Commander, TRADOC. Hall then commanded the 4th Special Troops Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. He deployed with this battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following battalion command he was reassigned to Norfolk, Va., where he served in U.S. Joint Forces Command J3/4 as a Joint Engineer Observer Trainer and deployed to Haiti as the deputy Joint Taskforce Haiti engineer. Hall’s most recent assignment was to the U.S. Army War College.

His military education includes the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Basic Course and Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. He holds a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio.

Hall’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and various campaign medals. He has been awarded the Army Ranger and Sapper tabs and Basic Parachutist Medal. He has also been awarded both the Bronze de Fleury Medal and the Knowlton Medal.

Hall is married and has four children.