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  • Commander Biography

    COL Jimmy L. Hall Picture

    Colonel Jimmy L. Hall, Jr., USA

    Commander, 5th Signal Command

    Colonel Jimmy L. Hall, Jr. was born in Clermont, FL and raised in Vidalia, Ga. He was commissioned in August 1987 and entered active duty in November of the same year. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Fort Valley State University, a Master of Science Degree in Information Resource Management in 2004 from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in 2011.

    COL Hall has served in a variety of command and staff positions. His assignments include: Tank Platoon Leader and Mortar Platoon Leader,  5th Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 8th Infantry Division; Assistant Battalion S-3 and Commander, Alpha Company, 327th Signal Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Communications Officer for the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAISC) (INSCOM) Fort Belvoir, VA; Chief, Radio Plans Branch, Armed Forces Inauguration Committee, Washington DC; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD; G6, XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, Fort Bragg, NC; Bn Executive Officer, 327th Signal Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Chief, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Operations Center, Alexandria, VA.; Presidential Communications Officer and Director, J3, White House Communications Agency(WHCA), Washington DC; Division G6, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Chief, Radio Plans Branch, The Joint Staff, J6, Washington DC; Executive Assistant to Vice Director, The Joint Staff, J6, Washington DC, Executive Assistant to Director, The Joint Staff, J6, Washington DC, and Chief, Network Division, HQDA G-3/5/7 LandWarNet Directorate, Pentagon; 2nd Signal Brigade, Commander, Wiesbaden Germany; and his recent assignment as the 5th Signal Commander, Wiesbaden Germany.

    COL Hall is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Signal Officer Advance Course, Brigade and Battalion Signal Officers Course, Armor Officer Basic Course, School of Cadet Command, and Airborne School.

    His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal(2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon. He is authorized to wear the Presidential Service Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Signal Corps Regimental Bronze Order of Mercury.