Retired Navy Flag Officer Garry E. Hall will headline the Major Lunch at the 91st Annual Meeting this November in Hawaii. Admiral Hall’s military and private sector experience will allow him to touch on broad themes such as global security, bio-terrorism and food security. His background in naval aviation, surface warfare and Navy and Marine Corps expeditionary warfare, combined with 20 years of senior management as a civilian, will make for an intriguing keynote address.
Rear Admiral Hall had a distinguished naval career, serving 35 years on active duty after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. As a naval aviator, he flew anti-submarine warfare helicopters and commanded two squadrons before he took over command of the amphibious assault ship, USS Tarawa (LHA 1). As commanding officer, Admiral Hall led a compliment of 1,000 sailors, 2,000 Marines and controlled operations of 32 aircraft and three landing craft when he oversaw the rescue of the USS Cole after a terrorist attack in Yemen.
As a Flag Officer, he served as General Tommy Franks’ Information Operations Officer at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, served with NATO in the United Kingdom, commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group deployed to the Middle East and led a Senior Service College at National Defense University.
Additionally, Admiral Hall serves as an appointee to the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He has a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Southern Illinois University.
He currently serves as President and CEO of the Association of the United States Navy, a non-profit association that is the voice for America’s Sailors on Capitol Hill.
For more information, please contact Randy Hause at (949) 885-2265.