Colonel Jennifer H. Hall

Col. Jennifer H. Hall is the Deputy Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. As the Deputy Commander, she assists and advises the commander responsible for the training of more than 27,000 military and civilians. The 81st TRW trains officers, enlisted and civilians from the Air Force, Space Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and international partners. Keesler’s technical training includes numerous electronic, computer, weather, medical, personnel, comptroller and information management career fields, creating the combat capability for the Department of Defense forces.

Col. Hall entered the Air Force in May 2001 through the United States Air Force Academy. She earned her pilot wings from Laughlin AFB, Texas and was assigned her first operational flying tour in the A-10 at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Col. Hall served in a variety of positions and held several qualifications in the A-10C as a FAC(A), Sandy-1, Instructor, and Evaluator pilot. She is a senior pilot with over 1700 hours in the T-37, T-38, AT-38, A-10A, OA-10A, and A-10C. She has flown combat missions in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Col. Hall previously commanded at the squadron level, served in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Commanders Action Group and on the White House Veterans Policy Team, held positions as AFSOUTH Air Component strategic planner, and a faculty member at ACSC and SAASS. Col Hall earned a doctorate in Political Science at The University of Georgia, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Comparative Politics. 

2001 Bachelor of Science, Social Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 2001 Aerospace Basic School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Squadron Officer School in residence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Masters of Education, Human Training and Performance Improvement, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn. 2014 Masters in Philosophy, Strategic Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2017 Doctorate in Political Science, International Affairs, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1. May 2001 – March 2002, Assistant Physical Education Scheduler and Prep School Soccer Coach, Unites States Air Force Academy, Colo.
2. April 2002 – June 2003, Student Pilot, T-37 & T-38, Laughlin Air Force Base, Tex.
3. August 2003 – April 2004, Student Pilot, 357th Fighter Squadron, A-10 Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
4. May 2004 – September 2005, Squadron NAVO, A-10 Pilot, 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Korea
5. October 2005 – June 2007, Squadron Deployment Officer & Safety Officer, A-10 Flight Lead, 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
6. July 2007 – June 2008, Squadron Training Officer, 358th Fighter Squadron, A-10 IP, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. July 2008 – October 2008, Director of Cyber Programs, 355th Training Squadron, A-10C IP, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
8. November 2008 – April 2009, Flight Commander, 358th Fighter Squadron, A-10C IP, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
9. May 2009 – February 2010, Wing Executive Officer, 355th Fighter Wing, A-10C IP, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
10. March 2010 – February 2011, Assistant Director of Operations, 354th Fighter Squadron, A-10C IP/EP, Davis- Monthan AFB, Ariz.
11. March 2011 – June 2012, Chief of A-10 Operations and Training, Air Combat Command Detachment 3, A-10C IP/EP, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
12. July 2012 – June 2013, Strategic Policy Fellow, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Commander’s Action Group and White House Veterans Policy, Washington D.C.
13. July 2013 – June 2014, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. July 2014 – April 2017, AFIT PhD Student, The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
15. May 2017 – August 2019, Commander, 21st Student Squadron, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. September 2019 – May 2021, Deputy, Strategy Division, 612 Air Operations Center, 12 Air Force, Air Forces Southern (AFSOUTH), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
17. June 2021 – June 2024, Professor, Strategy and Security Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
18. June 2024 – Present, Deputy Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.

Rating: Senior Pilot Flight hours: 1736 hours Combat hours: 159 hours
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38, A-10A, OA-10A, A-10C

Meritorious Service Medal, three Oak Leaf Clusters 
Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with four Oak Leaf Clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Service Star
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal 
Korean Defense Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air and Space Longevity Service Award with five Oak Leaf Clusters

Second Lieutenant May 31, 2001
First Lieutenant May 31, 2003
Captain May 31, 2005
Major March 1, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 2016
Colonel May 1, 2022