15 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Hall

Chief Warrant Officer Hall

Raised in Port Elgin, ON, Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Hall enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces on 6 Feb 1987. Upon completion of Basic Training at Canadian Forces base (CFB) Cornwallis, he attended POET (Basic Electronics Training) and Radio Technician QL3 training at Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE), Kingston. Upon graduating, he was posted to Canadian Forces station (CFS) Aldergrove, BC as a Transmitter Site Technician. Following successful completion of his QL5 course in 1991 he was promoted to Corporal (Cpl). After completing a tour at CFS Alert in 1994 as the Transmit Site Technician, CWO Hall was posted to 708 Communications Squadron, 8 Wing Trenton where he was quickly deployed back to CFS Alert for another 6 month tour, this time as the Antenna and Telephone Technician.

When the 200 Series trades were reorganized in 1995, he was assigned to the Aerospace Telecommunications and Information Systems (ATIS) trade, which included a switch from the tan distinctive environmental uniforms (DEU) of the Army to Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) blue. The year 1999 saw CWO Hall deployed to Operation (OP) Palladium, Stabilization Force Headquarters (SFOR HQ) in Sarajevo, BiH, as an Integrated Digital Network Exchange (IDNX) technician. Promotion to Master Corporal (MCpl) in 2001 included a posting to Wing Telecommunications and Information Services (WTIS) at 19 Wing Comox where he served as a Network Technician until 2004, when he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt) and moved to the role of the Network Services Supervisor. 8 Wing Trenton welcomed CWO Hall back in 2005, this time to Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron (ATESS) where, as the Deployable Network Supervisor, he led the team which designed and built deployable Defence Wide Area Network (DWAN) and Classified computer networks for the RCAF. Promoted to Warrant Officer (WO) in 2008, he assumed the role of Standards WO at ATESS CCISF. July 2009, he received a posting to DAEPM (R&CS) in Ottawa as the AFCCIS LCMM, a job he held until 2011 when he was promoted to MWO and posted as Project Manager to the CF Network Operation Center at CFS Leitrim. 4 Wing Cold Lake became home in 2012 as the SWO of 4 WTIS and then, in 2014, he returned to the National Capital Region (NCR) to attend Second Language Training in Gatineau, QC.

Feb 2015, CWO Hall was invested into the Order of Military Merit and, in July 2015, he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and posted to 19 Wing Comox as the Wing Operations Branch Chief Warrant Officer. In 2016, he was selected to as RCAF Air Task Force CWO at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) at Hickam Air Force Base (AFB), Hawaii. In 2017, CWO Hall was appointed to his current position as Wing Chief Warrant Officer (WCWO) at 15 Wing Moose Jaw.