Colonel Jeffrey D. Hall

Deputy Commander

Northwestern Division
Published Aug. 17, 2020

Colonel Jeffrey D. Hall became the deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Northwestern Division, on September 18, 2023.

As deputy division commander, he is responsible for providing guidance and direction to five operating district commands located in Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Walla Walla, Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska; with a combined professional workforce of nearly 5,700. Key missions include managing the nation’s water resources infrastructure for economic growth and environmental sustainability, timely response to natural disasters, support to military installations and civilian communities throughout the region and strengthening national security.

Col. Hall received his U.S. Army commission in 1998 and has served in leadership and staff positions in the Middle East, Germany and throughout the United States. Col. Hall began his career at Camp Red Cloud, Korea, as the Area 1 deputy engineer. Col. Hall then served at Fort Hood, Texas, as a platoon leader, then company executive officer with the 8th Engineer Battalion. Following a transfer to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he assumed positions of increasing responsibilities from assistant plans officer to adjutant with the 20th Engineer Brigade. From 2004 to 2005, he led civil works and military engineer construction projects with USACE’s Los Angeles District and Gulf Region Division. In 2010, he assumed the role of deputy commander of USACE’s Hurricane Protection Office in New Orleans before transferring to the agency’s headquarters in Washington D.C., where he served in several staff positions, including the aide-de-camp to the Chief of Engineers, and Resident Office officer in charge with the Afghanistan Engineer District.

In 2016, Col. Hall assumed command of the 15th Engineer Battalion in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He returned to Fort Bragg in 2018 to command the 5th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2d Security Force Assistance Brigade. He served as the commander of the 555th Engineer Brigade at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, from 2021 to 2023.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri Science and Technology. He is a graduate of the Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Engineer officer basic and advance courses at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Col. Hall’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; two Bronze Star medals; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; five Meritorious Service medals; Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korean service medals; and the Parachutist badge.