Marshall "Andy" Hall
Class of 1972
Prior to commencing a successful business career in the civilian world, Andy completed 25 years in the military, retiring as a Navy Captain in 2001. A decorated Naval Aviator, his tours spanned all seven continents, from flying ski-equipped aircraft in Antarctica, to tracking Soviet submarines in the North Atlantic, to commanding naval units in the Pacific and Indian Oceans along with the Persian Gulf.
As a senior officer, he commanded an award winning naval patrol squadron during Operation Desert Storm, followed by reconnaissance and surveillance operations off China and North Korea during his two year tour.
While Chief of Staff for Operations, Patrol Wings U.S. Pacific Fleet, Andy directed the training, qualification and operations of 12 patrol squadrons with over 4000 military members. His efforts provided 7th and 5th Fleet commanders with war fighting squadrons capable of multi-mission combat roles in meeting their regional security needs.
Assigned to the Joint Staff, Andy led senior military and multi-agency intelligence collectors in allocating the military’s manned and unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, crews, and equipment. Additionally, he advised national security/administration decision makers on global distribution of these limited forces during combatant operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Serbia.
Completing his final military tour in 2001, Andy served as Deputy Director of Naval History, directing the day-to-day operational activities of the Naval Historical Center with oversight of 12 Navy museums and the USS Constitution in Boston. During his tenure successes included the raising and recovery of the CSS Hunley, a 137 year-old confederate submarine sunk during the Civil War in Charleston harbor, and renovation of the Navy’s flagship museum in Washington DC.
Following military service, he worked as General Manager of London Aviation in Naples, FL, followed by an adjunct professorship at Florida Gulf Coast University teaching business communications to undergraduates. He completed his six year civilian career as a magazine editor with N Media Group, publishing a monthly golf and lifestyle magazine in 2007.
Andy graduated from Lewiston High School in 1972, and the University of Idaho in 1976 with a degree in Journalism. He went on to earn a masters in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in 1997, and completed an MBA from Marymount University in 2001. He is a lifetime member of the Military Officer’s Association of America, and currently boasts a 15 stroke handicap in golf.
He and his wife Brenda enjoy retirement living in Southwest Florida. Their son, Matthew, graduated from FGCU in 2006, went on to serve in the White House in the Office of the Vice President of the United States, and currently works as a lobbyist in Washington DC.
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