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Captain Lyle Hall is a native of Cement, Oklahoma. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his commission through the NROTC program.

Captain Hall most recently commanded USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) from May 2013 through July 2016, a 37- month command tour.  He led VICKSBURG through her maintenance and training cycles as well as an operational deployment as Standing NATO Maritime Group Two flagship from December 2014 to July 2015.  Captain Hall also commanded USS TAYLOR (FFG 50) from December 2009 through May 2011, leading the ship during her operational deployment to the Sixth Fleet Area of Operations in support of Sixth Fleet Theater Security Cooperation requirements. Additionally, he served as the Deputy Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 24 from June through September 2011.

Captain Hall’s initial afloat assignment included tours as Main Propulsion Assistant, Damage Control Assistant, and Combat Information Officer on USS FAHRION (FFG 22). Additional afloat tours have included Amphibious Operations Officer (N31) at COMPHIBRON 6, Combat Systems Officer on USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59), and Combat Systems Officer (N6) at COMDESRON 28. He also served afloat as Executive Officer on USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79).

Ashore, he earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1999. Additionally, he graduated from the inaugural class of the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College in 2005 where he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy. He has completed two Joint assignments ashore as a Senior Strategic Policy Analyst at US Joint Forces Command in the J5 (Strategy and Policy) Directorate and as the Branch Chief for Lessons Learned at US Special Operations Command.

CAPT Hall assumed command of the NROTC Unit at the University of Oklahoma in July 2016.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and unit awards.