Brigadier General Wayne M. “Mike” Hall retired from the U.S. Army on 1 October 1999 after 30 years of active military service. Positions of responsibility while on active duty included: J2 (intelligence officer), U.S. Forces Korea from 1996-1998; Commander, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, U.S. Forces Korea from 1994-1996; Commander, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82d Airborne Division from 1989-1991, experiencing Just Cause, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm; and G2 (intelligence officer), 82d Airborne Division from 1987-1989.
Brigadier General Hall provides consulting services in creative thinking, red teaming, intelligence experimentation, future conflict, intelligence support to irregular warfare, intelligence analysis, and the role of information and knowledge in thinking, planning, and making decisions in competitive environments.
Brigadier General Hall currently spends time with Joint, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps intelligence analysts through his advanced analysis seminar – a two-week learning experience in advanced intelligence analysis. Since starting the program in August 2008, over 800 intelligence analysts and operators have successfully completed the seminar requirements. He is developing a program of learning for advanced collection for analysts to complement his advanced analysis learning program. Both learning programs involve improving individual and organizational ‘how to think’ capabilities for thinking about and operating in complex environments facing our military people in future deployments.
Brigadier General Hall holds a BS in history from the University of Nebraska; a MS from Kansas State University; a MMAS (Masters Military Art and Science) from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and an EdD from George Washington University. Brigadier General Hall attended the Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and the National War College.