Dr. Donald Hall serves as the chief of staff for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE).
Prior to joining DCoE, Hall worked for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), where he served as a lead facility planner, deputy division chief, and acting division chief while assigned to the Training and Technical Support Division, Management Support Directorate, DLA Installation Support.
Hall is a 30-year Army veteran. His final assignment was the assistant chief of staff for operations, Northern Regional Medical Command at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Throughout his military career he served in a variety of health care operations leadership positions to include commander of the Walson Army Medical Support Element, Fort Dix, New Jersey. His joint duty experience includes serving as the deputy director, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, with tours as an intelligence analyst at the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, Fort Detrick, Maryland. He served as an instructor in the Military Science and Preventive Medicine Divisions and as executive officer for the office of the dean, Medical Field Service School, Fort Sam Houston. His operational deployments include serving as the deputy commander for administration, 31st Combat Support Hospital, Camp Bucca, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and as an operations officer and command historian in the 3rd Medical Command (Provisional) during Operation Desert Storm.
Hall completed the Defense Intelligence College’s Postgraduate Intelligence Program and a fellowship in military medical history at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He earned a doctorate of philosophy in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland; a Master of Science in nuclear engineering from Iowa State University; a Master of Arts in American history from the American Public University System; and a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan.