Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Brigadier General Joel T. Hall

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Location: intersection of Farrow Parkway and Hendrick Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
County: Horry
Coordinates: N 33° 39.879    W 078° 56.241
  33.66465    -78.93735


Brigadier General Joel T. Hall

General Hall served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing during the period April 1984 to January 1986.

He is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma's School of Aerospace Engineering in 1961. General Hall earned his commission in the United States Air Force through the ROTC (Reserve Officer's Training Corps) program at the university.

He completed a combat tour in Vietnam where he flew combat missions in the F-100 aircraft. He is a graduate of the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, and also served as the Commander of the Red Flag Training Program operated from that base. General Hall is a graduate of the National War College.

Other important assignments included Deputy Commander of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 5th Allied Tactical Air Force in Vicenza, Italy, in 1988, and Director of Aerospace Safety for the United States Air Force in the 1990s.

The General is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours. His military awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 15 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal and Combat Readiness Medal.