A Face of Team Dover 2015: Vol. 2, No. 4

  • Published
  • By Roland Balik
  • 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Highlighting the numerous Airmen that serve at Dover Air Force Base, "A Face of Team Dover" will introduce you to the individuals that make Team Dover "Deliver Excellence."

Rank: Tech. Sgt.

Name: Christopher N. Hall

Squadron: 326th Airlift Squadron

Duty Title:  C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster instructor

Months and/or years in the Air Force: 13 years

Months and/or years at Dover AFB: 13 years

Hometown: U.S. Army brat / Germany

"I joined the Air Force to continue a family tradition of first born children to serve in the military. I became a loadmaster by recommendation of my father-in-law, who was a C-5 pilot, and it was one of the best pieces of advice he gave me.

Currently, I am the acting loadmaster aircrew scheduler at the 326 AS and the squadron's point of contact for this year's Combined Federal Campaign fundraising effort. Originally I was a C-5 Galaxy Loadmaster from 2003 to 2008 and have been a C-17 Loadmaster since 2008. I have been flying for 12 years as a traditional Reservist and have finally exceeded the 1,000-hour flying mark.

The most memorable experience in my Air Force career so far was attending Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington in 2003; it's the greatest training I hope to never have to use.

As part of a 512th Airlift Wing special project, I helped develop a Career Advancement Tool, also known as C.A.T., on the 512th Mission Support Group's Enterprise Information Management site that can be used by airman between the ranks of E-1 through E-9. It helps noncommissioned officers mentor their airmen with a force development pathway.  It allows the members of the enlisted ranks to get information on how to advance their ranks and where to find the proper phone numbers, documents and the steps to progress from airman basic all the way to chief master sergeant or to become commissioned as an officer.  It is a Dover AFB tool for both Reservists and Active Duty members, and has garnered the attention of the 512th Airlift Wing Commander and Command Chief.

Currently, I'm a husband to my lovely wife, the father of four great kids, and a half-time student in my senior year at Wilmington University; I will finish my bachelors in professional aeronautics next summer.  The struggle is real; I could not do everything I do without the help of my family, friends and my coworkers.

I love my job because I love moving the mission and supporting the warfighter."