The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) has named Capt. Brian J. Hall its new Head of the Department of Marine Transportation.
Hall, a 1984 USMMA graduate, has been a member of the federal maritime school’s faculty since 1998. He taught courses in Terrestrial Navigation, Safety of Life at Sea, Fast Rescue Boat Operations and Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting.
Hall holds a merchant marine license as “Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans.” As Head of the Marine Transportation Department, Hall serves with the rank of Captain, U.S. Maritime Service. He also has a commission as a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Hall earned a Master of Science degree from New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler in 1997.
After graduating from the USMMA, Hall served in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer. In 1989 he joined the Navy’s Military Sealift Command as a licensed civilian deck officer, sailing on cargo, tanker and research vessels.
In 1996, Hall came ashore as Marine Safety Director for the Military Sealift Command’s Atlantic Region, a position he held until joining the staff at the USMMA.
Hall lives in Merrick, NY. He is married and has three children.