Spotlight on...Danny Hall
April 10, 2013
Danny L. Hall is a contract administrator assigned to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command - Fort Knox, Ky.
Describe your current position.
I currently serve as the senior contract administrator and contracting officer within the Contract Management Division, MICC-Fort Knox. Of our highly visible, diverse customer base, I primarily support the garrison command and manage its higher profile service and job order contracts.
Describe your passion for your job.
I enjoy supporting the Soldier and the war fighter through my love of contracting. I served in the military and have a high respect for it. I enjoy the contracting challenges, the people I work with and my place of employment.
Where do you call home? Tell us about your family and what you enjoy during your spare time.
My home is Ekron, Ky., a nice, small community not far from Fort Knox. I met my wife, Ginger, while serving in the Air Force. We've been married for 34 years. I'm a proud dad of a daughter and a son, both who have graduated college and are doing well.
My spare time is filled with traveling with my family and motorcycle tours with my friends. Besides the back roads of Kentucky, I've toured the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Rockies, Yellowstone and Canada to name a few places.
How does your job support the Soldier?
Our Contract Management Division is annually responsible for more than $500 million of contracts that either support the Soldier directly or support those who provide services to them. I see every day how those contracts support Soldiers, their families and their quality of life. We also support the Warrior Transition Battalion which reminds me of their sacrifice.
What would you like others to know about you?
I retired from the Air Force where I also served as a contract administrator and contracting officer. While on active duty, I spent time in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates supporting Desert Storm. When the call came for volunteers to deploy, I was eager to do my part. I have deployed twice since 2009. I spent a year (April 2009 - April 2010) in Iraq and six months (February - July 2012) as an administrative contracting officer for the Defense Contract Management Agency in northern Afghanistan. I was at the same location as the former MICC commanding general, Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Leisenring.
My wife always supported me in my decision to deploy and I received tremendous support from the people I work for and with at Fort Knox. Besides having to pull extra duty while I was away, they kept in contact with me and sent generous care packages. I work with a great group of people.