HomeNewsArticle Display

New command chief serves first tour in AFSPC

Chief Master Sgt. Craig S. Hall, 460th Space Wing command chief

Chief Master Sgt. Craig S. Hall, 460th Space Wing command chief

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Chief Master Sgt. Craig S. Hall took the position of 460th Space Wing command chief only a month ago and is ready to face the challenges of a space-based mission and to work with his Airmen.

This is Hall's first assignment as a command chief, but it's also his first time in Air Force Space Command. He said he's eager to learn the ways of a space wing's mission and vision.

"A space wing is the ultimate challenge. Having never been in a space wing, I want to learn the mission; tell me, teach me. When I see our Airmen around and ask them what they do for a living, I'm not just making small talk. I really want to know so I can understand their daily challenges."

As an Airman, Hall never expected he would serve more than a quarter of a century.

"I got into the Air Force seeking structure, discipline and some college benefits," Hall said. "I thought I would go four years and be done. Little did I know, at the time, this was the start of a fantastic career.

"The first few years, I was always on fire - no pun intended - but still in the back of my mind always felt I would get out. It was not until my 10-year mark when I was deployed to Kuwait, sitting in a fire truck on standby watching a giant orange sun set in the sky, that I finally realized this is what I was meant to do with my life," he said, "that someday I would be a Chief."

Hall has served his country for more than 25 years with the same fire and drive he had when he first joined.

"Serving like a champion, it's my thing," he said. "I am blessed to have this opportunity. Not a lot of people are willing to serve, not a lot of people are willing to sacrifice, and we all know we're not doing it for the money. I believe it is difficult to find an occupation that is as fulfilling and impactful, on a global scale, as the military - it is all about service."

Being a career firefighter, Hall has served around the globe and has always loved serving with those around him.

"The number-one thing I like about the military is the people; that's why I keep doing this," Hall said. "I love serving with young people who volunteered during a time of war, something I did not do. I am proud to team up with folks who knew going in they would inevitably deploy to a war zone - a true testament of their character and love for country. Talk about inspiring; they inspire me!

"I enjoy being part of the roughly 1 percent of the American population that represents the national interests of 314 million plus. I love that we have that responsibility," he said.

Hall has many priorities as a command chief, but his top priority is to always be there to the help his Airmen.

"People always come first," Hall said. "If we take those people, train them and take the time to develop them into the future leaders of the Air Force, the mission will always get done, and we will leave the Air Force better than we found it.
Approach every day as a servant leader that performs at a championship caliber," he said. "Serve like a champion."
USAF Comments Policy
If you wish to comment, use the text box below. AF reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.