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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit


26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

A Certain Force in an Uncertain World

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Colonel Trevor Hall Commanding Officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Colonel Hall enlisted in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve in 1990 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant following graduation from Georgia Tech in 1994. Upon completion of the Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, he reported to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines where he served as a rifle and weapons platoon commander. In December 1995, he participated in a Unit Deployment Program (UDP) to Okinawa, Japan.  He later deployed in September 1997 with the 24th MEU (SOC), participating in Operation Desert Thunder.


First Lieutenant Hall reported to the School of Infantry (East) in May 1998 where he served as the Commanding Officer of Weapons Company, Marines Awaiting Training Company, Headquarters and Service Support Company, and Charlie Company. Captain Hall later served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for Infantry Training Battalion.


From July 2001 to May 2002, Captain Hall attended Amphibious Warfare School. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Officer Candidates School where he served as a platoon commander and tactics instructor. In August 2002, Captain Hall reported to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines as a Company Commander. During this tour, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and in support of a UDP to Okinawa. In June 2004, Captain Hall assumed command of Headquarters and Service Company while 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines was assigned to the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade. 


In June 2005, Major Hall reported to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Manpower and Reserve Affairs for duty as the Assistant Section Head for Enlisted Retention and Career Counseling. Major Hall then reported for duty as the Executive Officer of Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2 in July 2008. While serving as the BLT Executive Officer, he deployed with 22nd MEU from May-December 2009 and completed a subsequent deployment in support of Operation Unified Response (OUR) in Haiti. Major Hall assumed duties as the Operations Officer for 22nd MEU in May 2010. He later deployed with 22nd MEU from March 2011 to February 2012.  During this deployment, the MEU supported Operation Unified Protector in Libya and later conducted disaggregated operations across U.S. Africa and U.S. Central Command areas of operation.


From July 2012 to May 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Hall was assigned to HQMC Plans, Policies, and Operations as the Section Head for Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF)/MEU Operations. Lieutenant Colonel Hall assumed command of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines from June 2013 to February 2015. During this time, the battalion deployed as the first single sourcing solution for Special Purpose MAGTF Crisis Response Africa, Black Sea Rotational Force, Force Protection Company, and Security Force Tripoli. Lieutenant Colonel Hall attended Air War College from July 2015 to June 2016. He was later assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) from July 2016 to June 2018 where he served as the Branch Head for Transregional Synchronization.


Colonel Hall reported to II MEF in July 2018 and assumed command of the 26th MEU in December 2018. His personal awards includes the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Gold Stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with 2 Gold Stars), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.