John Hall will record counter-terrorism history as it happens within the Pentagon.
A dedication to both scholarship and service has defined the career of John Hall, the Ambrose-Hesseltine Associate Professor of U.S. Military History in the UW-Madison Department of History. A new appointment as a historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense will allow him to continue the dual pursuits.
Hall will begin working in the History Office of the Joint Staff, which serves the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, later this month. His role will involve following the development of counter-terrorism plans and strategy at the highest levels of the U.S. government and writing the official history of these efforts.