New Leadership & Common Sense for Kent County
Jeff Hall was born and raised in Dover, Delaware and is a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served nearly 31 years, earning promotions to Senior Chief Petty Officer, Chief Warrant Officer and retired in 2012 as a lieutenant commander.
He served on active duty assignments in Alaska, Hawaii, Indiana, New York, and the Coast Guard Academy in New London Connecticut. He returned to Dover in 1996 to attend Delaware Technical Community College before earning a commission with subsequent assignments in Boston, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Notable assignments include Officer in Charge of LORAN-C Station in Dana, IN and Technical Director for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) project. While assigned to Sector Baltimore, Jeff served as Commanding Officer of Military Personnel for 400+ active duty and reserve members and was responsible for personnel administration, budget & finance, naval engineering, education services, as well as civil engineering for ten Coast Guard units surrounding the Chesapeake Bay.
After retiring, Jeff became employed with Delaware Technical Community College – Terry Campus as the Department Chair for Engineering Technologies. In this capacity, he’s formed close partnerships with local industries – many who operate in the 2nd Levy Court District - to better align his programs with industry hiring needs.
He is a member of several high school advisory committees, serves on the Plant Managers’ Association, and is a member of Holy Cross Church in Dover as well as the Knights of Columbus.
Jeff is a graduate of Delaware Technical Community College, earned his B.S. degree from University of Maryland University College, and M.S. from Wilmington University.
Jeff and his wife Alyssa reside near Moore’s Lake with their daughter, Delia. Jeff’s son Christopher is also a resident of Dover in the 2nd District and is employed by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. His daughter Emily is a professor in the English Department of the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.
Since returning to the Dover area in the mid-1990s, Jeff has witnessed a great deal of change in Kent County. He is an advocate for sensible growth and balancing the need for a resilient economy with preserving Kent County's rural character.