Peter “Pete” Hall took office as the Acting Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
(NCTC) on Oct. 15, 2019. Due to Joe Maguire’s appointment to Acting Director of National Intelligence,
and Russ Travers serving as Acting Director NCTC, Pete accepted the position to assist with the
leadership needs of NCTC.
Mr. Hall comes to NCTC by the way of NSA where he most recently served as the Chief of Information
and Intelligence Analysis within the Office of Counterterrorism and has been a part of the National
Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) for 35 years.
His career started as a member of the United States Army, then as part of the Department of Army,
where he was an analyst and linguist stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army in 1983. Prior to the Soviet
collapse he was stationed in various locations to include, Berlin, Germany. After the Soviet collapse,
Mr. Hall broadened his intelligence knowledge to other global threat areas and military adversaries and
was selected to instruct SIGINT to an entire range of U.S. Army Intelligence Officers at Ft. Huachuca,
Upon retirement from the US Army in 2003, Mr. Hall transitioned to the Department of the Army as an
Intelligence Analyst at the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade in Darmstadt, Germany. At the 66th MI
Brigade, Mr. Hall stood up the European Cryptologic Center (ECC) and its Counterterrorism Division.
His successful tour at the ECC led to his recruitment by NSA.
In 2008, Mr. Hall moved to NSA headquarters to serve as the Chief of the Middle East Counterterrorism
Division. In 2011, he was selected to the NSA/CSS Russia Production Center as their Deputy, and then
as the Global Capabilities Manager. He also served as the Acting Assistant Deputy Director for Analysis
and Production within the Signals Intelligence Directorate at NSA prior to his assignment in their Office