Acting Deputy Director NCTC

Acting Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

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Peter W. (Pete) Hall has been tapped to serve as the Acting Deputy Director due to his deep counterterrorism experience across the intelligence community. Pete accepted the position due to Joe Maguire’s appointment to Acting Director of National Intelligence and Russ Travers’ subsequent move to the Acting Director of NCTC. Pete is committed to putting his 35 years of leadership and intelligence community expertise to work for the nation at NCTC.

Mr. Hall is one of NSA’s most experienced leaders in counterterrorism leading at nearly every level in the Agency counterterrorism enterprise. He comes to NCTC from his most recent position as the Chief of the Office of Counterterrorism within NSA’s Information and Intelligence Analysis Directorate. In that role, he guided NSA’s global CT footprint supporting policy maker, diplomatic, law enforcement, military, intelligence community and foreign partner efforts to relentlessly pursue terrorist actors. He has also served as the Chief of Middle East CT at NSA HQ.

Mr. Hall’s long, distinguished SIGINT career has included key roles outside the counterterrorism arena as well. He served as the Acting Deputy Director of the Analysis and Production Directorate, NSA’s largest directorate of over 10,000 personnel. Other key roles include serving as NSA’s most senior representative in Afghanistan and the Chief of the Office of Russia.

Mr. Hall started his career as a Russia analyst and linguist in the United States Army serving in multiple key locations during the Cold War including West Berlin at the time of the fall of the wall. In fact, he was the Deputy Chief of Intelligence on call officer the night the wall fell on 9 November 1989. During his 20 year career, he also served in Kosovo, Hawaii, Germany, and Arizona, retiring as First Sergeant.


Mr. Hall is married to Jennifer Calvert Hall. They enjoy a combined family of four; Emma (22), Jake (19), Grace (18), and Ella (16).