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Frank Hall

United States Air Force
Network Engineer/CyberPatriot Coach
San Antonio
I am from Baltimore, Maryland and joined the US Army when shortly after graduating high school. My job in the Army was Information Systems Operator.  I have worked at many levels in information technology (I.T.) starting at a helpdesk, system administrator, domain administrator, firewall engineer, exchange administrator, and domain/enterprise administrator. I have been stationed station in the U.K., Mons, Belgium at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (S.H.A.P.E.), The US Army War College, Fort Sam Houston, and in South Korea.  In my civilian career, I have been a network defense operator, worked in cyber operations, enterprise administrator, and currently a network engineer.

In my off time, I am a merit badge counselor for Boy Scouts of America for Digital Technology and Cyber Safety. I am also a CyberPatriot coach for two high schools in the San Antonio area, Medina Valley High School and Warren High School AFJROTC. I am also coach of the Hondo CyberPatriot team in Hondo, Texas. This team is not based in a high school, rather this team is based at the Hondo Public Library. This gives students from smaller surrounding towns to join and learn about cybersecurity. I also teach the CyberGenrations cyber safety course for senior citizens. Finally, I was fortunate enough to be a contributor and and character in a chapter book for middle school students that encourages young ladies to pursue a career in a STEM/STEAM career field; specifically cybersecurity.

I started mentoring at Medina Valley High School with the CyberPatriot program in 2014, and five years ago I became head coach for Medina Valley and started another team at Warren High School with the TX-20022nd AFJROTC. Then in 2018 I established a CyberPatriot in Hondo, Texas. The CyberPatriot program is a national cyber defense program that was created by the Air Force Association a little more than a decade ago in the hopes of motivating school-aged youth to learn about cyber defense. The skills and knowledge the students will gain from participating in this program will give them the advantage to obtain information technology certifications, scholarships in computer-related fields of study, and ultimately provide an opportunity to start a great career in information technology and cybersecurity

In 2017, I was fortunate to meet teacher and author Clarenda Sue Norrod, and she asked me if I would be interested in contributing to her book "Journey Through the Unified Field" Which was released in September 2019. Mrs. Norrod was kind enough to base one of the characters in her book on me, Col Frank Wayman. In December 2019, the Arkansas Department of Education named "Journey Through the Unified Field" one of three books as science book of the year 2020. The State of Arkansas provided a copy of the book to all of the middle school libraries to help inspire middle school girls to pursue a career in cybersecurity or in a STEM field.  

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