Swanton, Ohio --
Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Logistics Readiness Squadron as the Installation Deployment Officer, Hallett is responsible for centralized command and control, planning and execution for all wing deployment operations and the movement of cargo and passengers.
His duties require the oversight of operations in four different areas of the squadron including air transportation, ground transportation, traffic management and logistics plans.
Hallett also serves as the Guard Emergency Liaison Officer to the Ohio National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters, increasing domestic capabilities to the Northwest Ohio region. In 2019, Hallett was responsible for leading four deployment operations, delivering more than 400 unit members and 164 tons of cargo throughout the U.S., enabling the wing to successfully conduct more than 270 training mission flights, resulting in a 90% mission capable rate for the wing. A lead planner for the NORTHCOM Operation Vigilant Guard, Hallett crafted a Joint reception, staging, onward movement and integration exercise, executing the largest domestic operations exercise in Ohio to date. Additionally, his leadership ensured the Deployment Control Center element was identified as a Superior Performing Team during the recent Unit Effectiveness Inspection. Hallett shows continuous improvement pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Findlay while simultaneously graduating from two military courses, Contingency War Planner Course and the Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments Course. Dedicated to community, Hallett is a continuous volunteer with Flag City Honor Flight, recently accompanying a Vietnam veteran to Washington D.C. to view the war memorials. Additionally, he serves as a 3rd and 4th grade volunteer coach and is a volunteer at Swanton Middle School teaching soft skills to students.
The Company Grade Officer of the Year award is given to an individual holding the rank of 2nd Lt. to Capt., who most closely embodies the values of leadership and service.