Apr. 5, 2017
Gregory Hall, '82 BS Education in Secondary Education, retired in 2011 after 24 years as an FBI special agent. Returning to Southern Nevada, he became active in volunteer work with military veterans. In early 2017, he appeared in an episode of the Travel Channel television show, Expedition Unknown
, about the infamous airline skyjacker known as "DB Cooper." The episode was inspired by an article he researched and published
in 2016 in which he advances a compelling new theory of how the unsolved hijacking was done. This marked his second time appearing as a researcher on a television show. In 2004, he appeared as a Word War II military historian on the History Channel documentary Rescue at Dawn; The Los Banos Raid
. He traveled with the film crew for location shooting in the Philippines. His research for the documentary also led to the publication of a novel, Not Forgotten
, depicting the same event. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served near the end of the Vietnam War. He was a paratrooper in the infantry, trained and qualified as a door gunner on Huey helicopters, and attained the noncommissioned offer rank of sergeant. After that he attended UNLV on the GI Bill. After graduating, he entered the U.S. Air Force and obtained an officer's commission as a second lieutenant. He served in the security police (now known as security forces) career field before joining the FBI. His hobbies include traveling, motorcycle riding, restoring old cars, camping/hiking, volunteer work, reading, writing, historical research, seeing new places, and meeting new people. He lives in Boulder City.