Hall, Sonny, PO1

Rating/NEC Group Unknown
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
8271-P-3 Flight Crew Ordnanceman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
2000-2001, AO-0000, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA)
Previously Held NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
8201-Naval Aircrewman Candidate
8202-Naval Aircrewman (Special Assignment)
9505-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE) Instructor
AO-6810-Armament Weapons Support Equipment (ASWE) Maintenance Manager
Service Years
1981 - 2001
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Security


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)




 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Federal Officer working for NASA
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   


Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Start Year
1993
End Year
1995

Description
Operation Deny Flight was a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operation that began on 12 April 1993 as the enforcement of a United Nations (UN) no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The United Nations and NATO later expanded the mission of the operation to include providing close air support for UN troops in Bosnia and carrying out coercive air strikes against targets in Bosnia. Twelve NATO members contributed forces to the operation and, by its end on 20 December 1995, NATO pilots had flown 100,420 sorties.

The operation played an important role in shaping both the Bosnian War and NATO. The operation included the first combat engagement in NATO's history, a 28 February 1994 air battle over Banja Luka, and in April 1994, NATO aircraft first bombed ground targets in an operation near GoraĹžde. These engagements helped show that NATO had adapted to the post-Cold War era and could operate in environments other than a major force on force engagement on the plains of Central Europe. Cooperation between the UN and NATO during the operation also helped pave the way for future joint operations. Although it helped establish UN-NATO relations, Deny Flight led to conflict between the two organizations. Most notably, significant tension arose between the two after UN peacekeepers were taken as hostages in response to NATO bombing.

The operations of Deny Flight spanned more than two years of the Bosnian War and played an important role in the course of that conflict. The no-fly zone operations of Deny Flight proved successful in preventing significant use of air power by any side in the conflict. Additionally, the air strikes flown during Deny Flight led to Operation Deliberate Force, a massive NATO bombing campaign in Bosnia that played a key role in ending the war.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1993
To Year
1995
 
Last Updated:
Oct 14, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Adams, Maurice, CPO, (1990-Present)
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