Commander Titus Hall was the first African American two-star general to lead the base at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. After graduating from Tuskegee Institute with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Hall earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Southern California. He then took on Reserve Officers Training. Hall went into active duty in 1958, and by 1967, he was named commander at Wright-Patterson where he served eight years.
The Major General served in Vietnam, logging 4,000 flying hours in his career. Prior to his appointment, Hall served as the chief avionics engineer on the B-1 bomber program at the Aeronautical Systems Division. A native of Pflugerville, Texas, Hall served in the Air Force for 30 years. During that time, he flew in the EC-47, FB-111, EF-111s, F-4G, and Navy A-7D.
After his retirement, he became a vice president at Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College). Hall helped to establish a new campus in Palm Bay along Florida’s Space Coast.
Titus Hall has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal and the list goes on. There is now a building at the college campus in which he served as vice president, named in his honor.
Major General Titus Hall passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013. A memorial service was held at the General Titus Hall Building on the Eastern Florida State College’s Palm Bay campus.