At the start of 2017, Larry D. Hall was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve as the Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs. Prior to that appointment, Secretary Hall represented Durham County, North Carolina’s 29th District in the state House of Representatives, since 2006, and he led House Democrats from 2012 through 2016. Secretary Hall earned a B.S. with Honors in Political Science and Business from Johnson C. Smith University and a Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Upon undergrad graduation, he was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Secretary Hall served 16 years in the United States Marines and Marine Corps Reserves and served in the support of the Operations in the Middle East in Lebanon and Iran. He served as a Rifle Platoon Commander, Weapons Company Executive Officer, Training Officer, Battalion Area Security Officer, Staff Judge Advocate, Communications Security Officer and Logistics Officer. Secretary Hall also served as Legal Officer and was formerly Commandant for the Marine Corps League Detachment, which assists Marines transitioning from active duty to civilian life in locating employment, housing and educational opportunities for their families.
Secretary Hall’s other service to his nation, state and community has been very extensive. He has served as an Executive Committee Member and Economic Committee Chairman of the Durham Branch of the NAACP, as Secretary and Chairman of the Durham Business and Professional Chain, and served on the Durham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
He has also served as Executive Officer of the Young Marines Program, Board Chairman of the Durham Companions Mentor Program, and as an instructor and training officer teaching youth leadership, discipline, custom, courtesies, and traditions of the Marine Corps.
As House Democratic Leader, Secretary Hall served on the state’s Economic Development Board, the state’s Innovation Council, The North Carolina Courts Commission as Chairman, The Duke Medical Center Advisory Board, the Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee as Chairman, and has been inducted as a Toll Fellow by the National Conference of State Governments.