Hal McNair has more than 30 years of experience and responsibility with special operations forces both on active duty and as a DoD Civilian. As the Director of Center for Continuing Education, Joint Special Operations University, Mr. McNair directs a combined force of military, government civilians, DoD Contractors and part-time contractors comprised of US and International members that perform over 70 education events per year in CONUS and OCONUS locations in compliance with US Export Compliance and security laws and regulations. This education program is valued at over $ 4.2 million for global engagement of special operations partners
Since joining the Joint Special Operations University, Mr. McNair served as the primary instructor in all matters related to Special Operations Command and Control both for US and Multinational Forces. He lectures on the full range of Special Operations topics in numerous courses and with mobile education teams preparing Special Operations partners. He also lectures on the effects of stress to future commanders within USSOCOM and in venues throughout the USA, Europe and the Middle East.
Mr. McNair was a part of the Army Special Forces service, which included assignments in the J3 Special Operations Command Atlantic, and was responsible for conceptualizing, coordinating and conducting SO training exercises in multiple sites within the United States and the Caribbean. He served as the Senior Military Advisor to the CARICOM Battalion in Haiti. Directed over 300 personnel from eight nations in providing humanitarian and security assistance for Haitian government during its return to democratic rule. Guided the daily interaction of this multi-national task force with leaders from the Haitian government, Department of State, U.S. Military, and Caribbean political leaders. As the Chief O&M Budget Division United States Special Operations Command, he developed, submitted, and administered a one billion dollar operating budget for four major headquarters. Commanded a Special Forces Operational Detachment ‘Alpha" (ODA532) a Special Forces Company (ODB530) and was the 1st BN 5Th Special Forces Group Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion S3.