In 1978, Colonel Hall enlisted in the Air Force at the lowest rank of Airman Basic. At a time when there were very few women serving in the armed forces, she rose through the ranks to become an officer. Julie’s hard work and a can do attitude made her stand out as a top performer. During her promotion from Captain to Major, she was accelerated to her Major rank two years early – the only officer on her base to earn that distinction. Colonel Hall is a decorated officer, receiving medals such as the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medals and the Air Force Commendation Medals, just to name a few. She was awarded the Pentagon Badge, the Headquarter Air Force Badge and twice held the position of Squadron Commander.