Charles James Hall was born and raised in rural Wisconsin, USA near Madison. Charles enlisted in the United States Air Force July 20, 1964. While stationed at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, Nevada for over two years, he served for extensive periods of time in the desert on the Gunnery ranges at Indian Springs, Nevada. This service as a weather observer, was followed by a year in Viet Nam where he served in the Mekong Delta. Charles received an award for surviving more than 35 communists attacks. A year after receiving an honorable discharge in May 1968, Charles married Marie, on the condition that he would go to college. In record time, he earned both a Bachelor's Degree in Thermal Physics and a Masters degree in Applied Nuclear Physics at San Diego State University in San Diego California. Charles did Ph.D. level post graduate work at the University of Maine at Bangor. Later he earned a Masters in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.