Halverson

Major General Robert Halverson, USA-Ret.

1st Vice President

General Halverson began his military career on August 9, 1963, upon graduation from Colorado State University. He served on active duty for 15 years with assignments in Germany, Vietnam, Belgium and in the US. His last active duty assignment was as the Commander, Special Liaison Office, Headquarters, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels, Belgium. Upon leaving active duty in 1979, General Halverson entered the US Army Reserve and in October 1985, was transferred to the Texas Army National Guard. After numerous command and staff assignments, General Halverson took command of the 49th Armored Division in September of 1998 and was promoted to Major General. During his command tour, the 49th Armored Division Headquarters with the Signal Battalion and Engineer elements and the Active Army’s 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina where he commanded Multi-National Division (North), Stabilization Force 7. This was a historical peacekeeping mission of the first Active and Reserve Component integrated headquarters to serve in Bosnia. Upon return to Texas, General Halverson continued to command the 49th Armored Division during times of mobilizations for airport security throughout Texas and security of sensitive sites in multiple states following the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States. General Halverson retired in March 2002.

In addition to his military service, General Halverson worked for the State of Texas for nearly 20 years. He served in the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management where he was responsible for all aspects of planning, preparation and response to emergencies and disasters. He also served in the Department of Insurance as a Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Safety , where he oversaw all safety and loss prevention programs of insurance companies doing business in Texas. He retired from the State in August 1998.

Upon retirement from military service in March 2002, General Halverson began to serve as a Mentor for other National Guard Division and Brigade Commanders and Staffs preparing for the mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since October 2007 General Halverson has also served as Senior Mentor in the training of individuals and teams of the Human Terrain System preparing for deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq. Training includes seminar and exercises to prepare them for assimilation into a Brigade Combat Team General Halverson resides with his spouse Johanna Halverson in Georgetown, Texas.

He has three sons, Robin, Marc, and Tim.