Lieutenant General David D. Halverson
Commanding General/Chief of Staff
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Fort Eustis, VA
LTG David D. Halverson assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on 4 June 2012 after serving as the Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill for almost three years. He was responsible for the consolidation of Air Defense Artillery and Artillery training with the creation and command of the Fires Center of Excellence.
LTG Halverson graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery in June 1979.
LTG Halverson’s first duty assignment was in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas in 1979 where he served as a Battalion Reconnaissance Officer, Battery Fire Direction and Executive Officer and Battalion Adjutant. Since then, LTG Halverson served in various staff and leadership positions including command at every level from Battery to Post Command. His commands include A Battery, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, 8th Infantry Division; 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division; 2nd Infantry Division Field Artillery Brigade, Operational Test Command, and Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill.
He attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis in 1989. He was then assigned as the Senior Military Analyst in the Joint Wargaming Division of the United States Southern Command in Panama.
LTG Halverson has served in numerous key Army and joint assignments where he provided essential planning for military operations and Army budget development in positions such as the CINC Team Chief in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate. In June of 2001, LTG Halverson became the CENTCOM J3, Chief of Plans and planned, coordinated, and executed war plans for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
From 2004 until January 2005, he then served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) for the 4th Infantry Division where he deployed for OIF 5/7. After his deployment in January 2007, he assumed duties as the Director of Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization until May 2008. He then served as Director of Force Development, G-8, until August 2009.
LTG Halverson’s military education includes the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Army War College, and the British Higher Command and Staff College.
LTG Halverson's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Joint Unit Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Staff Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.