Lieutenant General David D. Halverson, retired on June 30, 2016 from the United States Army after over 37 years of service. On 1 October, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Cypress International Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia. On 1 January 2018, he became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
He grew up in Babbitt, Minnesota and graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery. 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. He graduated from the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Executive Development Program at the University of North Carolina.
Dave’s last active duty assignment was the U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, where he transformed the business approach to the global installation management and programmed the $19B annual energy, general services, force protection, construction and quality of life programs for over 154 installations in the Total Army. He has served in various staff and leadership positions including command at every level from Battery to Post Command to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command. He has served in Continental America, Europe, Korea, Panama, and South West Asia. His staff positions, focused on program development, testing, concept and requirement development, strategic planning, cost-benefit and risk analysis, with assignments as the Senior Military Analyst in the Joint Wargaming and Policy Division of the U.S. Southern Command in Panama, joint requirements and Army budget development in positions such as the Commander in Chief Team Chief in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate. He was the Central Command J3, Chief of Plans, and planned, coordinated, and executed war plans for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM after 9-11. He deployed as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) for the 4th Infantry Division for OIF 5/7. After his deployment, he assumed duties on the Army Staff, as the Director of Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization, G-3 and then became the Director of Force Development, G-8, where he developed the RDT&E investment, modernization and equipping programs for the Army totaling $200B across the POM. He transformed the training and modernization as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the Air Defense and Field Artillery merged under one post. Dave served as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command where the newest doctrine and concepts were developed, along with leader development, training and learning models programs were revamped.
His 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.
He is a lifetime member of the Association of the US Army, a lifetime member of the Field Artillery Association and the Air Defense Association. He is on the Board of Director’s for the Armed Services YMCA; he is the President of the National Field Artillery Association; he is on the Army MITRE Board; he is on the Leadership Council for the Legal Services Corporation; he is a Board Member of the Youth Impact Program; he is on the Advisory Board of the Army Red Cross; he is a volunteer for the United Through Reading Program; and he is on the Senior Advisory Group for the Commanding General at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
LTG Halverson’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with 3 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.