MG (R) Halverson Receives Prestigious "Good Neighbor" Phantom Blue Blazer

MG (R) Halverson Receives Prestigious "Good Neighbor" Phantom Blue Blazer

MG (R) Halverson in his blue blazer

Fort Cavazos, Texas

Immediate past chapter president, MG (Ret) Robert L. Halverson, was honored at Fort Cavazos with the prestigious "Good Neighbor" Phantom Blue Blazer award for his support to the soldiers of III Corps & Fort Cavazos.

The Phantom Blue Blazer was presented to MG (Ret) Halverson by LTG Sean Bernabe, Commanding General III Corps & Fort Cavazos. The "Good Neighbor" program honors and recognizes the efforts of individuals who support and assist the soldiers and programs on Ft Cavazos and who have significantly enhanced the quality of life for soldiers, civilians and their families.

General Halverson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial construction management. He served 16 years in the Army, including tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam, the Federal Republic of Germany, Virginia, Texas, and the U.S. Army Reserves. In October 1985, MG (R Halverson transferred to the Texas Army National Guard and served in numerous command and staff positions. He was promoted to the rank of Major General and commanded the 49th Armored Division and also Multi-National Division North in Bosnia-Herzegovina during peace-keeping operations. He made major contributions to support soldiers while serving as the Chapter President of the AUSA Texas Capital Area Chapter from 2019-2021.

General Halverson has served in various positions throughout the United Services Organization (USO): advisory board member and as committee chair. General Halverson has made a significantly positive impact on Fort Cavazos soldiers and directly assisted in the improvement of their quality of life through his service with the Fort Cavazos USO.

“I am honored and humbled to be among so many great people,” said General Halverson. “I appreciate the staff and the garrison commander as I have always been so grateful for the work we do for the USO. I am proud to be a part of it, and thank you so much.”