HALVORSON, George, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
113X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1974, Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research Development & Acquisitions) ASN (RD&A)
Service Years
1942 - 1974
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Nashwauk, Itasca County, MN
Last Address
Died at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, MN
Burial: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego, California
Plot: A-H, 70

Date of Passing
Apr 04, 1978
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: A-H, 70

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationSociety of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
  1942, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page
  1960, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Rear Admiral George Grandchamp HALVORSON, USN


Rear Admiral Halvorson was a member of the US Naval Academy class of 1942. He served throughout WWII in the heavy cruiser SALT LAKE CITY CA25. He received postgraduate training at the Naval Postgraduate School, at the California Institute of Technology, and at the Naval War College. 

During his naval career he commanded the destroyer POWER DD-839, Destroyer Division 172, and the guided-missile cruiser TOPEKA CLG-8. Shore assignments included duty in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; the Join Staff, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; in the Bureau of Naval Weapons; and in the Naval Ordnance System Command, where he was Deputy Commander for Undersea Warfare Systems and Manager of the Mark 48 torpedo program. Admiral Halvorson's association with the Navy's advanced ship development programs began in 1972, when he became Coordinator for Surface Ship Acquisition in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. 

In that assignment he was responsible for overall planning and coordination of new ship programs which included the development of hydrofoils, air cushion craft and surface effect ship. During that period he served for two years as Chairman of the Joint US/German/Italian Steering Committee which supervised the development of the NATO hydrofoil patrol craft (PHM). 

After retiring from active duty in 1974, he worked with Rohr Industries as Group Manager of Test and Evaluation for Rohr Marine Inc.'s 3,000-ton Surface Effect Ship Program. 
   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)USS Norton Sound (AVM-1)
Port Hueneme Division/White Sands Missile RangeUSS Power (DD-839)Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)USS Topeka (CLG-8)
CNO - OPNAVUnder Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research Development & Acquisitions) ASN (RD&A)
  1938-1942, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1942-1945, USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
  1945-1947, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1949-1949, USS Norton Sound (AVM-1)
  1950-1954, Port Hueneme Division/White Sands Missile Range
  1955-1955, USS Power (DD-839)
  1955-1959, Bureau of Naval Weapons Special Projects Office
  1960-1964, Bureau of Naval Weapons
  1965-1967, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)/Joint Staff, J5
  1967-1969, USS Topeka (CLG-8)
  1969-1972, CNO - OPNAV
  1972-1974, Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research Development & Acquisitions) ASN (RD&A)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyCalifornia Institute of TechnologyNaval War College
  1938-1942, United States Naval Academy
  1945-1947, California Institute of Technology1
  1960-1961, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Obituary, 1978, San Diego County, CA. REAR ADM. GEORGE HALVORSON DIES 3
  Sep 06, 2012, General Photos
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