Colonel Jason R. Halvorsen is the Commander, Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC), Tucson AZ. He leads a Total Force test center with over 260 National Guard, Reserve, Active, Civilian, and government support contract personnel. He is responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting operational and developmental test and evaluation for mature weapons systems as directed by the Air National Guard (ANG), Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Colonel Halvorsen advises the Director of the Air National Guard and the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command on modernization, testing, and tactics development to increase the combat capability across the breadth of their operational systems.

Col Halvorsen was commissioned in November 2001 upon graduation from the Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tennessee. He completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi in February 2003 and F-16 training at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. He was then assigned to the Atlantic City Air National Guard holding a variety of squadron and wing positions as an F-16 Instructor Pilot. Col Halvorsen is a graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School and was the Chief of Wing Weapons from 2012-2015. Prior to his current position, Col Halvorsen was the Chief of Operational Requirements, National Guard Bureau, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. In this position, Col Halvorsen led advanced modernization efforts across the National Guard’s 1100 combat, mobility, and special mission aircraft, supporting 10 unified commands and the domestic response capability needs for 90 Air National Guard Wings covering 54 states and territories.

Col Halvorsen is a command pilot with more than 2,200 flying hours including more than 150 combat hours in two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

2001 Bachelor of Science, Business, University of Stockton, Galloway, N.J.
2007 Master of Business Administration, Finance & Economics, Rutgers University, Camden, N.J.
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2018 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

1. February 1996 – November 2001, Aerospace Ground Equipment, 177th Maintenance Group, ACY, N.J.
2. November 2001 – February 2003, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. February 2003 – April 2004, Student, F-16 Fighter Training Unit, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. April 2004 – September 2006, F-16 Flight Lead, Electronic Combat Pilot, 119th Fighter Squadron, ACY, N.J.
5. September 2006 – January 2008, Chief of Training, 119th Fighter Squadron, ACY, N.J.
6. January 2008 – January 2012, Instructor Pilot, 119th Fighter Squadron, ACY, N.J.
7. January 2012 – June 2012, Student, F-16 U.S. Air Force Weapons School Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8. June 2012 – September 2015, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 177th Fighter Wing, ACY, N.J.
9. September 2015 – October 2020, Chief, Combat Air Forces Requirements Branch, Joint Base Andrews, M.D.
10.October 2020 – October 2021, Chief, Operational Requirements Division, JB, M.D.
11.October 2021 – Present, Commander, Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center, Tucson, A.Z.

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,200, including 150 combat hours
Aircraft flown: F-16, T38, T-37

Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

1996 Distinguished Graduate, Aerospace Ground Equipment Technical School
1999 Airman of the Year, 177th Fighter Wing, ACY, N.J.
2004 Air-to-Ground Top Gun, Luke AFB, Ariz.
2009 Employee of the Year, 177th Operations Group, ACY, N.J.
2010 MOAA Company Grade Officer of the Year, 177th Operations Group, ACY, N.J.
2014 Top Instructor Pilot, 119th Fighter Squadron, ACY, N.J

Maintenance and Munitions Badge

Airman First Class February 25, 1996
Senior Airman June 8, 1997
Staff Sergeant January 6, 2001
Second Lieutenant November 16, 2001
First Lieutenant November 16, 2003
Captain November 16, 2005
Major January 27, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel October 22, 2015
Colonel March 25, 2021