Col. (Ret.) Anthony Haager

By AMY TURNEROctober 4, 2022

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee

Illinois State University (1987)

Anthony Haager, poses for a portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Dec. 10, 2018.  (U.S. Army photo by Darrell Hudson)
Anthony Haager, poses for a portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Dec. 10, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Darrell Hudson) (Photo Credit: Darrell Hudson) VIEW ORIGINAL

Col. (Ret.) Anthony E. Haager was born on November 15, 1965, in Gerabronn, Germany.

He attended Illinois State University where he completed a degree in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services while also completing the Army ROTC program. He graduated as the ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate and received his commission in 1987.

His assignments included a range of responsibilities crossing multiple disciplines and deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After transitioning to the Quartermaster Corps, he was twice selected as a Company Commander in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. In one of his final assignments, he served as the Military Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment.

Haager’s career culminated as the Military Deputy of Installation Management Command - Europe Region. In this capacity, he provided oversight for seven military cities with a combined population of 133,000 and a workforce population of more than 16,500 employees. His directorates delivered installation services, programs that supported training, enabled Joint and Army mobilization operations and enhanced community well-being while ensuring sound stewardship of resources.

In December 2015, Haager retired with over 27 years of service in the U.S. Army. His awards and accolade include the Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (6), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medals/Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (Two Campaign Stars), Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/10-Year Device-Bronze Hourglass and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

He has also received the National Intelligence Council Award For Excellence.

Haagar currently serves as Logistics Division Chief under the Installation Services Directorate. In this role, he is responsible for the programming, policy development, and oversight of a $1.4 billion portfolio encompassing 12 programs. Further, he participates in developing and staffing new policies and standards for maintenance; supply and services; transportation; and resource management techniques while simultaneously balancing the application of resources.

About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame

The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.

The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.

Read more about the 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees.