Brigadier General Brian W. Gibson entered the active Army in 1992 after graduating from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and receiving a commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Computer Resources and Information Management and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
His military education includes: the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, Air Defense Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College. Following commissioning he served in the following key assignments: Platoon Leader and Battalion Master Gunner, 6th Battalion (Patriot), 43rd Air Defense Artillery, Ansbach, Germany and Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia; Assistant Brigade Operations Officer (S-3), 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany, and Operation Joint Endeavor, Hungary; Commander, A Battery, 6th Battalion (Patriot), 52nd Air Defense Artillery, Ansbach, Germany, Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia, and Operation Northern Watch, Turkey; Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, 6th Recruiting Brigade, Las Vegas, NV; Operations Officer (S-3), 1st Battalion (Patriot), 7th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, TX; Operations Officer (S-3), 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, TX and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; Chief of Concepts, United States Army Air Defense Artillery Director of Combat Developments, Fort Bliss, TX; Secretary of the General Staff, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Alexandria, VA; Patriot / MEADS Team Chief, Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs (G-8), Pentagon, Washington, DC; 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s (AAMDC) senior forward representative in the CENTCOM AOR, Deputy Commander, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, TX; Commander, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Hood, TX; Global Force Management Division Chief, Deputy Director of Regional Operations, Joint Staff Operations Directorate (J-3), Pentagon, Washington, DC; Commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and as the Chief of Air Defense Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. BG Gibson assumed responsibility as the Director of the Air and Missile Defense Cross Functional Team on 1 April 2019.
BG Gibson’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Meritorious Service Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon 2nd Award, NATO Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal. He has also been awarded the Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
BG Gibson is married to the former Cheryl Marie Lueckenbach. They have two children: Josiah and Simon.