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Battalion Commander

LTC Gipson

Battalion CommanderLieutenant Colonel (LTC) Issac (Ike) G. Gipson hails from Biloxi, MS, where he graduated from Biloxi High School in 1992. LTC Gipson received an Army ROTC scholarship and elected to apply the scholarship to Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In May 1997, LTC Gipson graduated from Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army, Air Defense Artillery Branch. LTC Gipson completed the Air Defense Officer Basic Course in Fort Bliss, Texas. His first duty station was in Ansbach, Germany, where he was assigned to the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. He served as a Launcher and Fire Control Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant, and as the Task Force Training Officer in support of Operation Northern Watch during a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in 1999. In 2000, he was promoted to Captain and returned to Fort Bliss, Texas, for the Captains Career Course and attended the Combined Arms Services Staff School in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

As a Captain, LTC Gipson assumed command of Bravo Battery, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery on September 7, 2001. He deployed the Battery in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and became the most northern Patriot Firing battery in Iraq. Upon redeployment from Iraq to Fort Bliss, Texas, he was selected to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of Fort Bliss. After completion of his tour as the Aide, he served as a Board Recorder for Officer Selection Boards in the DA Secretariat at the Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia. Thereafter, he was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. In 2007, LTC Gipson was conferred a Masters Degree in Defense Analysis.

LTC Gipson continued his military education at the Army’s Command and Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, before returning to troops in 2009. While assigned to 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Hood, Texas, LTC Gipson served as the Battalion S3 and Battalion Executive Officer. He deployed as the Battalion Executive Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010. In 2011, LTC Gipson was assigned to Department of the Army Inspector General, Investigations Division, Pentagon, Washington D.C., where he served as an investigator with the preliminary inquiries branch. LTC Gipson was selected to serve as the Assistant Executive Officer to the Director of the Army Staff in 2012.

His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with Five Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with two campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medal, Outstanding Volunteerism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.

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