"An Average Soldier will take advice and guidance... A Great Soldier will share." -Col. Brian Gibson, 69th ADA BDE Commander.

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Brigade Commander

COL Brian W. Gibson

Colonel Brian W. Gibson hails from the State of Mississippi. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army upon earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

Colonel Gibson’s previous assignments include: 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; Patriot / MEADS Team Chief, Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs (G-8), Washington, DC; Secretary of the General Staff, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Alexandria, VA; Chief of Concepts, United States Army Air Defense Artillery Director of Combat Developments, Fort Bliss, TX; Operations Officer (S-3), 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, TX and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; Operations Officer (S-3), 1st Battalion (Patriot), 7th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, TX; Operations Research Analyst, United States Army Recruiting Command, 6th Recruiting Brigade, Las Vegas, NV; Commander, A Battery, 6th Battalion (Patriot), 52nd Air Defense Artillery, Ansbach, Germany, Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia, and Operation Northern Watch, Turkey; Assistant Brigade Operations Officer (S-3), 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany, and Operation Joint Endeavor, Hungary; Battalion Master Gunner and Platoon Leader, 6th Battalion (Patriot), 43rd Air Defense Artillery, Ansbach, Germany and Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia.

Colonel Gibson’s military education includes: the Army War College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Command and General Staff College, the Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Airborne School, and the Air Defense Artillery Advanced and Basic Officer Courses. He holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Army War College and a Master of Arts in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Colonel Gibson’s decorations and awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

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