Major General Brian W. Gibson – Guest Speaker

Major 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. MG Gibson most recently served as the Director of the Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team. Maj. Gen. Gibson assumed command of the 94th AAMDC on 30 June 2022.

Major General Gibson’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one 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.

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