MG Gibson was born on February 7, 1944. He was raised in Ayden, North Carolina, and commissioned in the Army upon his graduation from the United States Military Academy with the Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Naval War College. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategy from the Naval War College. His military training includes completion of the Airborne and Ranger Courses at the U.S. Army Infantry School; and the Fixed Wing Aviator, the Rotary Wing Qualification, and the AH-64 Aviator Qualification Courses at the U.S. Army Aviation School.
MG Gibson has held a variety of important command and staff positions culminating
in his current assignment as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. Other key
assignments include: Chief, Requirements, Programs and Priorities Division, Office of the Deputy Chief
of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Executive Officer to the Vice Chief
of Staff, Army; Assistant Division Commander, 101st Airborne Division ( Air Assault), Fort Campbell,
Kentucky; Director, Force Programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans,
Headquarters, Department of the Army; and Commanding General of the US Army Aviation and Troop Command. He
served as the first Commander of the US Army Aviation and Missile Command from 17 July 1997 to 9 July 1999.
He went on to serve in another assignment and retired thereafter.